Mindy Petersen, CFRE

Mindy Petersen
608-251-9131 x15

Primary Responsibilities

  • 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 & Experiences

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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