Tracy Van Solkema
Research & Data Services Specialist
Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Tracy Van Solkema is a veteran Raiser’s Edge administrator with over 15 years of experience. For the last seven years, she has worked as the research and data services specialist at Grand Rapids Community Foundation. She administers research activities on prospective donors and manages the database for development purposes. She also manages annual giving activities to help raise funds to support the unrestricted endowment.
Tracy truly enjoys helping nonprofit organizations build meaningful relationships and make successful, data-driven decisions. Tracy successfully assisted the foundation's conversion to Raiser's Edge, Financial Edge, and Blackbaud NetCommunity. Her goal at the foundation is to instill a data-driven culture so that all employees understand the benefits of using the database to its fullest capability and using data analytics and evaluation to guide strategies for fundraising and relationship management. She is a bCRE-Pro, a designation she earned in 2016 and has maintained since.