About Us

Elaine Weber Nelson

Elaine, the principal of WeberNelson Consulting, has 25 years of experience in the nonprofit world. Elaine served as staff (grantwriter, appeal manager, major gifts officer, capital campaign lead, planned giving officer, copywriter, marketing manager) and brings a  wealth of knowledge and experience to her clients.

Focused on small and mid-sized organizations, she's worked on capital campaigns, trained boards on fundraising, developed value propositions and positioning plans, bolstered annual giving campaigns, written grants, and started endowment efforts. 

Elaine was also an adjunct professor at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota for 15 years, teaching in the undergraduate and M.B.A. programs. She holds an M.B.A. in marketing from the Carlson School and a B.A. from the University of St. Thomas.

She lives in St. Paul with two children and a dog.


Strategic Consulting & Coaching

In partnership with SCC, we are able to offer a full-service experience. Need strategic planning to determine what to do?  Professional coaching to help manage it? Grantwriting to fund it? Marketing to tell people about it? Annual fund development to keep it going? We can help you do all this - saving you time and money searching for multiple resources.