Founder + Principal
Amalia Stott is the Founder and Principal of Stott Development Solutions Group (SDSG). Amalia has an unmatched vision for our client partners’ fundraising and development needs, with special attention to the articulation of an organization’s strategy and mission to achieve success. She brings focus to the strategic direction, operational resources, and critical tactics that are necessary for our client partners to reach their objectives to generate lasting impact and sustainable revenue.
Amalia draws upon a breadth of experience creating and leading multi-faceted fund development programs on behalf of non-profits, private-sector companies, and political organizations. She has led multi-channel revenue platforms - from institutional partners to high-net worth individuals and direct response programs – has directed business development efforts to secure angel investors and corporate partnerships and has transformed cultures of philanthropy by activating boards and volunteer leadership. Since founding SDSG, Amalia has served as a valued and trusted thought partner to dozens of non-profit leaders across the country, providing advice and perspective for organizational planning, strategic decision-making, and to ensure that clients are maximizing all opportunities.
Amalia is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison. After living in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, Amalia now resides in Minneapolis with her husband and two very energetic and strong-willed daughters. When not traveling, Amalia is planning her family’s next adventure.
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.