Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are proud to announce the hiring of Michael Neiduski as a development officer in Northern Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota.
Neiduski will be responsible for working in collaboration with Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever team members, donors, volunteers and partners to expand private, corporate and public funding relationships. Building a stronger culture of philanthropy among Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever constituents is a top priority, which includes but is not limited to: leadership gifts and major gifts, charitable bequests, corporate philanthropy, gifts of real estate and conservation easements, endowments and grant funding.
“The uplands will benefit tremendously as a result of Mike joining the team,” said Jordan Martincich, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s director of development. “His passion for our mission coupled with his ability to build lasting relationships, and his donor-centric approach will be a great asset for us. Mike’s track record of success securing philanthropic support for wildlife conservation will benefit him greatly as he begins his career with Pheasants Forever.”
Neiduski’s role will be closely tied to Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s Call of the Uplands
campaign. Call of the Uplands®
is the organization’s first-ever comprehensive, national campaign — a $500 million effort to cultivate the next generation of conservationists, enhance over 9 million acres of upland habitat, and permanently protect 75,000 acres of land. Fundraising is an imperative part of Call of the Uplands, increasingly so as the campaign moves into 2022.
"I simply couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work for Pheasants Forever. It’s an immense privilege to join this team, and to learn and grow alongside them,” Neiduski said. “I couldn't be more excited to lend my shoulder to the wheel of this organization, especially as we continue to deliver outcomes associated with the ambitious Call of the Uplands
Neiduski grew up an avid outdoorsman in central Massachusetts. He earned his undergraduate degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisc., before completing a masters at Clemson University in South Carolina. Neiduski comes to “The Habitat Organization” from the Ruffed Grouse Society, where he previously served as a director of regional development. Prior to working with RGS, Neiduski spent over a decade working in higher education administration.
Outside of work he’s a judge with the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association, and splits his free time between fly-fishing and hunting, training and testing his wirehaired pointer Plexi and his two German shorthairs Mack and Kohl, along with the gracious support of his wife, Becky.
About Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever
, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever
, is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 120,000 members and 780 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Chapters are empowered to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds are spent; the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent $975 million on 560,000 habitat projects benefiting 22 million acres nationwide.