About Me

Andrew Olsen, CFRE, is an award-winning fundraiser whose work on behalf of some of the nation’s leading organizations has generated more than $60 million to help change lives, influence public policy and shape the nation’s political landscape.

He currently advises nonprofits on ways to more efficiently and effectively raise the funds they need to advance their strategic objectives.  Andrew’s areas of focus include direct response fundraising, major gifts, planned gift marketing and advocacy.

Andrew is a featured contributor at Alltop and Christian Leadership Alliance and has presented at numerous industry conferences including National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions, Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, Catholic Charities USA, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and the Center for Nonprofit Success.

He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement and the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions.

Andrew is a 2011 ECHO Award winner, and a 2009 recipient of the prestigious Gold Quill for Excellence from the International Association of Business Communicators.

Connect with Andrew via LinkedIn.

Client Experience

This is a sampling of the many clients Andrew has served throughout his career: Appalachia Service Project Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (40+ affiliates) Best Friends Animal Society Bob Allison Ataxia Research Center at University of Minnesota Boystown California Republican Party Catholic Charities (10+ affiliates) Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles Chosen …

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“Andrew is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, creative fundraising professionals who can “connect the dots” and position an organization well in the marketplace. He certainly is a credit to Russ Reid and I find myself energized about fundraising every time I talk to this cheerful, competent professional fundraiser.” Barbara Martenson, Major Donor Officer, Union Gospel Mission Twin …

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  1. Kate Hogg

    Hi Andrew

    Just to say how much I enjoy your major giving advice. So clear and resonates with what Ive learnt in around 17 years of fundraising with high net worth individuals here in the UK. it would be great to swap experience from our respective sides of the Atlantic. Ill look forward to your discussions. Best wishes Kate

    1. AndrewOlsenCFRE

      Thank you so much for your note! I’d love to connect and talk more about this at some point. Msg me if you’d like!

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