Reising Named SOWI VP of Development

August 14, 2023 Blog, Featured, Press

Special Olympics Wisconsin and its Board of Directors has announced Nicholas Reising as the next Vice President of Development.

“We are thrilled to have Nick join the team,” SOWI President & CEO Chad Hershner said. “He brings vast knowledge of fundraising, non-profit executive leadership, and working in federated models to Special Olympics Wisconsin. He will make an immediate impact with our development and special events initiatives.”

Nicholas Reising headshotReising offers an integrated approach to development and extensive experience with fundraising activities and events, strategic marketing campaigns, and donor management. He has designed and implemented comprehensive strategies for resource development, recruitment, stewardship, and assessment.

“I am beyond excited about joining the Special Olympics Wisconsin team,” Reising said. “I am not merely taking a new role—I am embarking on a journey that intertwines their remarkable cause with my personal mission dedicated to inclusion and unlocking everyone’s boundless potential. “Together, hand in hand, we are going to celebrate the triumphant spirit of these extraordinary athletes as we collaborate with partners who want to end discrimination and build healthy and accessible communities.”

Most recently Reising served as Chief Development Officer with the Boys & Girls Club of the Fox Valley. He also was the Director of Development and Chief Audience Development Officer for the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center and Association Director of Annual Giving for the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and master’s degree at Colorado State University-Global Campus.

A self-described passionate, earnest, and big-picture thinker whose mission in life is to have people dream not “what is” but “what could be,” Reising also currently serves as Northeast Wisconsin President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He will be based out of SOWI’s Appleton office and will begin on September 7.

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