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presents President & Chief Executive Officer at Tiwahe Foundation Ballinger | Leafblad is proud to

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Tiwahe Foundation

Ballinger | Leafblad is proud to present the following information on behalf of our client, Tiwahe Foundation, in its search for a President & Chief Executive Officer.

Foundation, in its search for a President & Chief Executive Officer. tiwahefoundation.org ballingerleafblad.com
presenting our client Tiwahe Foundation ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW “Tiwahe” means family. With family values and lasting

presenting our client

Tiwahe Foundation ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

“Tiwahe” means family. With family values and lasting ties. Where mutual support and giving add up to self-sufficiency and sustainability. Where relationships among people and even all living things are supreme.

Minneapolis-based Tiwahe Foundation is a place for giving - and giving back - that benefits the well-being of American Indian people and communities in Minnesota. Tiwahe is a community foundation of friends and supporters Indian and non-Indian who have resources, time and talents to share.

The Circle of Giving
The
Circle of
Giving

Everyone works together to unleash more philanthropy and generosity that are not only held within every person but also embodied collectively.

The Tiwahe Foundation thinks of this as the Circle of Giving a continuous cycle of success grounded in indigenous culture that recognizes that giving benefits both giver and receiver.

The Foundation evolved from origins as a culturally responsive grantmaking initiative of three Minnesota family foundations known as the American Indian Family Empowerment Program (AIFEP). Launched in 1993 initially by the Marbrook Foundation, AIFEP was the inspiration of Markell Brooks. It operated as a donor-designated fund with monies from a collaborative of the Marbrook, Westcliff and Grotto Foundations. In 2009, AIFEP transformed into a new entity, the Tiwahe Foundation. While Tiwahe Foundation is an independent community foundation with its own board of directors, the original AIFEP remains part of the ongoing work.

own board of directors, the original AIFEP remains part of the ongoing work. tiwahefoundation.org ballingerleafblad.com
presenting our client Tiwahe Foundation ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW The Tiwahe Foundation is a trusted community partner,

presenting our client

Tiwahe Foundation ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

The Tiwahe Foundation is a trusted community partner, connector and resource. The core work involves:

Investing in the needs of individuals relative to education, economic and community development, and tribal culture through American Indian Family EmpowermentProgram grants;

Promoting Indian leadership development and leadership networkformation;

Building a permanent endowment for operations; and

Practicing core values such as generosity, compassion, courage and resilience in operationalizing the Circle of Giving, so as to build a self-sustainingcommunity.

The American Indian Family Empowerment Program Fund (AIFEP) is a grantmaking project of the Tiwahe Foundation, which awards grants to individuals working to be of service to their community, connected to their culture, and to have their potential realized. Since its inception, the AIFEP Fund has made about 800 grants totaling more than $1.4 million. Grants range from $500 to $2,500.

Goal 1

Goal 2

Goal 3

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Educational

Economic Sufficiency

Culture

Attainment

and Development

To preserve and renew Native cultural connections through learning traditional and cultural practices. (Native Language, connecting to ceremonies, learning and teachings from elders, beading, regalia, drum making, etc.)

Support to attain college degrees, certificates, vocational training, GED, college entrance exams, learning of trades and related expenses.

Support for Employment, business, entrepreneurial opportunities and related expenses, (Small micro business support, equipment needs for school or business, support for trainings and tools, asset building goals)

presenting our client Tiwahe Foundation MISSION The Tiwahe Foundation is a resource for giving and

presenting our client

Tiwahe Foundation MISSION

The Tiwahe Foundation is a resource for giving and strengthens American Indian communities by building capacity through leadership, culture, values and vision.

capacity through leadership, culture, values and vision. VISION The Tiwahe Foundation envisions American Indian

VISION

The Tiwahe Foundation envisions American Indian people and families:

Learning, practicing and sharing cultural indigenous knowledge andvalues.

Being self-sufficient and self-determined.

Serving as leaders who promote and strengthen communitywell-being.

 Serving as leaders who promote and strengthen communitywell-being.  tiwahefoundation.org ballingerleafblad.com
presenting our client Tiwahe Foundation VALUES Integrity – The Tiwahe Foundation holds itself to the

presenting our client

Tiwahe Foundation

VALUES

Integrity The Tiwahe Foundation holds itself to the highest ethical standards, acting with transparency and accountability in all its operations.

Respect and Honor The Tiwahe Foundation respects individuals and families and honors the leadership, traditions and culture of American Indian communities.

Trust The Tiwahe Foundation is a trusted partner, having established credibility by knowing and understanding the strengths, needs and effective solutions within the cultural context of the communities it serves.

within the cultural context of the communities it serves. Kinship – The Tiwahe Foundation values the

Kinship The Tiwahe Foundation values the relationships among extended families, tribal nations and communities.

Circle of Giving The Tiwahe Foundation cherishes the timeless American Indian value of communal generosity and reciprocity, embodied in the honor and humility of both giving and receiving, and seeks to instill these values in future generations.

Indigenous World View The Tiwahe Foundation understands, honors and practices American Indian sovereignty that leads to a vibrant and self-sustaining community through valued traditions, spirituality, language and connection to the earth.

FOUNDATION GOALS

1. Serve as a Community Foundation by and for American Indian communities

2. Strengthen and Expand the Oyate Leadership Network

3. Expand and Broaden Grant-making Capacities via robust fundraisingstrategies

4. Drive Positive Impact from within American Indian Communities

CULTURE The culture at the Tiwahe Foundation can be described as supportive, innovative, collaborative and

CULTURE

The culture at the Tiwahe Foundation can be described as supportive, innovative, collaborative and humble. There is a spirit of generosity and a preference for trusting, meaningful relationships. As a small organization, there is a culture of equality. Like a family, every person matters.

there is a culture of equality. Like a family, every person matters. tiwahefoundation.org ballingerleafblad.com
there is a culture of equality. Like a family, every person matters. tiwahefoundation.org ballingerleafblad.com
there is a culture of equality. Like a family, every person matters. tiwahefoundation.org ballingerleafblad.com
presenting the position of President & CEO POSITION OVERVIEW The Tiwahe Foundation is seeking a

presenting the position of

President & CEO POSITION OVERVIEW

The Tiwahe Foundation is seeking a visionary, dynamic and enthusiastic leader, with a background in philanthropy, nonprofit, or community leadership. The President and CEO will lead Tiwahe Foundation in executing its strategic plan and will be responsible for fundraising, financial oversight and overall management of the Foundation. This leader will be responsible for maintaining excellence in services, building and maintaining relationships with donors. The President & CEO will be responsible for further developing and advancing a network approach to the organization’s work in community and grant making.

This position is open due to the planned departure of founding President and CEO, Kelly Drummer, who has led the organization since 2009. Kelly has been a well-regarded leader of the organization and a respected spokesperson of their mission.

The President and CEO reports to the Board of Directors which is made up of individuals from the nonprofit, corporate and education sectors. The position oversees two committed staff members. Roles reporting to the President and CEO are: Program and Community Network Director and the Development and Programs Administrator.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide exceptional leadership to a small and growing community foundation, including managing a current staff, occasional contract staff, and continually assessing the capacity of the organization;and Programs Administrator. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Serve as the primary development and fundraising officer for

Serve as the primary development and fundraising officer for the foundation, responsible for major donor cultivation, corporate and business sponsorships, and growing the donor base within the community;and continually assessing the capacity of the organization; Manage all financial aspects of the foundation, including

Manage all financial aspects of the foundation, including programming and administrative budgets, annual external audits and tax filings;and growing the donor base within the community; Ensuring the stability and growth of the grants

Ensuring the stability and growth of the grants programs and other special initiatives;budgets, annual external audits and tax filings; Serve as the public face, champion and ambassador of

Serve as the public face, champion and ambassador of Tiwahe Foundation, representing the foundation at local, regional and national convening’s, meetings, and key stakeholder gatherings; the foundation at local, regional and national convening’s, meetings, and key stakeholder gatherings;

Enhance and grow the visibility of the foundation;convening’s, meetings, and key stakeholder gatherings; Cultivate strategic partnerships to advance the mission and

Cultivate strategic partnerships to advance the mission and vision of the foundation;Enhance and grow the visibility of the foundation; Maintain positive relationships and open communications with

Maintain positive relationships and open communications with the board of directors. Plan for board meeting presentations and keep the board informed about issues and opportunities for the foundation.strategic partnerships to advance the mission and vision of the foundation; tiwahefoundation.org ballingerleafblad.com

presenting the position of President & CEO The President and CEO will be a dynamic

presenting the position of

President & CEO

The President and CEO will be a dynamic leader who is focused on increased visibility and

viability of the foundation, as well as collaboration and positive long-term relationships with stakeholders. They will possess:

Leadership experience with experience successfully executing strategies in partnership with the stakeholders, funders, and

Leadership experience with experience successfully executing strategies in partnership with the stakeholders, funders, and donors;

An understanding of philanthropic leadership in the regional and national American Indian community and the

An understanding of philanthropic leadership in the regional and national American Indian community and the role of community foundations within that landscape;

A visionary style and approach that enhances the standing of the foundation among

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visionary style and approach that enhances the standing of the foundation among

many stakeholder groups;

Ability to work cooperatively with stakeholders to develop new programs consistent with the strategy, goals

Ability to work cooperatively with stakeholders to develop new programs consistent with the strategy, goals and direction of the Foundation.

Strong problem solving, analytical, and organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize issues in a

Strong problem solving, analytical, and organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize issues in a rapidly changing environment;

Solid evaluation skills, including the ability to create measures of evaluation for programs and program

Solid evaluation skills, including the ability to create measures of evaluation for programs and program outcomes;

Demonstrated understanding and ability to articulate the nature and purpose of the

Demonstrated understanding and ability to articulate the nature and purpose of the

Foundation within the philanthropy landscape;

Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills with a demonstrated record of establishing effective working relationships

Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills with a demonstrated record of establishing effective working relationships with diverse populations and functions, both internal and external to the organization;

Bring a passion and experience in fundraising and advancement including having met and exceeded fundraising

Bring a passion and experience in fundraising and advancement including having met and exceeded fundraising goals;

Experience creating and successfully executing a development plan or fundraising

Experience creating and successfully executing a development plan or fundraising

campaign;

A proven ability to build lasting relationships with individual and institutionaldonors; 

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proven ability to build lasting relationships with individual and institutionaldonors;

Experience with managing, hiring, and effectively structuring staff and staff positions; 

Experience with managing, hiring, and effectively structuring staff and staff positions;

A commitment to on-going development of staff skills and abilities; 

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commitment to on-going development of staff skills and abilities;

Experience managing successful strategic initiatives in public, nonprofit and/or philanthropic sectors; 

Experience managing successful strategic initiatives in public, nonprofit and/or philanthropic sectors;

Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills with experience in public speaking and communicating the

Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills with experience in public speaking and communicating the foundation’s values;

Demonstrate knowledge or be willing to become knowledgeable about the American

Demonstrate knowledge or be willing to become knowledgeable about the American

Indian communities in which the organization works.

Educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in a related topic or comparable community or certificate

Educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in a related topic or comparable community or certificate education with a Master’s degree preferred.

presenting the position of President & CEO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THE COMPENSATION PACKAGE The compensation package

presenting the position of

President & CEO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

THE COMPENSATION PACKAGE

The compensation package for this position is competitive and includes participation in the organization’s benefits plan.

For additional information and to apply for the position please contact:

information and to apply for the position please contact: Marcia Ballinger, PhD Co-Founder/Principal 651-341-4840

Marcia Ballinger, PhD Co-Founder/Principal

651-341-4840

651-341-4840 marcia@ballingerleafblad.com Lars Leafblad, MBA Co-Founder/Principal 612-598-7547

Lars Leafblad, MBA Co-Founder/Principal

612-598-7547

CIVIC SEARCH REIMAGINED

Tiwahe Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

presenting Twin Cities ~ Minneapolis and Saint Paul Incorporated as a city in 1867, Minneapolis

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Twin Cities ~ Minneapolis and Saint Paul

Incorporated as a city in 1867, Minneapolis is named for the Dakota word “Minne” (meaning “of the waters”) and the Greek word “polis” (meaning “city”); fitting for a town that contains 22 lakes. Today, Minneapolis and its twin city, St. Paul, have over 3 million residents. Together they make up the 14th largest metropolitan area in the country.

The Twin Cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis are a unique blend of small town and major cosmopolitan hub. Both urban cores boast a thriving business atmosphere. Saint Paul, as the state capital, is home to state government and has a more historical vibe. Minneapolis is the larger and more commercial of the two cities. Outside of the central downtowns, however, both cities have many distinct neighborhoods, and residents identify more with their individual neighborhood than with the larger city as a whole.

neighborhood than with the larger city as a whole. The Minneapolis-St Paul area has a large
neighborhood than with the larger city as a whole. The Minneapolis-St Paul area has a large
neighborhood than with the larger city as a whole. The Minneapolis-St Paul area has a large

The Minneapolis-St Paul area has a large Native community. Institutions such as the American Indian Center and a cultural corridor along Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis offer vibrant cultural and social opportunities including programs and events representing both current and the traditional arts.

events representing both current and the traditional arts. tiwahefoundation.org Both cities share a common root of

Both cities share a common root of being river towns - and the great outdoors are still a major attraction for residents and visitors alike. In addition to the mighty Mississippi River, there are more than 100 lakes (more than 900 when including the suburbs), more than 250 parks, and miles of biking and walking trails.

presenting Twin Cities ~ Minneapolis and Saint Paul Nearly every weekend in the summer there

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Twin Cities ~ Minneapolis and Saint Paul

Nearly every weekend in the summer there are several outdoor active events for participants and spectatorstriathlons, biking races, running races, boat races, water skiing competitions, golf tournaments, and more. Neighborhood events and family events round out a full schedule of opportunities.

family events round out a full schedule of opportunities. The active lifestyle of the Twin Cities

The active lifestyle of the Twin Cities residents doesn't lie dormant during the winter. There are miles of cross-country skiing trails, several downhill ski areas within an hour drive, ice skating, snowmobile riding, sledding, and--of course--ice fishing.

For those who prefer activity of the spectator variety, the Twin Cities is home to several major sports teams: Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Wild, Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Lynx, Minnesota United FC (soccer), and Minnesota Swarm (lacrosse).

There is also a minor league baseball team, the Saint Paul Saints. The areas have hosted the World Series, Super Bowl, NCAA Basketball Finals, the USGA U. S. Open, PGA Championships and the Special Olympics. In 2014, Target Field was the setting for baseball's All- Star Game. In 2018, the Super Bowl will be played in a newly built state-of-the-art stadium.

2018, the Super Bowl will be played in a newly built state-of-the-art stadium. tiwahefoundation.org ballingerleafblad.com
presenting Twin Cities ~ Minneapolis and Saint Paul But the Twin Cities have more to

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Twin Cities ~ Minneapolis and Saint Paul

But the Twin Cities have more to offer than participatory and spectator sporting events. There are countless arts and culture offerings here. The Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra has a reputation as one of the top orchestras in the world. The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra is regarded as one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world.

Since the early 1960s, the Guthrie Theatre has staged A-plus shows from the classical to the contemporary. Popular national shows and performers also tour through the Twin Cities year round at stages in both Minneapolis and Saint Paul, and at the University. There are over 30 theatre venues, 10 dance companies, and 30 classical music groups in the cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis alone.

For the museum-goer, there are more than 60 museums in the Twin Cities. The Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minnesota Children's Museum (both in Saint Paul) are highly interactive learning and fun experiences for the entire family. The Minnesota History Center is an interactive museum for all ages with permanent and changing exhibits, lectures and events.

with permanent and changing exhibits, lectures and events. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has a collection
with permanent and changing exhibits, lectures and events. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has a collection
with permanent and changing exhibits, lectures and events. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has a collection

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has a collection of more than 100,000 pieces. The Walker Art Center has been called “possibly the best contemporary art museum in the U. S.” by Newsweek, and has over 11,000 pieces. The University of Minnesota's Weisman Art Museum is also a contemporary art destination.

Beyond the outdoor, sports, entertainment, and culture, perhaps the biggest attraction for the Twin Cities is the lifestyle. Forbes hailed Saint Paul and Minneapolis as the nation's healthiest cities. USA Today named Saint Paul as North America's “Most Romantic City.” The Twin Cities offer award-winning restaurants (several chefs have been regional James Beard Award winners). In addition to the popular Mall of America, there are plenty of unique shopping districts in both cities and in the suburbs.