8 years of experienced coordination with external affairs and fundraising concerning program implementation, board development, donor development/relations, & execution of distinct projects Skills: grant/project management, youth mentor, community collaborator, recruiting, proofreader, critical thinker, motivational speaker, and understanding of behavior health, community health, and developmental physical disabilities; technical experience using Salesforce and eTapestry donor software Certifications: Working with Social Disparities of Hispanic, Latino, White, and African-American children & families; Development Leadership Program; and Non-Profit Management Trainings: Nonverbal Communication; Social Media Communication; Local, State, and Federal Fundraising Campaigns; Partnering with Community Organizations; Effective Listening; Confidentiality; Role of a Mentor; Event Budgeting; Finance and Management; National Youth Leadership Forum and Youth Protection Affiliations: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.; Rotary International (ends winter of 2016)
Excel in fundraising
Training and development
Territory sales experience
Creative Problem Solving
May Development Director January 2015Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse － Atlanta, GA
Manage relationships with funding sources, volunteers, and Board of Directors Design and edit all publications of the organization Cultivate in-depth relationships with the organization's stakeholders, policy makers, and donors (e.g.
Shepherd Center, Georgia State University, DeKalb & Fulton County government, social clubs) Most lucrative grant accomplished for organization is $400,000 Increased board pledges and capital campaign support by 200% Develop website content using WordPress software Supervised special event (managed 100+ volunteers and net nearly $80,000) Overseer of all social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and Blogging) Engage discussions with all departments to ensure high productivity and company collaboration Represent the organization at conferences, seminars, community outreach events, and on media Write grants seeking funds toward programs, scholarship funds, and capital/capacity expansions Conduct staff trainings (community development, donor relations, event management) Produce prospect lists for funding (individuals, businesses, grants, and foundations) In beginning stages of obtaining CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) certification.
Sep. Dec. Development Director January 2013 to January 2014Action Ministries Housing － Atlanta, GA
Managed 8 employees covering 6 counties in Georgia and southern Tennessee establishing support Supervised community and business luncheons, meetings, and conferences Fundraised over $200,000 from churches, businesses, foundations, and individual donations Created relationships for purposes of partnerships, fundraising, and program development Represented the company at community events while promoting our policies, mission, and vision Wrote proposals and worked with foundations for the purpose of fundraising Configured strategies to obtain new donor prospects Maintained donor list focusing on cultivating relationships and increasing gifts Worked with board members to establish new prospects and manage major gifts Led case manager and volunteer assessments, retention strategies, and trainings Prepared materials, attended meetings, and wrote case statements for grant/foundation management.
Sept. Aug. District Executive January 2011 to January 2013Boy Scouts of America － Lawrenceville, GA
Recruited on an annual basis approximately 125 to 200 business and civic leaders for 3 campaigns Implemented and led multiple fundraising campaigns in urban and rural areas that raised over $270,000 in two years and consistently exceeded goals by 5 percent each year Conducted public speaking sales presentations in multiple school districts to boys and parents to grow Scouting membership by over 2,000 youth and 700 adults in two years Organized, promoted and implemented 10 Scouting activities per year with hundreds of volunteers that had budgets ranging from a few hundred dollars to more than $8,000 Largest single donor contribution achieved was $10,000 Analyzed reports comparing multiple categories as it relates to finance, membership, and programmatic progress with the goal of measuring yearly gains, losses and opportunities Highest nationally recognized award for continued quality growth and financial stewardship Produced annual budgets for council and district activities and events based on history and trends Prospected and evaluated new businesses and individuals annually for fundraising efforts Created donor list consisting of business leaders, community partners, and political associates 2011-P ATEAM (Adopted Teen Empowerment and Mentoring Program) **Atlanta, GA April Group Counselor (one weekend/month) Leading adopted teens (grades 6th-12th) in experiential learning activities on adoption issues and supporting social and emotional development (impulse-control and personality disorders) Case management experience in foster care/child welfare and behavior monitoring Complete program evaluation reports based upon program observations and effectiveness.
July Sept Program Manager January 2009 to January 2011Youth Connections, Inc － Atlanta, GA
federal grant-funded) Oversaw kids (4-18 years old) that have family members currently incarcerated Recruited and fundraised from institutions, churches, and community businesses Performed house visits noting developments and concerns Developed, fostered and maintained relationships with local schools, businesses and communities Case management experience that involved working with individuals, families, and organizations Generated reports to local, state, and federal agencies, community partners, and officials.
Aug May Graduate Assistant Diversity Director January 2007 to January 2008Murray State University － Murray, KY
entered graduate school) Interviewed and recruited diverse prospective students Coordinated campus-wide fundraisers Advanced recruitment strategies with Ambassador Program with success rate of 15% increase Developed orientation sessions, presentations, and events for campus participants.
June May Student & Family Affairs Coordinator January 2006 to January 2007Lincoln Foundation － Louisville, KY
Coordinated daily activities for 300+ scholars (6th graders - seniors in college) Managed projects for purposes of philanthropy, recruitment, and budget/finance Designed fundraising efforts (e.g.
dinners, galas, community campaigns) Communicated metrics around college readiness and developmental education Case management that documented social, behavioral, and educational progress of youth.
Public Administration Non-Profit Management & Fiscal BudgetingMurray State University － Murray, KYPublic Administration Non-Profit Management & Fiscal Budgeting (19 hrs)
Bachelor of Arts : Social Sciences Political Science/Psychology, May 2006Benedict College － Columbia, SCSocial Sciences Magna cum Laude Political Science/Psychology
budgets, event management, fundraising,grants writing, presentations, program development/evaluation, public speaking, volunteer recruitment, social media platforms