Personable non-profit professional driven to cultivate and steward relationships on behalf of inspiring mission, matched with skilled knowledge of data management, analysis and research.
Excellent Communicator & Public Speaker
Cultivated relationship with Ford Foundation, resulting in $100K
Successfully managed an annual 10k+ piece direct mail fundraiser for
$5mil budget national organization
Designed and implemented internal audits and procedures to drive
staff performance and constituent service
Successfully planned and executed conference events, fundraising
events and board meetings
Supervised and trained staff, interns, students and volunteers
SojournersWashington, DCDonor Relations and Database Manager09/2013 to 03/2015
Managed systems of receiving, processing and acknowledging all contributions and donor services
Supervised the Donor Services Assistant in stewarding and retaining recurring donors
Managed production of direct mail fundraising campaign generating over $20k annually
Produced and scheduled online fundraising campaigns to over 100,000 subscribers using Blackbaud's Convio
Generated ongoing analysis of donor giving trends; produced statistics reports specific to the organization as well as general fundraising trends
Oversaw production of tax-deductible year-end giving statements to donors
Managed annual audit reports of all contributions within a fiscal year; communicating with CFO and auditors
Produced contribution statistics reports; prepared monthly accounting and revenue reports of gifts
Contributed to prospect research and cultivation strategy of major donors for the advancement department.
Stewarded strategic relationships and partnerships with African-American religious, civic and academic leaders, including Rev. Otis Moss, III, Dr. Brad Braxton and Rev. Alton Pollard
SojournersWashington, DCDevelopment Associate & Database Administrator02/2012 to 09/2013
Managed donor database of over 80,000 records and maintain efficient processing and coding of all incoming gifts; manual entry and routine uploads of gift and donor data from external sources on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
Prepared and sent acknowledgements and correspondence to donors; responding to and addressing donor concerns on an as needed basis
Coordinated and oversaw organization's registration renewal applications for permissible charitable solicitation in all states; prepared organization's workplace giving program applications
Provided accountant and CFO with budget coding of gifts received; maintained monthly data of staff grant-funded project hours for CFO and Director of Foundations
Supported overall department data needs including tech support; assist with special projects for Major Giving Program and Advancement Team of 7 staff Processed reimbursements, expenses and company invoices on behalf of department
Stewarded strategic relationships with religious organizations and leaders
Ruthi Postow StaffingWashington, DCNon-Profit Administrator01/2011 to 12/2011
Provided administrative support to non-profit and trade organizations, including but not limited to executive staff support; high-volume front office reception; meetings and conference preparation; document editing; membership database management.
Coordinated and organized national and local event logistics, fundraising events, mail campaigns, board meetings, and other office projects within timelines.
Increased professional and personal development and skills in the areas of non-profit administration, development, management, technical writing and presentations.
Citizens for Carl Stokes, Baltimore City Council CampaignBaltimore, MDMedia Manager01/2011 to 11/2011
Managed political campaign digital and print outreach to existing and potential volunteers through the use of email marketing, social media, web 2.0 and relationship management.
Implemented creative and effective communication and fundraising strategies on behalf of candidate and campaign staff; established rapport with elected officials, businesses, organizations and voters.
Managed, recruited and trained Baltimore area residents on critical campaign knowledge and tactics to ensure appropriate communication to voters, supporters, and funders.
Columbia Heights/Shaw Family Support CollaborativeWashington, DCQuality Assurance and Development Assistant07/2009 to Current
Managed electronic and printed internal auditing for all programs of direct service organization
Created and implemented data tracking process for case workers and program managers; generated weekly and monthly reporting for grantors, increased program staff efficiency, contributed to results-based accountability
Promoted after 6 months to manage internal auditing, monthly quantitative reports for grantors; document tracking and performance measuring of grantee programs, and survey implementation and analysis
Conducted timely and appropriate monitoring, data compilation and reporting for all programs, guaranteeing consistent contract compliance across the range of activities
Administered weekly case file auditing as a site manager for case management data software, "Efforts to Outcomes"; established working deadlines for case workers Organized and prepared grant research documents; LOI preparation, submission and compliance
Coordinated logistics for annual conference, training workshops and quarterly board meetings.
University of MarylandCollege Park, MDStudent Advisor09/2008 to 11/2009
Advised students on academic planning, course selections, university policies & procedures
Maintained confidentiality, established rapport and referred to appropriate campus resources
Coordinated make-up exams, exit surveys and administered additional student assignments
Organized resource materials and up-to-date information, scheduled appointments and staffed office
Worked closely with undergraduate deans, advisors and staff to grasp functions of university administration and management; completed professor admin tasks.
University of MarylandCollege Park, MDResearch Assistant08/2008 to 12/2008
Organized experimental studies in group processes graduate lab; administered tests, instructions and surveys to participants.
Analyzed and manipulated data; recorded data and experiment results in research portfolios and computer database; prepared reports, tables and graphs for review by team.
Maintained integrity and standard of measurement tools and lab procedures to ensure continued use and study by any team member at any time.
Assisted team of 6 undergraduates, 3 graduate students and graduate department director with quantitative data management and qualitative analysis to produce findings that contribute to the knowledge base of sociology.
Office of Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy University of MarylandCollege Park, MDRecruitment and Retention Coordinator09/2007 to 06/2009
Managed development for university minority mentoring programs to increase the retention of first-year minority students and foster campus relation initiatives
Coordinated outreach initiatives and campus events to promote student achievement, connect student support services and facilitate mentorship among students and with university administrators to enhance student success
Recruited, interviewed, and trained mentor cohorts; Responsible for helping students set goals Assisted students with adjustment to aspects of university life including academics, social, career, and spiritual
Monitored progress of defined goals throughout each semester and met at least twice a month with student mentors and university freshman.
MASTERS OF DIVINITYHoward University School of Divinitycurrently pursuing
Bachelor of Arts:SociologyUniversity of Maryland at College Park