Courtney Backen  (장정미)

Director, Community and Capacity Development | she/her/hers

Courtney leads the charge on resource and tool building for GiveMN and Raise MN.

With a background in fundraising for several Minnesota-based organizations like Friends of the Hennepin County Library, Environment Minnesota, and Minnesota Public Radio, Courtney helps provide fundraising tools and resources that take nonprofits and schools to the next level.

Courtney graduated from Concordia College-Moorhead with an English Literature degree (her favorite authors are Haruki Murakami and Louise Erdrich) and received her master’s in Nonprofit Management from Hamline University.

When she’s not fundraising, you can find Courtney knitting, shopping at Trader Joe’s or taste-testing the newest Haribo gummy flavor. 



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