Member Relations Specialist, Exponent Philanthropy
Brian Bates participated in the Spring 2019 M4S cohort in Washington, DC. He has worked in the field of philanthropy for 12 years in a variety of roles. Today he works as Member Relations Specialist at Exponent Philanthropy which serves lean funders. He is responsible for providing administrative and logistical support in a way that aligns with the overall goals, mission, and culture of the organizations. He builds relationships and serves as a resource for individuals and organizations from the time they are interested in joining, through their renewal cycle.
Prior to joining Exponent Philanthropy, Brian worked as a program assistant at the Community Foundation of Greater Flint and in membership at the Council on Foundations where he developed his passion for philanthropy. He holds a BA in international relations from Michigan State University.
Brian is a native Michigander who spends his free time running and cheering for his beloved Spartans.