Kimberly A. Snyder

Kim Snyder has 20 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 – 2007, Kim was 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 BA in history, and again in 1995 with a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Humphrey Institute with emphases in non-profit management and education policy.  

Presently, Kim serves on the Board of Directors for Dress for Success, Twin Cities, the Advisory Council of MinnPost, 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: the Charities Review Council, MN Adoption Resource Network, MN Indian Women's Resource Center, People Incorporated, the Minnetonka Public Schools Foundation, and the Willmar Area Community Foundation.

Kim founded the Excelsior Bay Group, LLC in 2007 to help non-profit organizations assess and build their long-term fundraising capacity.