Garrett Backes

Chief Advancement Officer he/him

Over 15-plus years in the nonprofit sector, I have enjoyed building philanthropic partnerships and communicating mission impact in support of rural Minnesota communities, people with disabilities, arts and culture, and championing nonprofit organizations throughout Minnesota.

Here at Propel Nonprofits, I lead our advancement efforts—including engaging generous institutional funders and individual donors in giving to Propel, and the marketing of our services and communication of our mission impact. I am grateful for the opportunity to advance our mission, 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.