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Understand What's Important

Kate Krebs Lyda created Staro Insights based on the belief that people and organizations are most successful when they make values-based business decisions. In order to get to the “how” in a business, philanthropic, nonprofit, or impact investing strategy, leaders must understand where their story began and the change they are trying to effect.

Kate brings expertise from a range of problem-solving perspectives to help her clients mobilize resources and capital for impact. She is experienced in conducting due-diligence for investment opportunities as well as feasibility analyses for campaign fundraising. She is astute in business strategy, product development and nonprofit social enterprise planning, and with nearly twenty years of hands-on experience in philanthropy and nonprofit management and development, she understands the challenges that come with social change. 

Kate holds an MBA from Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, a Master’s of Nonprofit Management from Regis University, and a BA in English from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Kate is from north Denver and still calls it home, now with her husband and two children. 

(Photo credit: Flor Blake Photography)