Carole Arwidson

Director of Strategic Communications

Nonprofits are vital to our communities and our society, fulfilling critical roles that help people live their best lives and find stability and healing, shelter and rescue animals, save our planet, and so much more. Our world is a more compassionate and caring place because of nonprofits. That belief is what compels Carole Arwidson in her work at BWF, where her passion for nonprofits melds perfectly with her motivation to help organizations tell their stories, make their cases, articulate their visions, and advocate for their causes. She has seen firsthand the power of philanthropy to change a life and bring a community together.

At BWF, she provides clients with a variety of communications services: strategic communication counsel, message development and positioning, communications and strategic planning, marketing research, and communications development (content, design, direct mail execution).

We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours. Dag Hammarskjöld

In addition to being an active community volunteer both in Minneapolis and in South Africa, Carole counts herself among the avid international travelers and readers of the world. Time with family and friends is a top priority for this diehard Swede and Gustie. She’s also a dog mom who enjoys walking, handicrafts, genealogy, and visiting taprooms.