Michael Knackstedt


Donor Relations Associate

Michael Knackstedt brings seven years of nonprofit experience to OCF. He holds a master’s degree in nonprofit management from the University of Oregon and a bachelor of arts degree in arts management from Columbia College Chicago. Before joining OCF, Michael spent five years working in fundraising at FOOD for Lane County in Eugene, one of the largest food banks in the state.

Michael began his work at OCF as a graduate student, conducting a research project on arts funding in the Southern Willamette Valley. He relocated to Portland in 2014 and joined the Donor Relations department. Michael supports the work of donors in the Portland Metro, North Coast and Southern Willamette Valley regions.

An actor, writer and musician, Michael spends his free time in Portland’s improvisational comedy community.

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Phone: 503.227.6846 ext. 1422