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

Mindy leads and manages the organization’s fundraising and communications systems, strategies, and activities including:

  • Annual giving and membership
  • Foundation and corporate grants
  • Major and planned giving
  • eCommunications (social media, eNews, and the website)
  • Printed materials (newsletters, annual reports, and more)

Past Jobs & Experience

Mindy has been with Gathering Waters since 2008, previously serving as the organization's Membership & Administrative Assistant and Operations & Outreach Coordinator. Previously, 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, and sons.

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