Fundraising Industry Veteran Joins NEWPORT ONE

July 18th, 2017

Today, Newport One is excited to announce it has hired Andrew Olsen, CFRE as Senior Vice President, based in Minneapolis, MN.  Olsen will play a key role in new business development for the agency’s expanding fundraising consulting practice.

“Andrew brings an impressive depth of experience in the nonprofit arena – specifically in the domestic hunger/poverty relief and healthcare sectors,” said Partner, Craig DePole.  “He is an award-winning fundraising strategist and business development leader, and we are thrilled to have Andrew join our growing team of fundraisers.  His depth of fundraising expertise, passion for his clients’ missions and commitment to client service is a perfect fit with Newport One.”

Andrew comes to Newport One with nearly 20 years of agency experience, having raised more than $200 million throughout his career. Prior to joining Newport, Olsen specialized in direct response fundraising and major gift strategy for domestic hunger and poverty relief organizations, as Vice President, Account Management at Russ Reid. In that role he led their agency’s work on behalf of Rescue Missions and Food Banks in the U.S. and Canada, The Salvation Army, and Catholic Charities.  His experience also includes work on behalf of Save the Children, The Smile Train, Special Olympics, Best Friends Animal Society, St. Joseph’s Indian School, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.

“Newport has a strong track record of producing innovative campaigns that consistently grow revenue for their clients,” said Olsen.  “The agency is uniquely positioned to deliver exceptional strategic value to nonprofits, and that’s exciting.  I look forward to joining their team of experienced fundraising leaders and contributing to their success.”

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