Our Team

Cat Monaghan and Katie McFadden, two nonprofit Salesforce veterans, founded Common Voyage to focus on their special blend of truth-telling, creative technical solutions and commitment to community collaboration. Common Voyage builds technology solutions to empower nonprofit organizations to achieve their missions.


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Katie McFadden


Katie found her way to consulting after four years as a Program Manager and Salesforce System Administrator with a student exchange nonprofit. She is deeply committed to community grown solutions as an active member of the Power of Us HUB online community and Salesforce MVP Program. She holds three Salesforce certifications and has led global nonprofit training days (NPSP Days) around the world in cities such as D.C., San Francisco, Cape Town, Amsterdam and London. Katie has led and personally performed dozens of NPSP implementations and data migrations for nonprofits, and considers herself an automation designer helping nonprofits translate human processes to scalable technology patterns.

Certifications: Salesforce Administrator, Sales Cloud Consultant, Community Cloud Consultant, Pardot Specialist

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Cat Monaghan


Cat Monaghan has been working in the nonprofit Salesforce space for almost a decade, specializing in discovery and scoping, client management, team leadership and business operations. She has interacted with almost every type of nonprofit out there, overseeing hundreds of Salesforce implementations from Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP) projects to custom-built integrations and application development. Cat led the Portland Nonprofit Salesforce User Group for four years, and has presented on nonprofit technology topics at Dreamforce and other community events. Coupled with a deep knowledge of the Salesforce platform's extensibility, Cat’s consulting approach results in efficient systems owned by their teams. Cat is passionate about building long-term relationships with clients in order to deliver thoughtful, creative solutions that grow and evolve with an organization.

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Tara Charles


Tara Charles has always felt motivated to create a positive impact through her work, making her a natural fit for the Common Voyage team. After serving in a variety of nonprofit roles from programs to operations, Tara found her niche as a Salesforce Administrator, passionate about working at the intersection of people and systems to create and enhance organizational processes. Tara is an experienced system architect, data migration and application integration specialist as well as a passionate trainer. Having learned much from 5 years in the Salesforce community, she’s confident of the value that both the community and the Salesforce platform have to offer nonprofits and is eager to share her knowledge with our clients. Tara believes that technology should support and advance an organization's work, and she’s devoted to working with our clients to help realize their goals.