Kim Taylor

    Kimberly Taylor is the Founder and CEO at Taylor Collective Solutions (TCS), a boutique public relations, development and events firm she founded in 2005. Her proficiencies include project management, business development, campaign strategies, strategic communications, and business and nonprofit development.

    With over 27 years of experience, Kim has worked at all levels of the public and private sectors, as well as with elected officials and corporations. Kim has managed multi-year issue campaigns, implemented strategic corporate plans, and raised millions in individual and corporate sponsorships for various organizations and causes. Her experience is vast and diverse, and includes event planning, major donor fundraising, direct response management, lobbying, grant writing, campaigning, fieldwork and communications. Kim has lobbied both at the federal and grassroots level, worked in grassroots organizing and raised money for federal, statewide and local candidates and committees and non-profits.

    During her career, Kim assisted in the planning and management of two of the largest marches and concerts on the Mall in U.S. history: the 2000 Million Mom March and the 2004 March for Women’s Lives, both of which reportedly had over 1 million attendees. She lobbied at the grassroots level for the Children’s Defense Fund, including the successful Children’s Health Insurance Bill now known as the CHIP program. Kim worked for Unity ’98, a collaborative effort to raise over $40 million for all the Democratic Committees with President Clinton and Vice President Gore. While at the Podesta Group, Kim worked in communications and public relations for groups such as the Annie E Casey Foundation’s Kids Count Program. During her tenure with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence she planned their largest events to-date with dozens of celebrities and musicians, doubling their major donor program and lobbied on behalf of sensible gun laws. Before starting TCS, Kim was responsible for spearheading raising over $13 million nationwide for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund (501c(4) and PAC), the political arm of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America for the 2004 elections. During the 2006 cycle, Kim was the National Finance Director on key Senatorial campaigns including the successful campaigns for Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator Jim Webb. Throughout her career, she has represented hundreds of non-profit organizations and causes.

     

    Kim was born in Texas but raised in Denver, Colorado and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and minor in business from the University of Colorado, Denver. She found her passion for politics and progressive causes while working as a social worker with at-risk adolescents and abused children. After ten years in Washington, D.C., Kim now resides in Austin, Texas with her husband and two children. Kim is active in Texas politics and currently serves on the Texas Gun Sense Board of Directors and leads the Board of Trustee Parent Advisory Council for Eanes ISD.