Experienced and versatile fund development professional, specializing in grant writing, community/board relations and capacity building, with a diverse non-profit background including; arts, youth, health and human services and municipalities.
Consult on fund raising practices, create tools for board development and assist with the development and implementation of agency's social media/marketing and fundraising campaigns.
Planned and executed capacity building efforts, including; increasing annual giving by 20% and securing new grant monies for the growing volunteer health services organization. Developed database to track giving history and streamlined donor relation best practices. Coordinated/acknowledged gifts to the charitable pharmacy and conducted presentations soliciting charitable/volunteer support.
Researched, collected program data and completed grant applications to support subsidized programs for the City of Kettering in cooperation with the Kettering Parks Foundation (KPF) and Kettering Community Schools. Established guidelines and strategies for KPF endowment campaign, guided fundraising efforts and wrote KPF newsletters and solicitations. Successful in securing federal, state and local foundation grants to support program and capital needs.
Researched, wrote and reported on federal, state and local grants. Assisted with special events and other fund raising activities as needed.
Managed the administrative staff, board and volunteers of the 250 member organization. Implemented policies and practices that allowed the choir to emerge into a community supported arts organization versus a parent/singer supported organization. Identified and secured new funding sources, created marketing materials and coordinated special events, performances and community presentations.
Led all aspects of fund development in tandem with the board and Executive Director. Solicited and secured major gifts and worked with a team to complete a $2.5M capital campaign and $1M endowment campaign. Wrote annual appeals and quarterly newsletter and orchestrated special events that raised more than $100K annually.
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