National Child Welfare Association

Kim Christensen (Ojibwe)

Valerie Masoud

Development Director

(503) 222-4044, ext. 123
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Kim Christensen (Scottish, Ojibwe) came to NICWA with 16 years of experience in resource development and communications. Her specialty lies in individual giving, events, and grant management in which she has an established and sustained track record of increasing and diversifying revenue sources and expanding the capacity of development departments.

Originally from Northwest, Kim spent the last eight years in Chicago working for organizations dedicated to supportive housing and workforce development. Through this work she became an expert at organizational growth and strategy and subsequent departmental planning. This was especially evident during her most recent tenure as development director with Instituto del Progreso Latino (Instituto) where she grew the department from two to seven and oversaw fundraising efforts of three 501(c)(3)s. Beyond Instituto, Kim has made a career of building fundraising capacity within organizations from $3-5 million.

Kim earned a master’s degree from DePaul University, and a bachelor’s degree in economics and global studies from Pacific Lutheran University.