RaiseMN
A GiveMN Initiative

RaiseMN staff and coaches

Meet the team

RaiseMN Team

As RaiseMN is a new initiative of GiveMN to make a focused effort to increase nonprofit fundraising capacity, the core team is comprised of GiveMN staff. Additionally, RaiseMN will retain external fundraising experts to meet the specific needs of organizations participating in the RaiseMN Fundraising Institute.

 

Jake Blumberg

Jake Blumberg is the Executive Director of GiveMN and oversees the planning and first offering of RaiseMN. Jake will also be working with the GiveMN Board, funders and other stakeholders to scale RaiseMN into the future.

Andrea Kopfmann Andrea is the Director of Campaigns and Partnerships for GiveMN and the project manager for the RaiseMN Fundraising Institute. 

Andrea Kopfmann

Andrea is the Director of Campaigns and Partnerships for GiveMN and the project manager for the RaiseMN Fundraising Institute. 

Dan Moore Dan Moore is the Director of Operations and Donor Experience and will serve as a coach for the RaiseMN Fundraising Institute.

Dan Moore

Dan Moore is the Director of Operations and Donor Experience and will serve as a coach for the RaiseMN Fundraising Institute.

Tom Zimmerman Tom Zimmerman is Director of Marketing and Communications at GiveMN and will be overseeing RaiseMN.org, building fundraising resources for nonprofits, and serving as RaiseMN Blog Editor.

Tom Zimmerman

Tom Zimmerman is Director of Marketing and Communications at GiveMN and will be overseeing RaiseMN.org, building fundraising resources for nonprofits, and serving as RaiseMN Blog Editor.

Mai Vang Mai Vang is GiveMN's Support Specialist and provides logistical planning and support for the RaiseMN Fundraising Institute.

Mai Vang

Mai Vang is GiveMN's Support Specialist and provides logistical planning and support for the RaiseMN Fundraising Institute.

 
 

Other RaiseMN Fundraising Institute coaches

As part of the RaiseMN Fundraising Institute, external fundraising coaches will be brought on to assist with the customized needs of each participating organization. 

Tana Hargest

Tana Hargest

Tana Hargest is passionate about making art and telling stories that propel society forward. Hargest is currently a Springboard for the Arts Creative Economy Fellow, where she is working to develop her artist-led collective action, Black Market MN, and a North Star Black Cooperative Economics Fellow through Nexus Community Partners. Hargest is co-founder of the Underground Media Collective, a platform to re-imagine public media.

In addition to her art practice, Hargest has over eighteen years of experience providing strategic guidance and practical implementation plans for arts organizations. She has previously served as the Executive Director of the Givens Foundation for African American Literature; Director of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts; Associate Director of The Soap Factory; Director of Education at Art 21, Inc.; Manager of New Media Learning at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston; and Assistant Curator of Education at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Hargest received a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and a MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.

 
Sheila Terryll

Sheila Terryll

Sheila Terryll is a fundraising mentor helping to build and grow projects in the community.

Terryll founded and lead the development consulting company, Flying Buttress, for over a decade before co-founding Wiser Wolf in 2014. A few of Terryll’s high profile successes include lead fundraiser for the 2008 Legacy Campaign, founding executive director of Achieve Minneapolis (the private resources garnering organization for the Minneapolis Public Schools), and part of the development team for the Open Book literary center capital campaign. Terryll’s focus at Wiser Wolf is to help organizations achieve and maintain financial stability via resource development strategy.

 
Kevin Vollmers

Kevin Vollmers

Kevin Vollmers is the Director of Development and Communications at Global Rights for Women (GRW). He is an experienced fundraising, marketing and communication professional. As an employee and consultant, he has worked with numerous organizations, including The George Washington University, Second Harvest Heartland, Hennepin Theatre Trust, TU Dance and The Arc Greater Twin Cities. He frequently offers pro bono crowdfunding and grant writing consultations to artists, individuals from marginalized communities and nonprofit businesses run by people of color. Entrepreneurial in spirit, he has worked with folks from throughout the country and the world, hosted radio programs, written for Entertainment Weekly, published books and been featured major publications, such as The New York Times, BBC, NBC News and National Public Radio, for his various projects."


GiveMN Board of Directors

Meghan McInerny - Chair
Clockwork

John Larsen - Vice Chair
Design 45

C. Scott Cooper
Community Volunteer

Dan Cramer
Grassroots Solutions

Jacqui Dorsey
Hvistendahl, Moersch, Dorsey & Hahn, P.A.

Steve Gasser
Vivid Image

Todd Hauschildt
Optum Consumer Solutions Group, UnitedHealth Group

Darla Kashian
RBC Wealth Management

Chris Lambe
Columbia University

Jamie Millard
Pollen

David Nicholson
Headwaters Foundation for Justice

Mahtab Rezai
Crux Collaborative

Jasmine Russell
Monicat Data

Diane Tran
HealthEast

Jeremy Wells
Minnesota Philanthropy Partners