Charismatic, energetic, community leader with more than 30 years broad experience establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships, building consensus and working collaboratively with others. Organized, self-starter, able to manage multiple projects and achieve results. Documented success as major gift fundraiser. Proficient in non-profit organizational development/management, board of directors recruitment/development, and program development/implementation. Skilled grant writer. Excellent communication skills. Recognized and honored for demonstrated effectiveness and strong personal initiative.
Fundraising Consultant LINDA Q. PERRIN & ASSOCIATES
Executive Recruiter EGGERS CONSULTING COMPANY
Using telemarketing techniques, personal contacts, and referral networks to recruit and place qualified banking professionals, in banks with assets greater than $100M in the Midwestern and Great Lakes states.
Executive Director, President, Board of Director OMAHA CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
Conceptualized and created the Children's Museum for children and their families.
Established and cultivated strategic partnerships to recruit board of directors and volunteers.
Developed fund raising and public awareness campaigns.
Created and administered budgets, built staff/volunteer programs.
Organized special events.
Director of Development, UNMC August 2007 to CurrentUNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA FOUNDATION
Strategically develop and execute fund raising plans for UNMC College of Public Health, Stanley M.
Truhlsen Eye Institute and other entities as assigned in UNMC College of Medicine.
Primary duties include identification, cultivation and solicitation of donor prospects, and donor stewardship.
Maintain detailed notes in relationship management database.
Monitor and manage personal productivity through activity and performance metrics and reporting.
Five largest gifts closed in FY 2012-13 totaled $1,650,000.
While on-boarding accrediting Dean for UNMC College of Public Health, simultaneously, recruited volunteer leadership and committee members for college's Campaign for Nebraska.
Attained $18.5M of $29M goal.
1.8M for student and faculty support from new donors.
Currently on-boarding Inaugural Director of the Stanley M.
Truhlsen Eye Institute and fund raising for two $1M endowed chairs.
Secured $1M endowed funding toward a goal of $3M for Low Vision Clinic.
Director Business Development September 2006 to June 2007UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER HEALTH PRO
Cultivated 24 new revenue generating partnerships with clinics, hospitals, health care organizations and associations for UNMC entity serving as Nebraska's primary source of health professions information for workforce planning, informing health policy decisions, and effective crisis preparedness efforts.
Coordinated grant funded collaboration with Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness to develop State of Nebraska's Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professions (ESAR-VIP).
Executive Director March 2000 to August 2006NEBRASKA CULTURAL ENDOWMENT
Generated over $9M new dollars for cultural programming across Nebraska by working in partnership with Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Humanities Council, and State of Nebraska to establish a new statewide public/private funding stream for educational projects and programs.
Engaged over 200 new donors while implementing a comprehensive fundraising program designed to cultivate an ongoing donor constituency.
Developed administrative operations and financial functions for new organization.
Established benchmarks, monitored progress and implemented short term and long-range goals.
Executive Director March 1993 to June 1996METROPOLITAN ARTS COUNCIL
Reengineered 30 year old organization by strengthening public-private sector partnerships between schools and agencies fostering cultural diversity.
Developed innovative programs for at-risk youth and adults and trained artists of color to use the arts as a tool to increase communication skills, decrease racial tension.
Attracted 50% of final year operating budget from new funding sources.
Enhanced Metro Arts' respect and public visibility by attracting the support and financial endorsement of state and local elected officials, judges, law enforcement personnel, and educators at all levels.
Concluded the funding base was insufficient to allow the agency to continue operation and with the Board of Directors and staff, carefully planned and executed a systematic dissolution of the organization.
Bachelor of Science : Social WorkUniversity of Missouri
Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner with additional focus on Academic Success Skills for under achieving learners
Certified International Fundraising ConsultantLoyola Marymount University
Concord Mediation Center, Board of Directors, Past President Circle Theatre, Board of Directors Jewish Federation/Jewish Press, Board of Directors Jr. League of Omaha, Member Metropolitan Arts Council, Board of Directors Non-profit Association of the Midlands, Board of Directors Omaha Children's Museum, Board of Directors, Past President Omaha Community Playhouse, Board of Directors
Honors and Awards OMAHA CHILDREN'S MUSEUM - Board of Directors Dedicated: Karen Levin Artist-in-Residence Exhibit BEMIS CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART - Philanthropy in the Arts Award DOWNTOWN OMAHA, INC. -- Spirit of Community Award AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT -- Nebraska Chapter Outstanding Service to the Community by an individual METROPOLITAN ARTS COUNCIL -- Supporter of Cultural Diversity GREAT PLAINS GIRL SCOUT COUNCIL --Named one of 75 "Women of Achievement" JAYCEE TEN OUTSTANDING YOUNG OMAHANS AWARD UNITED WAY VOLUNTEER AWARD -- Community Service OMAHA WOMEN'S POLITICAL CAUCUS -- Woman of the Year/Arts ROTARY CLUB -- George Award for "Service above Self" OMAHA CHILDREN'S MUSEUM -- Founder's Award Volunteer Service
Bachelor of Science : Social Work Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner with additional focus on Academic Success Skills for under achieving learners
Certified International Fundraising Consultant
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