Joan Olson joins Creative Fundraising Advisors as a Senior Consultant
Minneapolis, MN – February 28, 2018 — Creative Fundraising Advisors (CFA), a fundraising consultancy serving nonprofit organizations, welcomes Joan Olson as Senior Consultant. Joan has over 30 years of experience serving nonprofit agencies in growing mission-focused philanthropy. In her role, Joan will work with CFA clients on fundraising strategy and implementation, as well as the engagement of staff, board and volunteers toward their unique missions and goals.
“Creative Fundraising Advisors works locally and nationally on many exciting campaigns. I am particularly excited to mentor volunteers and development staff alike in campaign planning and execution. By positioning these wonderful organizations for success, we help advance philanthropy. It is very rewarding work.”
Joan is a results-oriented executive with an expansive career in the nonprofit world. Joan led Minnesota’s largest arts fundraising campaign – the $103 million campaign for the Minneapolis Institute of Art (2003-2006) – and launched the first-ever capital campaign by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (2009-2014). Joan’s philanthropic and business experience also includes work with WomenVenture, Twin Cities Public Television and Minnesota Public Radio.
“Joan is an incredible partner on our journey to serve nonprofits. Her wealth of experience and collaborative approach will lead Creative Fundraising Advisors to new heights,” says Paul Johnson, President. “We thank Joan for her passion and leadership, and look forward to having her help build our capabilities further.”
Joan attended St. Catherine University in St. Paul and earned a Baccalaureate degree as an exchange student at Lycée d’Etat de Pont-à- Mousson in France.
Creative Fundraising Advisors, based in Minneapolis, MN, specializes in strategic fundraising and philanthropic services for nonprofit organizations. The firm has supported campaigns ranging from $1 million to $1 billion in education, the arts, social and human services.
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