Tanya Cole is a senior strategic consultant for Blackbaud, leveraging her wide-ranging experience and data passion to help organizations reach new heights of philanthropic support through understanding and utilization of analytics. She has spent her career in the nonprofit world, serving a variety of organizations’ fundraising and alumni relations teams.

Before joining Blackbaud, Tanya led and supported various teams in prospect research and development, stewardship, advancement services, alumni relations, annual giving, planned and major giving, and campaign management. She has served Allina Health, Fairview Foundation, The Blake School, the Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Public Radio and others since 1993. Tanya is a two-term past board member, programming chair and current member of the Minnesota chapter of Apra, and has spoken at Apra Prospect Development and Apra Minnesota conferences. She earned bachelor’s degrees in marketing and management from the University of North Dakota and served seven years in the Air National Guard (North Dakota, then Minnesota units). Tanya is based in St. Paul, MN.