special events grassroots giving manager resume example with 4+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Driven and passionate nonprofit professional with years nonprofit fundraising and management experience. Successful in growing meaningful partnerships through emotional intelligence and relational focus. Accomplished in reaching revenue targets and increasing event awareness and success.

  • Team Collaboration and Leadership
  • Customer Service and Interpersonal Skills
  • Excelled in Microsoft Office
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suites
  • Certified in Raiser's Edge CRM Platform
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Communication And Spanish, Expected in 12/2016
DePauw University - Greencastle, IN
Master of Arts: Nonprofit Management, Expected in
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis - Indianapolis, iN,
Special Events & Grassroots Giving Manager, 10/2019 to Current
Aspen School DistrictAspen, CO,
  • Promoted after 2 years of successful event management and fundraising growth
  • Increased Superhero Ski Day revenue by over 160% from 2018 to 2019
  • Increased A Taste of Camp revenue from $250,000 to over $400,000 from 2017 to 2018
  • Continue to grow largest single day fundraiser A Grateful Harvest to over $1.4 million in 2020
  • Design and manage annual event donor stewardship plan and communications including but not limited to donor recognition signage, impact report, personal touchpoints, and mission centered impact pieces
  • Manage a team of 9 individuals in areas including but not limited to data entry, video production, auction procurement, food and beverage, etc.
  • Supervised Camper Ambassador Program, spearheading programming that allowed for authentic and meaningful donor engagement with campers
  • Added responsibility includes creation of organization's first peer to peer fundraising efforts through design and implementation of "Embrace Joy" movement.
Special Events Coordinator, 01/2018 to 10/2019
Milton Hershey SchoolHershey, PA,
  • Plan, develop, and execute Roundup River Ranch signature events, including but not limited to A Grateful Harvest, A Taste of Camp, Superhero Ski Day, Roundup the Stars Soiree's, and other third party and cultivation events
  • Provide strong vision, strategic direction, and motivation for the special events area including clear objectives and evaluation measures, key message delivery, budget alignment, and strong working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Secure and manage donations including but not limited to sponsorship, in kind donations, auction items, etc.
  • Maintain strong event records in Raiser's Edge CRM Platform
  • Coordinate event marketing efforts including but not limited to sponsorship decks, print and digital advertising, social media, and printed event materials such as programs and invitations
  • Organize and communicate with all event committees by scheduling regular meetings, identifying meaningful opportunities for engagement and communicating action steps and outcomes along the way
  • Manage timelines, checklists, and deadlines related to all aspects of events, ensuring key information is communicated with staff, volunteers, committee members, contractors, and other constituents
Elementary School Teacher, 11/2016 to 10/2017
AzaPueblo, CO,
  • Selected from a competitive pool to join national teacher corps of recent college graduates and professionals who commit to teach in urban and rural public schools
  • Engage in a full schedule of professional development activities, including seminars in instructional planning, classroom management, learning theory, literacy, and diversity training
  • Helped students learn to perverse with challenging tasks and build resilience for later educational and life efforts
Special Events Intern, 05/2016 to 09/2016
Special Olympics IndianaCity, STATE,
  • Plan and implement largest single day fundraiser, The Plane Pull Challenge, raising approx. $70,000 for over 12,000 athletes in Indiana with intellectual disabilities
  • Conduct fundraising workshops through the Champions Together partnership with Indiana High School Athletic Association
  • Design and implement multi-pronged and comprehensive marketing strategy including the engagement of 3 social media platforms and local radio and television statements

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School Attended

  • DePauw University
  • Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Events & Grassroots Giving Manager
  • Special Events Coordinator
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Special Events Intern


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Arts

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