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.
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 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 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 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
John Larsen - Vice Chair
C. Scott Cooper
Hvistendahl, Moersch, Dorsey & Hahn, P.A.
Optum Consumer Solutions Group, UnitedHealth Group
RBC Wealth Management
Headwaters Foundation for Justice
Minnesota Philanthropy Partners