Terrell Finner is a former nonprofit administrator turned campaign strategist and political organizer. He has worked across the nation fundraising for over 60 campaigns in implementing effective fundraising strategies, call time management, campaign budgeting, and donor data management.
Terrell is a native of Houston, Texas. He graduated from Penn State University in 2015. After earning his undergraduate degree in health policy, he went on to study public health and pre-medicine at Columbia University. In 2017, Terrell began his career in nonprofit administration, supporting several art organizations' operations and fundraising. His administrative career allowed him to connect with people and sparked his desire to spend a life advocating for marginalized people in underserved communities. The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent fallout led Terrell to run for New York City Council in 2021.
His experience as a grassroots candidate sparked a desire to transition into political organizing to help grassroots candidates raise enough money to knock on doors in their district and get out the vote. Organizing every day of the week, his energetic approach to campaign fundraising continues to be fueled by his passion to get working-class Democrats elected to office. Terrell has been featured in Newsweek and The Center Square for his insights on breaking news and government policies.