Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Executive Summary

High-energy fundraising professional with experience in management, phon-a-thon, individual giving and donor relations within both high education as well as arts non profits.

Core Qualifications
  • Creative donor stewardship
  • Strategic annual planning
  • Project management
  • Staff training
  • Staff Motivation
  • Work-flow Planning
  • Communication skills
  • Calm under pressure
Professional Experience
2015 to Current
Donor Relations Officer Dartmouth College Hanover, NH,
  • Creates inspiring acknowledgement letters and personalized thank you letters.
  • Creates and implement a comprehensive donor outreach and recognition program for a capital campaign. 
  • Develops and managed the implementation of individualized strategies and plans for top donors and prospects. 
  • Works with front-line development staff to identify and facilitate meaningful opportunities for donor engagement and stewardship.  
  • Creates an annual plan for donor stewardship pieces
  • Creates new ways to engage and thank donors including video messages, video series, postcards, memory books,  holiday cards, and more.
  • Managed a portfolio of major gift donors for solicitation and relationship managing. 
  • Implemented and Planned new Donor Stewardship Events.
04/2014 to 2015
Program Center Manager Capita Plc. Berlin, NH,
  • Maintained positive relationships with clients, subordinates and senior management
  • Met fundraising goals and expectations of partner institution and Clients
  • Created strategies & tracking progress and statistical trending in order to raise near 2 million dollars
  • Increased total dollars by $115k by the first quarter
  • Recruiting/Interviewing/Training 130 part time staff members
04/2014 to 2015
Trainer RuffaloCODY City, STATE,
  • Trained newly hired professional managers to be placed at their own site
  • Enhanced and taught fundraising strategy and strategic decision making
  • Taught and created situations to practice basic professional skills
  • Created homework assignments for new managers to strengthen their progression as a professional
2013 to 04/2014
Program Center Manager RuffaloCODY City, STATE,
  • Managed, plan, and organize the telephone fundraising efforts and financial goal achievement for the University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Recruited, hired, and trained all fundraisiers within the program's pre-negotiated time constraints
  • Created a strong team and prepared a plan covering 12 month period and projecting 15% growth
  • Directed strategic initiatives to achieve pledge, dollar, and fulfillment goals
  • Maintained a staff of 30+ employees by using a continuous recruitment strategy while overseeing all employee payroll, bonus structures, and motivational incentives
  • Act as the liaises between internal and external client management teams to ensure client satisfaction
10/2009 to 11/2012
Lead Supervisor/ Fundraiser University Of Idaho City, STATE,
  • Contacted alumnae and parents of the University of Idaho in order to secure private support
  • Personally secured over 534K dollars in donations in a two year period
  • Supervised and coached a student staff of 60 to increase quality
  • Designed motivational activities to engage and motivate staff
  • Was a part of a million dollar a year team two years in a row which had never been accomplished before at this institution
Expected in 2012
Bachelor of Science: Psychology
University Of Idaho - Moscow, Id

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