211 S Paterson St, Suite 270
Madison, WI 53703
Tel: 608-251-9131 x15
Fax: 608-663-5971
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Mindy Petersen

Development & Outreach Director

Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinates membership program
  • Manages major donor and foundation/corporate grants programs
  • Maintains the donor database
  • Provides fundraising advice and training to land trusts
  • Everything outreach
  • Operational systems
  • Event planning

Past Jobs & Experience

Since Mindy started at Gathering Waters in 2008 she has served in many roles, evolving to fulfill the needs of an ever-changing organization. She's handled office administration, IT oversight; been our membership program coordinator; overseen our entire outreach program and all of our events; and, supervised countless interns and volunteers.

Prior to joining Gathering Waters, Mindy worked as the Development & Communications Coordinator for the Aldo Leopold Nature Center in Monona, WI and as a Development Assistant for NextStep Recycling in Eugene OR.


B.A., Global Studies, University of California Santa Barbara, 2006
Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management, University of Oregon, 2007

Favorite protected place in Wisconsin

Prairie Moraine Parkway- where her doggies can romp off-leash, anytime of the year.


Mindy moved to Madison from the Central Coast of California in September 2007. She enjoys motherhood, traveling, reading and getting outside with her two pups, husband, Dann and son, Merritt.

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