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Jennifer Dieter (she/her/hers), CFRE, CPPM, has over 15 years of non-profit experience, the majority in fund development. She has worked with several small, grassroots organizations looking to maximize their resources by raising money in an effective, sustainable way. She understands small shop fundraising and the unique needs of a fundraising generalist. She is currently on the Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals' (AFP) Board of Directors and Education Committee and involved with the Community Centric Fundraising (CCF) group in the Twin Cities. Jennifer has a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy from Lawrence University. She became a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) in 2015 and completed the Certified Professional Project Manager (CPPM) program at St. Thomas in 2020. Visit Jennifer's LinkedIn page to learn more:

Jennifer's expertise can help you: 

  • Create a resource-focused development plan to help maximize return on investment

  • Work with the board of directors, volunteers, and staff to build a culture of philanthropy including training 

  • Research and write grants 

  • Develop effective messaging and communications tools to increase donor engagement 

  • Copywrite for websites, direct mail, newsletters, brochures, digital media, and other collateral materials

  • Provide advice or direction around fundraising strategy or working with individual donors 

  • Evaluation of databases or other tools to manage donor information 

  • Guidance on data analysis and an evaluation structure to inform decisions and measure success 

  • Assist in creation of event plan for fundraising and/or cultivation events 

  • Leadership coaching and support 

  • Serve as interim development director at your organization

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Liz Atchison (she/her) has over 14 years of non-profit experience, the majority in strategic planning and program development. Liz is a well-rounded and innovative leader with a drive to exceed goals and expectations. She holds proven success in outstanding leadership skills, organizational strategic planning, community outreach, program development and implementation, coaching, fundraising, volunteer management and special events. Liz holds a special expertise for developing safe programs for youth. Liz has a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse. Visit Liz’s LinkedIn page to learn more:

Liz’s expertise can help you:

  • Staff and volunteer leadership coaching and support

  • Develop strategic direction around community engagement growth

  • Creation of virtual and in-person programs and events

  • Assist with standardizing programming across geographic areas and multiple locations 

  • Assist with development of programmatic evaluation tools and impact reports

  • Work with board of directors, volunteers and staff to understand effective programmatic impact and how it is essential for fundraising success

  • Develop effective messaging tools to increase program attendance

  • Copyright for websites, newsletters, marketing and other collateral 

  • Establish or review risk management policies and procedures

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Mike Orum (he/him) has over 20 years of non-profit experience, primarily with small and medium size organizations. He has experience as an Executive Director at both local and national nonprofits. Mike has experience in developing new programs, improving operational efficiencies, building infrastructure, and creating exciting and new engagement opportunities. He has experience in many areas of nonprofit operations from program development, impact measurement, community engagement, executive leadership, risk policy development, corporate and individual fundraising and volunteer management. Mike is dedicated and focused on excellence in all areas of organizational management, committed to providing high quality services to customers, staff, volunteers, and donors. As Mike likes to say, “every dollar and every hour counts.”


Mike has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work and Criminal Justice from Buena Vista University and completed the Advancing Leadership Program through Franklin Covey/ Kellogg School of Management. Visit Mike’s LinkedIn Page to learn more:

Mike’s expertise can help your organization:

  • Serve as interim Executive Director or staff member so your organization doesn’t miss a beat when a leader or staff member leaves

  • Develop new programs or redefine current operations to improve efficiency and impact

  • Create measurement tools for programs that tell your story

  • Develop new and exciting ways to engage the community

  • Create corporate volunteer opportunities that engage and excite

  • Assist with program management and development

  • Work with Board of Directors to understand the impact of programs to better tell “the story” leading to improved fundraising success

  • Create or update background check and risk management policies to help reduce risk

  • Make improvements in current volunteer program management processes, procedures, and engagement

  • Create sponsorship or operations budgets

  • Grant writing and reporting


Mike lives in Atlanta with his spouse, Martin, and rescue beagle, Cody.

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Wendy Blethen Helgeson (She/Her/Hers) has over 20 years of experience working in and with the non-profit sector. Her primary focus of work has been in the creation and implementation of community coalitions using events and programs with a civic focus. She is an expert at creating public/private partnerships and pairing organizations for mutually beneficial objectives. She is a partner for all projects needing a leader from conception to implementation. Wendy has a proven ability to develop and maintain long-term professional relationships and deliver extraordinary customer service. Find out more about Wendy at her LinkedIn profile:


Wendy’s expertise can help your organization with:


  • Team building & leadership development

  • Event and travel program planning

  • Business development

  • Operation management

  • Volunteer recruitment, engagement & supervision

  • Relationship building

  • Stakeholder management

  • Exceptional communication


Wendy has established relationships with leaders in the public and private sector, elected and appointed officials, and non-profit executives throughout Minneapolis-Saint Paul, and other metropolitan areas nationwide. She is well connected in the community and wants you to be, too.

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