Raise DC Staff and Operations




Raise DC
Director of Marketing & Communications


Gretchen Wieland joined Raise DC in June 2015 and leads all of the organization’s internal and external communications initiatives. Her 12 years of experience focus on nonprofit communications in both agency and in-house roles.

Gretchen previously served at Grisko, an integrated communications agency in Chicago, where she primarily consulted clients in the sectors of education, healthcare, community development, transportation, and energy/environment. She has also directed communications for the Alliance for Climate Protection and for SBP (formerly St. Bernard Project) in New Orleans as an AmeriCorps VISTA. Additionally, she supported departmental efforts at the George Washington University and the University of Kansas.

Gretchen earned her M.P.A. in nonprofit management at the George Washington University, as well as a master-level certification in integrated marketing from the University of Chicago. She also has bachelors’ degrees in journalism and political science from the University of Kansas.