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.
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
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.
Nicolas Campbell is a developer and architect who cares deeply about helping nonprofits achieve their missions through the judicious use of technology. He has been building Salesforce solutions for nonprofits since 2011, working first as a developer for Groundwire and then consulting independently. In 2014, Nic joined Salesforce.org and spent five years leading the design and development of features for the Nonprofit Success Pack, including features like Engagement Plans and Customizable Rollups. As an active member of the nonprofit Salesforce community, Nic believes in the tenets of open source software, and that broad collaboration between people and organizations is vital to the success and wellbeing of both.
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.
Phil Nelson is passionate about collaborating with those around him to build a better world. This focus has been rewarded with numerous opportunities to pursue this ethos – including working with underserved communities as a case manager for a social service organization, working as a technical project manager for a music licensing agency and most recently, running an interactive music program for children in the pediatric wing of the Oregon Health and Science University Hospital. The breadth of this experience has given Phil unique insight into how organizations implement and pursue their core mission while staying anchored to their philosophical roots. Phil is driven to help Common Voyage's clients improve their operational processes through technology so they can stay focused on what really matters.