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Joel Barker

Managing Partner

Joel is a Managing Partner at Great River Strategies where he provides direct consulting and counsel to hundreds of nonprofits in the areas of fundraising, nonprofit management, technology, and marketing. Joel has nonprofit leadership experience in small nonprofits and larger organizations, including as the Vice President & Chief Development Officer for Fraser, a healthcare nonprofit with a budget of $60 million. He has also served as President & CEO of Backpack Tactics Technology where he has developed technology strategies for dozens of nonprofits. Joel has over 10 years of nonprofit experience and has served on the board for Minnesota Food Association and The Fields Center, and is a frequent speaker at nonprofit conferences.