Trina Olson

Co-founder and Principal

Company: Team Dynamics
Role: Session Presenter
Session: Bodies, Gender, Sexuality and the Workplace (SEM-A)

A seasoned nonprofit executive, Trina Olson brings a wealth of strategy, management and messaging expertise to her work as principal at Team Dynamics. Trina’s career includes advocating for health care, hunger, a living wage, nondiscrimination, marriage equality, adoption policy, and humane immigration reform. She has lobbied voters, state legislators, the White House, and federal agencies. Her advocacy and practice are focused at the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality.

Trina’s organizational homes have included Washington Community Action Network, Equality California, the National LGBTQ Task Force, and Immigration Equality. She has recently completed her tenure as the executive director of PFund Foundation—the upper Midwest’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community foundation. There, Trina developed the BEtter OUTcomes Initiative, which introduced the “Appropriate Standard for LGBTQ-inclusive Grantmaking.” She co-authored the report which contains that new standard, “Fairness in Philanthropy: Leveling the Playing Field for Our LGBTQ Neighbors, A Resource Guide for Funders in Minnesota.”

Trina has served as the chair of Minnesota’s LGBTQ Funders Network, as a member of the Minnesota Council on Foundations Public Policy Committee and as a board member of the inaugural National Diversity Advisory Board at the University of Minnesota.

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