Portrait of Garrett Backes

Garrett Backes

Senior Director of Advancement gbackes@propelnonprofits.org 612.249.6771

In my nearly 15 years in the nonprofit sector, I have enjoyed building philanthropic partnerships in support of rural Minnesota communities, people with disabilities, arts and culture, and the broader community’s nonprofit organizations.

Here at Propel Nonprofits, I lead our fundraising efforts in relationship with our generous institutional funders and individual donors. I am grateful for the opportunity to ‘make more mission’ through the power of fundraising, and deeply admire the talent and drive of my colleagues and the nonprofit leaders Propel works with every day.

Outside of work, my wife and I call the north metro ‘home’ with our two kids and two cats. In my free time, I enjoy exploring the great outdoors, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.