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Tracy Van Solkema, bCRE-Pro

Research and Data Services Specialist

tvansolkema@grfoundation.org

616.454.1751 x130

Joined the Community Foundation:
2012

Inspirational Quote:

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

Michael Jordan

What Tracy does:

Tracy administers the Foundation's research activities on prospective donors and maintains and analyzes the database for development-related purposes. She also manages annual giving activities to help raise funds to support the Community Foundation's endowment. She is a bCRE-Pro (Blackbaud Certified Raiser's Edge Professional) a designation she earned in 2016.

What she did before:

With over ten years of experience in the nonprofit sector in various areas including the arts, higher education and human services, Tracy truly enjoys helping nonprofit organizations build meaningful relationships and make successful, data-driven decisions. Most recently, Tracy was the Fund Development Manager for Kids Food Basket. Tracy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations and Advertising from Grand Valley State University.

When Tracy’s not working:

Tracy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, keeping up with her two children, as well as traveling, reading and listening to music.

A few of Tracy's favorite things…

Nonprofit:
Children's Assessment Center
Place to send out-of-towners:
Grand Rapids Art Museum
Place to eat or drink:
Long Road Distillery
Part of her job:
Using data for evaluation and strategic planning