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Kimberly Allen Snyder, Consulting Associate

Kim Snyder has 15 years of fundraising experience within the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota philanthropic communities. Over her career, Kim has worked in development operations of all sizes and at various stages of maturity. In each setting, she has exceeded annual fundraising goals and successfully added to the organization’s overall fundraising capacity. From 2003 to 2007, Kim was as the vice president of Children’s Foundation, the fundraising arm of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. In this position, Kim was the chief fundraising strategist and operations officer, and was responsible for leading the Foundation to its most successful year of fundraising on record.

Prior to Children’s, she was the director of development for the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and at Ridgewater College in Willmar and Hutchinson, Minnesota. In both institutions, she built and ran development programs centered on major gifts fundraising and long-term donor stewardship. Additionally, she served as a major gift officer at the Carlson School of Management and led system-wide grant writing initiatives for the Minnesota Community College System and subsequent Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

As a result, Kim has proven expertise in all aspects of fundraising, including corporate, foundation and governmental grants, annual fund, major and planned giving, capital campaign development and execution, cause-related marketing and corporate sponsorship, board and volunteer engagement, and donor stewardship.

Kim was educated at the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1992 with a B.A. in history, and again in 1995 with a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Humphrey Institute with emphases in nonprofit management and education policy.

Presently, Kim serves on the board of the MN Adoption Resource Network, the Financial Capacity Committee of the Charities Review Council, and as a mentor at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. In addition, she has been an active volunteer throughout her career serving on the boards or advisory committees for: People Incorporated, the Minnetonka Public Schools Foundation, and the Willmar Area Community Foundation.

As a consultant Kim’s clients have included: 621 Educational Foundation, Augustana Care Corporation, Children’s Cancer Research Fund, Christo Rey Jesuit High School, Center for Cross-Cultural Health, Citizens League, Ecumen, MN Children’s Museum, MN State College Student Association, NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center, Northway Community Trust, Resources for Child Caring, Rochester Area Foundation, St. David's Child Development and Family Services, Way to Grow, and Youth Frontiers.