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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Community relations driven professional with over ten years of development and fundraising experience. Creative and collaborative leader with success in team building and constituent engagement, relationship cultivation and donor stewardship. Perceptive influencer with compassion and empathy looking to help better the lives of Illinois residents.

  • Community engagement
  • Donor management
  • Campaign management
  • Stewardship development
  • Annual giving campaigns
  • Capital campaigns
  • Organization and time management
  • Team building
  • Planning and coordination
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Efficient and detail-oriented
  • Strong Analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Business development
  • Establishing and maintaining positive relationships
Work History
08/2019 to Current
Vice President/Chair of Giving DuPage Days The Waters Senior Living Excelsior, MN,
  • Reestablished Fundraising Committee and developed strategic fundraising plan and budget for 2021 Giving DuPage Days' annual virtual fundraising event; increasing total raised from last year by over $75,000 in 25 fewer days; ultimately raising over $100,000 in five days through strong leadership, reconnecting with past donors and increasing donation amounts, donor stewardship and development, and planned communications with existing email list
  • Produced marketing and fundraising support to eliminate barriers for board directors to participate and raise funds including personalized emails, social media posts, sharable graphics, QR codes, instruction packet on how to have fun while successfully fundraising, resulting in entire board exceeding their fundraising goals
  • Created and exceeded measurable goals from last year including increasing peer to peer fundraisers from 9 to 31 raising over $18,000; increased number of donors from 250 to 470 including 90 donors who gave more than once totaling 560 donations; increased match donors from four totaling $5,000 to 21 totaling over $18,000; and increased virtual communications by 200% resulting in doubling untagged donations from $7,000 to $14,000
  • Developed and scheduled e-blast communications, Zoom Webinars, social media posts, direct donor stewardship and relationship connections, positively motivating team of paid staff and volunteers to increase work production, regular virtual correspondence with influencers in community resulting marketing efforts that inspired $50,000 match gift from inspired former donor
  • Implemented unique ways to virtually establish community participation by creating engaging videos, hosting two public Zoom Webinars to motivate community, donors and volunteers, prepare philanthropy team; oversaw all planning including script development, agenda and logistical planning, marketing promotions, and presentation decks.
  • Established standards and processes for duplicable campaign participation in Giving DuPage Days and to expand ongoing virtual fundraising; deepened existing relationships and built new fundraising team
07/2019 to 01/2021
Executive Director Albany Charter School Network Mott Haven Elementary School, NY,
  • Managed organization and Board of Directors, increased board involvement through individual communications, brainstorming sessions, in-person statewide meetings and successfully increased board attendance by virtual meetings during Covid-19 Pandemic;
  • Implemented board member development efforts and traveled state-wide meeting key influencers and future leaders to increase visibility, effectiveness of advocacy for organization's mission, expand team, identify and engage additional areas of support.
  • Planned and hosted public kick-off event launching organization, brand, and community initiatives among key influencers including state representatives, senators, county board members and other local and national leaders; over 100 people attended raising over $8,000 in extra funds;
11/2018 to 07/2019
Chief of Staff American Medical Response Amarillo, TX,
  • Handled all constituent issues and cases with empathy, compassion, and organization; managed coordination between state departments and non-profit organizations to find solutions to complex problems for residents in need, businesses and community organizations
  • Built new and deepened existing relationships with constituents, community influencers, non-profits, and local organizations professionally representing elected official at community events including listening and speaking to groups from 5-350
  • Managed daily office needs and prioritized tasks to ensure projects were completed correctly and on time with help from team of interns and part-time staff
10/2017 to 11/2018
Regional Director Illinois Gubernatorial Candidate City, STATE,
  • Hired, trained, inspired team of five field office managers, help interview and develop team of over 200 interns and volunteers who achieved measurable daily and weekly goal objectives leading state in consistent metrics
  • Initiated and grew relationships with stakeholders, community leaders, elected officials, candidates, and established coalition building in Suburban Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendal and Will Counties by attending community events, empathizing with constituents, and learning about needs and concerns of residents
  • Advanced for state-wide elected officials and candidates at public and private events; coordinating all logistics; being perceptive to details and surroundings, accounted for public relations needs and adjusting in real time; maintaining public composure and professionalism
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Bachelor of Arts: Political Science
Benedictine University - Lisle, Illinois,

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  • Vice President/Chair of Giving DuPage Days
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  • Bachelor of Arts

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