Lisa Baumgartner Bonds
Lisa Baumgartner Bonds is the Chief Advancement Officer for Animal Humane Society where she leads all of AHS' brand, communication, marketing and fundraising efforts. Lisa previously served as Senior Director of Donor Services at the Lutheran Community Foundation where she lead and managed the LCF’s Community Grants & Services Department and the Charitable Giving Services Department. Prior to moving to Minnesota, Lisa worked at Lutheran World Relief (LWR) where she managed and led LWR’s fundraising, marketing, congregation and community engagement, public policy, and advocacy and communication. Lisa has also worked for a number of Washington, DC-based causes and nonprofit organizations including the World Wildlife Fund, the National Breast Cancer Coalition and the Alaska Wilderness League; as a consultant for M&R Strategic Services; as a professor at American University in Washington, DC and St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN; and as a press secretary for a member of U.S. Congress. In addition to POGO, she serves as a member of the board of directors for Pro-Choice Resources and CornerHouse MN. She completed her undergraduate work at Gustavus Adolphus College and received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.