I have 12 years of experience in fundraising, management, training and other areas of non-profit development. My communication style and relationship building skills have been an asset to my career growth and achievements. I am eager to continue working at a management level in a role that utilizes these talents.
•Created “Best Practices” model and training series for a variety of special events (ie. galas, luncheons, athletic events and auctions)
•Launched a third-party event program called “I Love Lungs” for the American Lung Association of the Plains Gulf Region
•Exceeded and Achieved event goals region-wide
•Manage fundraising staff in Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana
•Train and mentor event staff in Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska
•Responsible for financial goals for individual giving, corporate gifts, memorials, and special events exceeding $3.2 million
•Implemented inaugural event, Master the Met, which surpassed fundraising goals by 68% in its first year, growing it 12% in its second year. In five years it has raised $1.5 million.
•Trained other ALA staff to develop similar fundraising events
•Recruited the organization's only regional sponsorship for other stairclimb events
•Manage fundraising staff in three states
•Recruit and engage donors, volunteers, corporations, and other health agencies
•Exceed event goals of $1.2 million
•Created a campaign called “Salons for Peace"
•Increase fundraising goals for pre-existing special events
•Write grants which awarded the organization a total of over $200,000
•Create the organization's most successful fundraiser, a silent auction/trivia night
•Update and track critical donor and volunteer information
•3 Little Birds 4 Life, Board Member 2012-present
•Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern IL, Adopt-a-Family lead 2007-present
•Big Brothers Big Sisters Eastern IL, “Big Sister” 2005 – 2008
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