Doing better at doing good

Richard Matson-Daley helps individuals and groups develop strengths, collaborate, and innovate to build a better world.



Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world

Richard draws from a number of sources, including Transformational Leadership, Strengthsfinder, the Art of Participatory Leadership/Art of Hosting, Gamestorming, and Human Centered Design, to develop leaders and facilitate group processes.


Since graduating from Macalester College in 2004 I have been deeply involved in volunteering with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship first at Macalester College and later at Hamline University.

I began studying at Bethel Seminary in 2008 and in June 2011 I graduated with a Masters of Arts in Theological Studies. In December 2013 I was ordained at Pilgrim Baptist Church where I had served as an associate minister.

Check out my Ministry Portfolio for a sample of sermons and other ministry work.


I’ve been privileged to have spent most of my career helping individuals and organizations use technology to do good.

In 2004 I began working at thedatabank, inc. and for the next eight and a half years I worked with nonprofit organizations across the United States, building databases that fit their individual fundraising, communications and organizing needs. I also worked with organizations to ensure that their technology fit their organizational culture and that as their situation changed, and their organizations grew, their software would grow with them. Check out some of my posts at Technology for Change, thedatabank’s blog.

In 2014, I started work at the University of Minnesota, where I help faculty and staff leverage the wide range of IT resources available at the University as they do research, teaching, community outreach, to address  poverty, disease, hunger and other grand challenges that affect our world.


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