AboutThe Huttner Group
The Huttner Group Inc. is a Boulder-based firm which helps solve complex financial, political, communications and public policy problems in a variety of industries.
Boulder, CO – The Huttner Group announced a partnership with Culture of Giving Back to launch a nation-wide network of coordinated experts to advise donors and raise money for high-impact causes and organizations.
“We are excited to partner with Sadie (Hansen) Baker, the founder of Culture of Giving Back, as we launch our national network of experts,” stated The Huttner Group Founder and President Michael Huttner. “We want to empower leaders to be able to raise money for themselves long after we are gone and advise donors who want to invest in a way that makes real change. With a new administration, the time is now to build for long-term success and progress,” noted Huttner.
Separately, they have raised tens of millions for causes and organizations and are bringing together their networks of experts and expanding the national model on donor advising and raising money to make real change at the national, state and local levels.
The partnership will work as donor advisors for families and individuals who are looking for high impact causes and organizations to invest in that can be tailored to each Individual’s philanthropic goals. Additionally, they also will help organizations grow their donor base by deepening relationships with investors and providing coaching and consulting for boards and their executives on long-term sustainability.
“I am excited to expand our capacities in advising donors on how to successfully navigate the landscape,” stated Sadie Baker, an emerging leader in cause-focused fundraising. “We help collaborate with donors and organizations to find the projects that are the best fit to make a real impact. Our unique approach connects the head and the heart of each donor to successfully meet their goals. We deliver personalized and confidential service that people expect from their professional advisors.”
Their partnership includes:
- Advising Donors, Donor Collaboratives and Donor-Advised Funds
- Coaching Organizational Leaders
- Developing a Board and Long-Term Organizational Development
- Creating a Comprehensive Fundraising Plan for Long-Term Sustainability
- Mapping Donors and Building Donor Collaboratives
- Major Donor Strategy
- Measuring Impact and Real Metrics
Culture of Giving Back is led by Sadie Baker. Sadie is the immediate past director of the Colorado Democracy Alliance and has over a decade of experience directing large programs on the electoral, official, and non-profit side of campaigns, state and federal government, and organizations. As the Executive Director of the Colorado Democracy Alliance, she focused her expertise in working with philanthropic donors both in Colorado and nationally to plan and execute relentless fundraising plans to make the progressive infrastructure even stronger.
The Huttner Group is led by Michael Huttner. Michael is a corporate and political strategist, fundraising expert, investment banker, attorney and entrepreneur. He is the past CEO of Fenton, the global social change agency. Michael has helped launch over 40 different political organizations and has led communications ‘war-rooms’ for political and private clients. Michael is the Founder of ProgressNow, a network of state-based communications organizations that moves people to action through communications and digital media. Described as the “crown jewel” of progressive investors’ efforts to build messaging power in the states, Huttner started ProgressNow in the back of his law firm with his personal list of 700 email addresses in 2003. Today the ProgressNow partner states combined membership exceeds 4.1 million people in 23 states.
Michael Huttner is the President of the Huttner Group, Inc. since 2010 and is a corporate and political strategist, investment banker, attorney and entrepreneur. He is the immediate past CEO of Fenton, the global social change agency.
Michael initiated the first meeting in Colorado to decriminalize recreational cannabis which led to the drafting and passage of Amendment 64. Michael has helped launch over 40 different political organizations and has led communications ‘war-rooms’ for political and private clients.
Michael also is the Founder of ProgressNow, a network of state-based communications organizations that moves people to action through communications and digital media. Described as the “crown jewel” of progressive investors’ efforts to build messaging power in the states, Huttner started ProgressNow in the back of his law firm with his personal list of 700 email addresses in 2003. Now the ProgressNow partner states combined membership exceeds 4.1 members in 23 states. million individuals.
Previously, Michael was a founding partner in the Denver law firm of Foster, Graham and Huttner where he headed the firm’s political, nonprofit and lobbying practice. Prior to his private practice, he worked as Policy Advisor to Governor Roy Romer and clerked at the Clinton White House for the Office of the Counsel to the President. Michael also has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver College of Law.
He earned his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings Law School, where he served on the Hastings Law Journal, and his B.A. from Brown University.
2020 Interview in Rolling Stone:
2017 Interview in Westword:
2016 Named CEO of Fenton:
2010 Interview with the Denver Post:
Sadie Baker is an executive-level professional with over a decade of experience directing large programs on the electoral, official, and non-profit side of campaigns, state and federal government, and organizations. As the the immediate past director of the Colorado Democracy Alliance, and a Senior Advisor of Strategic Partnerships on the Bloomberg Presidential campaign, she has fostered relationships with individuals across the political spectrum, including high-ranking elected officials, lobbyists, donors, constituents and other stakeholders. Sadie has a knack for mobilizing diverse groups towards a common goal of both short and long-term impact. As the Executive Director of the Colorado Democracy Alliance she focused her expertise working with philanthropic donors both in Colorado and nationally, planning and executing comprehensive multi-million dollar fundraising plans to fortify and expand upon the progressive infrastructure. Her forward thinking and expertise working with a diverse coalition of operatives and donors, solving complex logistical puzzles and strategizing and implementing relentless fundraising plans makes Sadie an unequaled asset to campaigns and organizations on any level.
Michael Huttner helped found the following organizations:
California: Courage Campaign
Colorado: ProgressNow Colorado
Florida: Progress Florida
Georgia: Better Georgia
Michigan: Progress Michigan
Minnesota: Alliance for a Better Minnesota
Missouri: Progress Missouri
Nebraska: BOLD Nebraska
New Hampshire: Granite State Progress
New Mexico: ProgressNew Mexico
Nevada: ProgressNow Nevada
North Carolina: Progress NC
Ohio: Ohio Alliance
Pennsylvania: Keystone Progress
Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Alliance
Texas: Progress Texas
Virginia: Progress VA
Washington: Fuse Washington
Wisconsin: One Wisconsin Now