Wednesday, May 14, 2014

You're Invited: Matt Musel's Free Fundraising Training Event #4

Matt Musel, Manager of the Major Gifts team at the Minnesota Historical Society, has been hosting a series of free training sessions on fundraising, and you're invited to the fourth and final session this weekend. See below for event details and information, and RSVP today to save your seat!

Matt Musel: Free Fundraising Training Events




Meredith "Matt" Musel is a fund development officer and political organizer focused on public access to educational institutions.  He is currently Manager of the Major Gifts team at the Minnesota Historical Society, using the power of history to transform lives.

In addition to his work at the Minnesota Historical Society, Matt serves as a volunteer consultant for Square One Consulting, LLC where he does fundraising education and political campaign management. His clients have included local electoral campaigns - Alondra Cano and Linea Palmisano for Minneapolis City Council - and non-profit organizations - Kibera Girls Soccer Academy and African Development Solutions (Adeso) in Nairobi, Kenya. (See below to read complete biography.)

The Details

Session 4- Sunday, May 18
3:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.

Asking – understanding when to ask and when to say no
Thanking – Celebrating your donors

Franklin Library
Friends of Franklin Community Room (lower-level)
1314 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404


Free street parking is available on-site, and light drinks and refreshments will be provided. Please rsvp to the event coordinator at jeffrey.erbland@gmail.com. We hope to see you there!

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About Matt

Meredith "Matt" Musel is a fund development officer and political organizer focused on public access to educational institutions.  He is currently Manager of the Major Gifts team at the Minnesota Historical Society, using the power of history to transform lives.
In addition to his work at the Minnesota Historical Society, Matt serves as a volunteer consultant for Square One Consulting, LLC where he does fundraising education and political campaign management. His clients have included local electoral campaigns - Alondra Cano and Linea Palmisano for Minneapolis City Council - and non-profit organizations - Kibera Girls Soccer Academy and African Development Solutions (Adeso) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Mr. Musel worked for twelve years in fundraising for education institutions. During his five years as Chief Development officer for the University of Minnesota Extension, he solicited gifts to support the outreach programs in agricultural, natural resources, community vitality and family development.  Prior to this he raised funds to promote education access for the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and Bethlehem Academy, a Catholic high school in Faribault, Minnesota. 
In 2012, Matt served as political director for OutFront Minnesota political action committee, the state's leading organization for LGBT equality. The effort helped elect 15 new members of the Minnesota legislature from across the state through raising $60,000 and recruiting over 60 volunteers.  In 2009-2010, Mr. Musel volunteered as Executive Director for NAVIGATE, a leadership development organization for immigrant young adults to access education, jobs and legal status.  He was a founder of the Minnesota Immigrant Freedom Network, the state's lobby for college access for immigrant students, and served on the Citizens League's study committee on immigration and higher education.

Additional political work experience includes the transition team and in the Citizen's Outreach department of the Office of the Governor Jesse Ventura.   He has worked for TakeAction Minnesota, the Montana Democratic Party and as a community organizer with AmeriCorps VISTA.

Matt was educated at the University of Minnesota, where he was student body president, and the University of Saint Thomas, where he received a Master's degree in adult education.  Additionally, he is a graduate of the Masters of Advocacy and Political Leadership (MAPL) at the University of Minnesota – Duluth.

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