Skip to main content

Chris Oien

Chris Oien

Research and Resource Manager

About Chris
Chris is a big fan of solving puzzles, whether those are on the job or for fun. Outside of work, he's a big fan of escape rooms and board games. Chris has a tortoiseshell cat named Maxine who ensures meal times are kept on schedule and closely audits all Zoom meetings.

Resume Snippets
Prior to joining the MCF team, Chris worked for five years at the Lake Street Council, building its online communications strategy and vehicles from the ground up. He also spent a year of service at the St. Paul Mayor's Office through AmeriCorps VISTA. Chris spent several years as part of the board of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of the Twin Cities, and remains on the lookout for better ways to better connect young professionals to the nonprofit and philanthropic sector.

Contact Chris for:

  • Questions about gaining access to or the content of various philanthropy resources and publications, such as Giving in Minnesota, salary reports, MCF's resource library, or our jobs board
  • Obtaining information and data on MCF members - think of him as MCF's "reference librarian."
  • Assistance with website issues