With more than 35 years experience in the nonprofit sector, Julie Rodda has worked hands-on with many nonprofits to accomplish truly significant goals. Her insightful fundraising and donor communication assistance have helped many organizations consistently raise more money and achieve greater mission impact....and even have a little fun in the process!
Over the past 12 years, Julie has become one of Montana's leading fundraising coaches and consultants, raising more than $40 million dollars for her clients via grants, major gifts, and from improving her client's communication strategies. Many say she has a talent for making resource development leadership roles in the nonprofit sector more understood.
Julie brings a wealth of understanding of nonprofit culture, combines it with her love of helping people, and works to elevate each client's efforts so that they can successfully achieve their mission!
Julie is very active in the professional fundraising field. She is the immediate Past President of the Montana Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and is a past Board Member and Board Chair of Beartooth Christian Camp. While serving the camp board, she provided strategic help toward the receipt of a landmark gift of 220 acres of pristine land in the foothills of the beautiful Beartooth Mountains of Montana. This was quite an undertaking as more than 22 different churches shared ownership in the property. Growing and nurturing a collective mindset regarding future use and purpose was an integral part of that success and a signature approach to many projects she undertakes. Julie is also listed in the consultant directory with the Big Sky Institute for the Advancements of Nonprofits.
She is a past regional recipient of the National Jefferson Award for Outstanding Community Service (Seattle, WA, 1982) for work among the homeless in that community. This award was established by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Senator Robert Taft Jr. and Sam Beard as a 'Nobel Prize' for community and public service to highlight community service in America.
Julie and her husband Fred have chosen to make their home in Billings, Montana where Fred pastors a local community church. They have three grown children and thoroughly enjoy their 8 (soon to be 9!) beautiful grandchildren. They enjoy Montana and the Rocky Mountain region for many reasons, including it's vast wealth of inspiring, beautiful places and truly warm and wonderful people.
Because healthy communities need strong and vibrant nonprofits