Lisa Stein


Lisa Stein is a philanthropy leader and a non-profit executive, driven to make the world a better place and support the people and organizations making that happen. Throughout her career, Lisa has launched Major Gift, donor relations and lapsed donor processes and programs. She has exponentially increased donor giving and engagement in a wide variety of non-profits. Lisa has worked across the full spectrum of organizations, from large complex fundraising teams to acting as the sole fundraiser at an organization. Lisa loves getting to know peoples’ whys and help connect donors’ philanthropic missions to the needs of the organization.

When not working, Lisa loves to be active and social and enjoy all things that Minnesota has to offer; particularly spending time with her two sons, two dogs (Chili and Queso) and cat (Sky). Lisa has lived and worked all around the world and is fluent in Spanish.

Lisa holds a Masters in International Development and Public Policy from Georgetown University, a Certificate in Fundraising Management from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University; and a Bachelors in International Relations from Boston University. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals in Minnesota, co-chair of the Board of the Park Public Schools & Community Foundation, committee member of the Global Allocations Committee of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation and a graduate of the Harry Kay Jewish Leadership Institute.

career highlights

Regional Director for Global Philanthropy at Children International

Regional Director of Philanthropy at the American Cancer Society

Director of Advancement for United Family Medicine

Director of Development for Sabes Jewish Community Center

Development Manager for Children’s HeartLink

Development Manager for Healing Hands for Haiti

sector experience

International Non-profits

Health Care



Community Centers

areas of expertise

Leading and Developing Fundraising Teams

Major Gift Programs and Expansion

Donor Qualification and Planning

Establishing Stewardship Plans

Campaign Fundraiser