Tracy Van Solkema
Research & Data Services Specialist, Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Tracy has been the Research and Data Services Specialist at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation for over 6 years. She administers the Foundation’s research activities on prospective donors and manages and analyzes the database for the development department, along with training and collaboration with other departments. In addition, she manages annual giving activities to help raise funds to support the Community Foundation’s unrestricted endowment. She is a bCRE-Pro (Blackbaud Certified Raiser’s Edge Professional) a designation she earned and has maintained since 2016. With over twelve years of experience in the nonprofit sector in the areas of philanthropy, arts, higher education and human services, Tracy truly enjoys helping nonprofit organizations build meaningful relationships and make successful data-driven decisions. She has a passion for sharing a vision for data leadership and best practices for how Community Foundations can use the Raiser’s Edge database to cultivate donors and create strong relationships with various constituencies. Tracy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations and Advertising from Grand Valley State University.