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CHAPTER MEETING & EDUCATION SESSION: Finding time to use the restroom in between fundraising campaigns

April 6, 2017 | 7:30 am - 9:30 am


7:30 – 8:00am  Registration and breakfast
8:00 – 8:30am  Chapter Meeting
8:30 – 9:30am  Education Session

Breakfast is included in registration fee

Chapter Meeting

Join us for the April chapter meeting to learn more about your member benefits of networking, volunteering, and hear about our chapter’s involvement with the AFP Political Action Committee (PAC).

Education Session

Finding time to use the restroom in between fundraising campaigns

Join AFP Minnesota for a stimulating conversation about the ins, outs, ups and downs of fundraising campaigns. We’ll investigate issues such as how to navigate campaigns internally among other fundraising activities; how best to work with a board and other volunteers; how to engage the executive director; how to avoid donor fatigue; and more!

Hansen Henley Yoder & Lamb




Tim Torgerson
Nationwide Director, Leadership and Campaign Giving, American Cancer Society

Tim TorgersonTim has over 30 years of fund raising and non-profit management experience including major gifts, annual giving, planned giving and capital development. He has extensive experience closing large contributions including in 2003 when he and the Midwest Division team closed a $7.5 million gift for Hope Lodge which at that time was the largest current gift to the American Cancer Society in its history.

In 2007, Tim joined the American Cancer Society National Home Office to serve as the Director of Institutional Funding where he coordinates national relationships with large private and corporate foundations. Since joining the American Cancer Society in 2001, Tim has raised or been part of teams that have generated over $45 million for Hope Lodge and other ACS programs. He has closed four seven-figure and seventeen six-figure gifts in his tenure. Prior to joining the American Cancer Society, Tim served in development and senior management positions with the YMCA, The Salvation Army, St. Andrew’s Church and Opportunity Partners.


Brighid Holman Hansen, CFRE
President, Hansen Henley Yoder & Lamb

Brighid Holman HansenBrighid is a development professional with 30 years experience in national and senior level positions. She has conducted major annual, capital, and endowment campaigns for organizations such as: The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, The National Park Foundation, Great Lakes Aquarium, Minnesota Diversified Industries, The Nature Conservancy and Women’s Foundation of Minnesota. She has worked with nonprofits helping to raise over $200M throughout her career.  A former Chair of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Minnesota Chapter, Brighid had broad experience in relationship building and public relations and has worked with major philanthropists across the country.

Mark J. Marshall
Principal, Bentz Whaley Flessner

Mark MarshallMark is a principal and healthcare practice leader at Bentz Whaley Flessner. With over 20 years of fundraising and nonprofit leadership experience in major and planned gifts, grateful patient programs, annual giving, and campaign strategy. He has particular interests in major and principal gift strategies, and strengthening development teams through coaching of leadership.

Prior to joining the firm he served as vice president for development and alumni relations at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. Prior to that, he served for over ten years at the University of Minnesota’s Medical Foundation as director of development for special programs and as director of alumni relations and special projects. During that time he was part of the university’s $1.5 billion campaign. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from St. Olaf College and an MBA. He has been a presenter and has served in volunteer capacities for CASE, APRA, AFP, AAMC, and the Planned Giving Council. He also serves on the International Advisory Board for AHP.

Rolf Thompson
Executive Director, National Eagle Center

Rolf ThompsonRolf Thompson has been Executive Director of the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minnesota since 2012. His career has included a number of nonprofit leadership roles including Executive Director at YMCA Camp Widjiwagan from 1990 to 1999 and Director of Resource Development with the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation in St. Paul from 2000 to 2011. He successfully managed development shops and led capital campaigns in both positions, including Wilder’s campaign for the Wilder Center in St. Paul that opened in 2007. He is also in the early stages of developing a capital campaign at the National Eagle Center.

Rolf holds an MBA from the University of St. Thomas and served on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness from 2008 to 2014. Currently he serves on the Wabasha Port Authority/Economic Development Agency and the Board of Directors of the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce.

CFRE International Approved Continuing Education Provider

Education Session attendees will earn one CFRE credit.


April 6, 2017
7:30 am - 9:30 am
Event Categories:


AFP Minnesota


Register online:
Member $20; Nonmember $40
Advance Registration Closes:
4:30 pm April 4, 2017
Onsite Registration?
Yes, additional $10*


Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota/Brother Louis Hall
2304 Park Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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