Team Dynamics is a firm of dreamers, doers, change-agents and movement builders.


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Our Areas of Specialty Include:

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Leaders and Teams

  • Hiring, Supervising and Retaining Staff Across Lines of Difference

  • Developing and Driving Towards Shared Strategic Goals

  • Communication, Culture and Conflict

  • Change Management and Navigating Transitions


 
 Logo designed by Gabriel Lee

Logo designed by Gabriel Lee

About Our Name:

We deeply believe that TEAMS make us more effective, more creative and more resilient.

One thing we know for sure is that change is constant. DYNAMIC environments require dynamic leaders.

 

 

Our Team

Founded in 2017, by nonprofit executives with a combined twenty-five years of experience, Team Dynamics continues to grow to meet the needs of our incredible clients. Based on your needs, we will assemble the training, coaching and support team you'll need to meet your goals.

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Our Team Are Experienced Professionals:

  • Sector Service: advocacy, philanthropy, direct service and community engagement

  • Issue Expertise: immigration, healthcare, employment non-discrimination, education and opportunity gaps, food insecurity and access, economic development, LGBTQ-inclusivity, racial disparities and more

  • Scope: based in Minneapolis/St. Paul, working locally, regionally and nationally

 
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Stephannie Lewis

Team Dynamics Project Manager

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Jeffrey Merkel

Team Dynamics Consultant

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Luciano Patiño

Team Dynamics Consultant

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Maggie George

Team Dynamics Special Projects

Partnerships - we know some incredible people!

Sometimes we do projects on our own; other times we work side-by-side with mentors, peers and other experts in our field. If Team Dynamics is not the right fit for you, right now, we may know people who are. We are happy to offer referrals to badass, excellent, change-makers we love.

Additionally, every year Team Dynamics is committed to investing in contractors and vendors who are people of color, women and/or LGBTQ-owned businesses. We would be happy to share our list with you if you're looking for top talent! Email team@teamdynamicsmn.com. 


 
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Photo Credit Anna Min

Trina C. Olson, Co-Founder & Principal

A seasoned nonprofit executive, Olson brings a wealth of strategy, management and messaging expertise to her work. Olson’s career includes advocating for health care, hunger, a living wage, non-discrimination, marriage equality, adoption policy and humane immigration reform. Olson has lobbied voters, state legislators, the White House and federal agencies.

Olson’s organizational homes have included: Washington Community Action Network, Equality California, the National LGBTQ Task Force, and Immigration Equality.

Olson 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, Olson 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." 

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

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Trina’s 15 years of experience in progressive movement building makes her an invaluable resource and thought partner for any topic: fundraising, nonprofit management, leadership and board development, and organizational planning. When I face a challenge, Trina is at the top of my call list because I know I can count on her to give thoughtful advise and direction, while bringing whip smart humor to lighten my day!
— Caroline Dessert, Esq., CEO, San Diego LGBT Community Center
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Photo Credit Anna Min

Alfonso T. Wenker, Co-Founder & Principal

Wenker is a dynamic, engaging, practical and highly sought after trainer and facilitator. His work focuses on strategy development, diversity/equity/inclusion, team building, leadership development and self-awareness.

Wenker’s organizational homes have included: Bush Foundation, Minnesotans United for All Families and PFund Foundation.

Wenker just completed his tenure as the Vice President at the Minnesota Council on Foundations - which has over 180 member organizations. In that capacity he served as lead trainer for the Council’s professional development programs, consulted with leaders and organizations interested in advancing equity and inclusion and led internal organizational development.

Wenker currently serves as the board chair of Pollen Midwest and serves on the leadership teams for Solidarity MN and the BEtter OUTcomes Initiative, two funder collaboratives focused on advancing equity in the state of Minnesota.

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Working with Alfonso is, in a word: energizing. He’s creative, resourceful, and a holistic and expansive thinker. On top of all that, he’s got a strong power analysis and an unending suite of tools to support you and your team!
— Diane Tran, System Director of Neighborhood Integration, HealthEast

A Sampling of Our Clients

We are proud to work with an incredible variety of clients - individuals, groups, and institutions. All are committed to making a meaningful impact in their role, on their team and in their field.


Team Dynamics Clients Include:

  • American Institute of Architects
  • American Public Media
  • Arts Midwest
  • Better OUTcomes Initiative
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities
  • Duluth Community Action
  • Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy
  • Forge North - a project of Greater MSP
  • GiveMN
  • Iowa Arts Council
  • McKnight Foundation
  • Minnesota Council on Foundations
  • Minnesota Food Funders Network
  • MN Opera
  • Northland Foundation
  • OutFront Minnesota
  • Red Ribbon Ride
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Southwest Initiative Foundation
  • Twin Cities Public Television
  • WCA Foundation
  • West Central Initiative 
 

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