About Me

Andrew SpeakingAndrew Olsen, CFRE, is Vice President, Client Services at Russ Reid – an Omnicom ad agency serving the nonprofit sector. An award-winning fundraising advisor, Andrew has been the driving force behind growing brand awareness and increasing market share for dozens of charitable, advocacy, and political organizations. His energetic style and profound understanding of the marketplace have helped raise more than $100 million to change lives and shape the nation’s public policy and political landscapes.

Andrew’s experience includes work on behalf of Save the Children, Special Olympics, St. Joseph’s Indian School, Best Friends Animal Society, Boys Town, Catholic Charities agencies, numerous Food Banks and Rescue Missions, children’s hospitals, PBS stations, advocacy organizations, and political campaigns/committees.

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

Andrew is co-author of Rainmaking: The Fundraiser’s Guide to Landing Big Gifts, and is in demand as a speaker and writer on various topics impacting the nonprofit sector.

Connect with Andrew via LinkedIn.

2 comments on “About Me
  1. Kate Hogg says:

    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

    • AndrewOlsenCFRE says:

      Kate,
      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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