Weidman Worldwide is a fundraising and management collective that helps mission-driven nonprofits raise more money. Whether it's fundraising, donor engagement, nonprofit management, or social media, we find the resources and provide the services you need to achieve your mission. Combined, we have nearly a century of experience raising money and telling the stories of organizations whose work is complicated, but critical.
What distinguishes Weidman is our deep national and international perspective and networks; our understanding of the strategic balance between policy and practice; and our ability to see the long play.
At Weidman, we have worked on both sides of the philanthropic table. Organizations that do not fit a traditional mold are our specialty. From high level strategy and research to proposals and donor outreach to docket assistance and building portfolios that match donor values, we understand your work, make it look good, and free you up to do the critical work of fulfilling your mission.
We are creative thinkers, writers and problem solvers. We look forward to exploring how we can work together.
Call Time • Case Statements • Corporate Support • Data Management • Direct Mail • Endowment Campaigns Evaluation • Events • Fee-For-Service • Focus Groups • For-Profit Subsidiaries • Funder Outreach Funder Research • Fundraising Plans • Government Grants • Grant Writing • Grants Calendaring • House Parties International • Major Donors • PRIs/SRIs/MRIs • Reporting • Solicitation Training • Strategic Counsel
Advocacy • Annual Reports • Board Development • Board Liaising • Budgeting • Crisis Management Hiring Plans • Human Resources • Problem Solving • Recruiting • Reporting • Strategic Planning
Donor Services • Foundation Support • Research
Brand Strategy • Content • Editing • Printed Materials • Social Media • Web Design
Current and Former
Current and Former
Center for Good Food Purchasing organizes communities to use the power of institutional purchasing to transform the industrial food system around principles of justice, equity and inclusion. www.goodfoodpurchasing.org
Creating IT Futures provides training to low-income women and people of color for well-paying information technology jobs. www.creatingitfutures.org
Dakota Wicohan works to preserve Native Dakota language and culture. www.dakotawicohan.org
Food System 6 is a nonprofit agriculture innovation accelerator working at the intersection of capital and sustainable food systems. https://www.foodsystem6.org
International Drug Policy Consortium is a London-based global network promoting objective and open debate on drug policy. https://idpc.net
Main Street Project uses a groundbreaking model of regenerative agriculture to catalyze a sustainable food system that regenerates the environment, creates economic opportunity for immigrant farmers and farmworkers, and revitalizes rural communities. www.mainstreetproject.org
Milwaukee Water Commons organizes low-income communities and communities of color around water equity and justice. www.milwaukeewatercommons.org
NāTIFS is the nonprofit arm of The Sioux Chef and works on indigenous foods and native economic empowerment. www.natifs.org
Rural Coalition unites farmers, farmworkers and rural communities around justice and equity. www.ruralco.org
Stockholm Environment Institute is an international environment and climate think tank with a justice and equity lens. www.sei-us.org
Center for Energy and Environment is a pioneer in regional energy efficiency and climate mitigation. www.mncee.org
Climate Generation organizes youth for bold climate action. www.climategeneration.org
Compatible Technology International/Bountifield provides innovative agricultural tools to increase wealth and food security in developing countries. www.compatibletechnology.org
Every Child Matters promotes a families agenda for health, economic justice and equity. www.everychildmatters.org
Free Speech TV is an independent, progressive television and media organization. www.freespeech.org
Lanesboro Arts is pioneering the arts as an economic development tool in rural Minnesota. https://lanesboroarts.org
National Family Farm Coalition fights for family farmers and a sustainable food system. www.nffc.net
North American Marine Alliance mobilizes fishing communities around sustainable fisheries. www.namanet.org
Steger Wilderness Center provides climate leadership and education. www.stegerwildernesscenter.org
Bob Weidman is the founder of Weidman Worldwide and CEO of Weidman Consulting, a company he founded in 2012 to provide mission-driven nonprofits with fundraising expertise, services and technical innovation to help them raise more money. Bob has more than 20 years' experience raising money for nonprofits, including as Director of Development for the BlueGreen Alliance in Minneapolis and as Chief Operating Officer of Aaron Consulting Company in New York City. He has also managed information systems for the California Appellate Project in San Francisco and the Spangenberg Group in Boston, and has been an instructor for the Masters in Advocacy and Political Leadership (MAPL) program at the University of Minnesota. Bob currently serves on the boards of Twin Cities nonprofits Heartland Democracy and American Civic Forum. He has a B.A. in Sociology from Brandeis University.
Kate Hoff has more than two decades of fundraising and nonprofit organization management experience. Most recently serving as the Vice President for Development of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Kate's professional and volunteer board service has exposed her to local food and farming, climate change, animal welfare, rural issues, environmental issues, agriculture, trade, health (especially as linked to food and climate), democracy and governance, international issues, fair trade, justice, human rights, advocacy, and the arts (visual and performing). Kate has also worked on board development and strategic planning.
Things you might not know about Kate: She is extremely good at sourcing things via the Internet, Craig’s List, and estate sales. She gets things done. She excels at finding typos, Internet stalking and discretion. She's traveled all over the planet. Kate has been called “concierge to the world,” and for good reason. She's an excellent matchmaker, researcher, connector and creative problem solver. She has particular talent in understanding and managing complex situations and relationships. She has many opinions about the state of philanthropy and its impact on progressive change making. Kate has a B.A. in Sociology from Augsburg College and a Masters in Public Administration, Nonprofit Management from Hamline University.
A lawyer by training, Corinne has more than 25 years’ experience in nonprofit leadership. She has worked in San Francisco, New York and Minneapolis for foundations, think tanks, advocacy organizations, grassroots groups and public interest law firms – serving in capacities from program officer to development director to vice president to executive director. She is an excellent writer and communicator, with extensive experience in all aspects of organizational leadership and management, board development, and fundraising. Most recently, she was Chief Operating Officer of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, an internationalist think tank promoting fair and sustainable food, farm and trade policy. Corinne has a B.A. in English Literature from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Matthew Foster has been building websites, designing print pieces and helping nonprofits develop content and communications strategy for almost two decades. Matthew’s skills range from planning editorial calendars to configuring complex WordPress websites, from designing slick case statements to creating email newsletter templates.
Matthew has worked primarily with arts and public policy organizations. Some of his recent clients include Festival St-Ambroise Fringe de Montréal, Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals, Minnesota Fringe Festival, History Theatre, TakeAction Minnesota, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Main Street Project, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement and On the Commons.
An artist in his own right, Matthew is a published playwright and has written, produced and directed over fifteen small, independent productions in the Twin Cities since 2000. In 2015, he turned his creative energy to the intersection of culture and policy and founded American Civic Forum, an organization that develops and studies ways the performing arts can be used to encourage civil literacy and social solidarity among Americans. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree focused on the cultural dimensions of democracy at the University of Minnesota. Matthew has a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Metropolitan State University.