About Our Founder
Jodi Sweeney is committed to the success of non-profit organizations. Her expertise and experience include all aspects of non-profit resource development. She lives in Madison, WI. She is married to attorney Jack Sweeney and has 4 children and 2 grandchildren. She is President of The Sweeney Group, a nationally recognized consulting firm that works with all types of non-profit organizations.
Her commitment to non-profit organizations has spanned more than 20 years, including executive and leadership positions with the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools, Capital Fund Raising Committee, and Madison Community Foundation. She helped to found the Junior League of Madison, WI., the Madison chapter of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals, and the National Association of School Foundations. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Honorary Committee of Susan G. Komen, Madison chapter.
From The Founder
– Jodi Sweeney, Founder of 100 Extraordinary Women™
Non-Profit Fundraising Consulting Associate
Nancy Finegood was named Executive Director of the Michigan Historic Preservation Network in 2002. Nancy is a Board Member of Preservation Action and the MotorCities Auto Heritage. She is a member of the Oakland County and Michigan Main Street Advisory Boards. She has been honored as an honorary affiliate of the AIA Michigan.
A Michigan native, Finegood was most recently the Executive Director of the St. Croix Landmarks Society in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She was also a partner in a Caribbean kayaking tour company. She graduated from Wayne State University with a BA in secondary education, where she also earned an MBA with an accounting concentration.
Tanner has a passion for designing and developing websites. With a knack for solving technical problem, Tanner has been providing website solutions for 5 years using Drupal and WordPress.
Tanner lives in Michigan with his fiancé and two Labrador Retrievers. Hobbies include making traditional longbows from wood staves, woodworking, camping and the outdoors.
Non-Profit Fundraising Consulting Associate
Genell Scheurell joined the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2002 and has focused on historic preservation education and advocacy, organizational development of non-profit preservation groups, and fundraising. She has developed fee-based programs to generate revenue, including the fundraising training, “The Buck Starts Here.” Genell also worked to form the non-profit Citizens for Glen Ellyn Preservation, and the area-wide Chicago Suburban Alliance.
Genell is a Wisconsin native and holds a BA from Mount Mary College (Milwaukee), a MS in Consumer Affairs (UW-Madison), and a MA in Historic Preservation (School of the Art Institute of Chicago). In addition, her background also includes 20 years of sales and marketing management experience at Ford Motor Company managing complex projects and conducting consumer and market research.
Social Media Coordinator
Sarah communicates ongoing news, campaigns and products through social media. Sarah coordinates this website's activity with our social media outreach to connect our organization with extraordinary women.
Sarah attends college, loves cooking fresh meals from a plethora of cookbooks, and enjoys camping.
Elizabeth is a native of Madison, WI, but currently resides in Chicago, IL. She attended college at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, where she studied retail merchandising and marketing. After school, Elizabeth helped to open the first Anthropologie store in Wisconsin, and was the store’s Visual Manager. She was the youngest person to ever be hired as a Visual Manager in the company’s history. Elizabeth spent many years cultivating her merchandising, marketing, and business knowledge with Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters, Inc. In 2014, Elizabeth moved to Chicago, IL and is currently working as a Special Events Planner and Consultant.
In her free time, Elizabeth is also a member of the Friends of Holstein Park Advisory Board. The Friends of Holstein Park (FOHP) is a group of committed individuals who donate their time, money and creative talents toward the goal of maintaining and enhancing Holstein Park, near Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. The FOHP Advisory Board organizes events, writes grants, petitions their legislators, and works with the park to define and meet goals for improvements.