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Executive Profile
Dynamic communicator with 17 years experience in non-profit management, fundraising and awareness, policy research and the principles and practices of large scale events management. Creative results driven style has led to extensive achievements in the arena of community building in many ways. Qualifications include: Presenting, Programming, Marketing, Information Technology, Strategic Planning, Research, Evaluation, Audience Development, Community Outreach, Patron Services, Arts Education, Arts Advocacy, Fundraising/Events, Fiscal Management, Grants, Production, Facility Management, Contract Negotiation, Board and Staff Relations 
Professional Experience
Executive Director
January 2007 to May 2012
Company Name - City, State
  • Manage a 17 person board of directors in all its functions including orientation, recruiting, communications, development and committee work.
  • Oversee the day-to day operations of the organization including hiring, training, evaluating and supervising the work of staff and close to 100 volunteers.
  • Oversee the day-to day operations of the Dare County Arts Council Gallery.
  • Manage the financial and accounting operations; facilitate the creation and implementation of an annual budget.
  • Develop membership recruitment and retention program including the installment of new donor database technologies.
  • Cultivate, research and meet with potential funding sources and manage existing ones.
  • Write grants (Grant funds received in between 2007-2011 totals close to $800,000)
  • Lead all marketing initiatives including brand strategy and identity, internal marketing campaign, all organization promotion and related materials and PR/media relations.
  • Launched and maintained a new web-site, researched and integrated new technologies including all social media and Art Happenings, a monthly e-newsletter.
  • Work with and cultivate relationships with local, regional and state representatives on advocacy issues.
  • Lobby annually on a state level for arts funding.
  • Create, execute and manage 5 major events annually and work with the county school system to provide arts education in 11 schools annually.
Adjunct Professor
January 2005
Company Name - City, State
Projects Coordinator
January 2002 to January 2006
Company Name - City, State
  • Created and facilitated community building projects based on the organizations mission to create a "safe and compassionate community".
  • Projects included an arts in education residency with alternative high school students and Carolista Music Festival, an annual weekend long music and arts festival, and National Aids Day events.
  • Managed all fundraising activities and increased fundraising revenues.
  • Successfully funded several projects through federal and state foundations as well as private and corporate donations.
  • Public Relations- established relationships with local, regional, and state media, created press releases and published articles.
  • Maintained donor and participant database, cultivated supporters through community involvement.
  • Assisted staff in organizing trainings and activities for shelter residents, attended weekly staff meetings and monthly board meetings and maintained positive working relationships.
  • Trained in crisis intervention.
  • Responsibilities included working on and responding to the "crisis phone line" for battered women, potential suicide and other crisis situations.
College of the Albemarle - City, State
Duke University Center For Non-Profits
For certification in Non-Profit Management
Continuing education includes training in diversity, communication, evaluation for grant writing, non-profit budgeting and management and personal empowerment. Currently working on a certification in executive coaching.

Skill Highlights
Microsoft Word, Access, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint, QuickBooks Pro, Macromedia Contribute (website software), Constant Contact, Adobe Photos, Giftworks (Donor Software) and Aloha POS System. Social Media platforms include: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Blogger and Pintrest.


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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • College of the Albemarle
  • Duke University Center For Non-Profits

JobTitles Held:

  • Executive Director
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Projects Coordinator

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