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Our Team

Success comes from having the right people using the right process.

Redwood has a team of advisors with specific skill sets.  Leaders in their field.  People like Steve Sjoblad, that we bring in when the single best person at messaging and positioning is needed.  This is unique.  Our consultants are willing to assist you because of the process we put together. Because of the trust and confidence built over many years with Redwood.  They know Redwood will have an impact. 


Alicia R. Phillips, President

Alicia is founder of Redwood Campaign Advisors, a fundraising consulting firm that empowers nonprofit organizations to create and implement strategic, high-impact major gift efforts and capital campaigns.   


Ms. Phillips is experienced in all facets of financial development.  She has established an effective programs that attracts high net worth individuals and community leaders to the organizations she works with.  Ms.  Phillips attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota and during her college years created Next Innovations.  This nonprofit organization focused on recruiting, training and supporting next generation leaders.  It was widely known for successfully developing grass-roots leaders throughout the Twin Cities areas.  


Ms. Phillips was has vast experience in financial development.  She served as Vice President of the nationally recognized Minneapolis Heart Institute foundation.  She is also a past technology fellow for the James Ford Bell Foundation, partnering with national technology firms to apply innovative web strategies to improve ways to raise more money, visibility and volunteers for nonprofit organizations.


Immediate past clients include Summit Academy, the Community Reinvestment Fund, USA, Sabes Jewish Community Center, Neighborhood Development Center, African Economic Development Solutions, and Youthprise,  


Ms. Phillips is a native of Boston, MA, and holds a master’s degree in Education from the University of Minnesota. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History from Macalester College.  Ms. Phillips has served on many local, regional and national board of directors.  


Alicia lives with her husband Jason, her daughter Sophia, and her dog, Fenway in Minneapolis, MN.

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