Founder + Principal
Amalia Stott is the Founder and Principal of Stott Development Solutions Group. Prior to starting SDSG, she most recently served as the Director of Development at EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest political organization for women.
Amalia has more than two decades of experience creating and leading multi-faceted development programs on behalf of non-profit organizations, private-sector companies, and political campaigns. She has led and directed multi-channel revenue platforms from principal and major gifts to angel investments to membership-based organizations, and managed teams of two to 30.
Amalia brings unmatched vision and strategy to the fundraising and development needs of her clients, with special attention to the articulation of an organization’s mission and message, long-term goals and organizational design, and sustainable strategies for scaling impact and success.
Amalia is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After living in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, CA, Amalia now resides in Minneapolis, MN with her husband and two very energetic daughters.
Development Research Specialist
Rachael Walker is a Development Research Specialist at Stott Development Solutions Group.
Prior to joining SDSG, Rachael served as the Membership Coordinator, managing the young professionals’ membership program at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (“the Mia”)—the Twin Cities’ premier encyclopedic fine arts museum.
Rachael has experience with all aspects of prospect research—from preparing exhaustive, detail-rich profiles on high net worth individuals to building and tracking a pipelines of hundreds of donor targets through all stages of cultivation. Previously, Rachael established the prospect research department at the Mia to support the successful $100 million Bring Art to Life capital campaign. She honed the art and science of her research skills while working as a Reference Attorney at Thompson-Reuters where she aided attorneys in researching complex legal questions. Rachael brings a depth of prospect research expertise, helping development teams build robust individual, corporate, and foundation pipelines to support sustainable, longterm fundraising success.
Rachael received a B.A. in Art History from the University of Minnesota and a J.D. from Hamline University School of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law). A native of Minnesota, Rachael resides in Minneapolis with her husband, daughter and son. Most weekends, you can find her at a swimming pool cheering on her children at a meet or curled up with a good book.