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Jeffrey Prottas

Manager, MBA, CFRE

Jeffrey M. Prottas is an experienced organizational performance and strategic planning consultant, trainer and leader focused on helping position Wipfli clients for financial, operational, and programmatic success. He has 30 years of experience facilitating change to support organizational growth objectives through the identification, development and training of organizational leadership, implementation of innovative strategies, processes, and technologies, and leveraging increased engagement to exceed expectations.

Jeffrey has worked with dozens of nonprofit organizations leading strategic planning projects, leadership development and staff trainings, financial resource development (FRD) initiatives and assessing overall organizational effectiveness. Clients appreciate his tailored individual and business solutions to help them overcome challenges and meet their goals.


  • Strategic Planning and Change Management
  • Organizational Performance
  • Leadership Development and Training
  • Financial Resource Development
  • Campaign/Fund Design and Management

Past experience

  • Former Executive Director, Chief Development Officer, Program Officer, and Consultant for multiple social service, education, faith-based nonprofits and Community Foundations
  • Built a recruitment program for STEM Residential Teacher Training program for a consortium of six private colleges and universities
  • Played a key role in the strategic organization and launch of a nonprofit, public service law firm
  • Successfully secured millions of dollars in annual, capital, and legacy giving from individual, corporate donors and grants from public and private foundations, as well as local, state, and federal grants
  • Designed and facilitated numerous strategic planning processes
  • National speaker, trainer, and presenter

Professional memberships and activities

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals – Minnesota Chapter
  • National Association of Charitable Gift Planners
  • Minnesota Gift Planning Association
  • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
  • Board Member, MN Hillel; Beth El Synagogue, and GV Girls Softball


  • Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE)
  • Trained from the Institute of Cultural Affairs – Technology of Participation (ToP) in:
    • Strategic Planning
    • Virtual Facilitation Methods
  • Predictive Index Practitioner


  • American Jewish University – Los Angeles
    • Bachelor of arts degree in Psychology
    • Master of Business Administration degree in Nonprofit Management