Katrina Pierson is a strategist who helps nonprofit organizations to develop a compelling case for support that allows them to meet and exceed ambitious goals. Through research, brand discovery, and creative storytelling, she helps her clients craft and deliver effective messages that resonate with audiences and inspire action.
She has a proven track record of success working with a variety of nonprofit organizations on the art and science of fund development and communications, including those with an emphasis on arts and culture, healthcare, environment, and youth. Before joining HBH as a Senior Associate in 2010, she worked as Director of Development at Great River Educational Arts Theatre and has since partnered with organizations across Minnesota to tackle some of their biggest challenges. She became Partner & Principal with HBH in February 2012.
Katrina was recently recognized for innovation, influence, and involvement in the community by Times Media as a recipient of their 2012 “5 Under 40″ award.
She is enthusiastic about engaging a new generation of audiences using social media and other technologies and has taught on a variety of subjects to professionals in the not-for-profit sector in workshops and seminars throughout Minnesota. She has a particular interest in helping organizations harness the power of good design and meaningful words to revitalize their brands, simplify their message, and ignite interest in their cause.
Katrina also designs and facilitates strategic planning sessions, is a seasoned grant writer who has helped her clients raise millions of dollars, and was recently trained as a Leaders Circles® facilitator.
Katrina graduated magna cum laude from St. Cloud State University with a B.A. degree in Creative Writing and Mass Communications and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She currently serves as chair of the Central Minnesota Sustainability Project and is on the board of directors for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence and Social Innovation in St. Cloud. She makes her home in Sauk Rapids with her husband John and charming children Jack and Norah in a home that may have once been inhabited by a hobbit. She is an avid coffee drinker, a local foods advocate, and a reader of every label she can get her hands on.
Her newest adventure is restoring a 1970-something red Carabela moped.