Buzzard Hollow Boys
Caring For Creatures
Catholic Charities USA
Crandall, Dostie, Douglass Books
Kid Pan Alley
Laurie Mitchell Employment Center
Love In Action
Pax Christi USA
Shelter For Help In Emergency
St. Paul's Church, Put In Bay, Ohio
The Other Side Magazine
The Progressive Christian
The Upper Room
United Church of Christ News
Walk With Us
Summary of Qualifications
Progressive activist with talent in fundraising, design, marketing, and strategic planning. Proven organizational skills and success with conducting all aspects of marketing programs in order to attract and retain customers and donors. Results-oriented team player. Demonstrated ability to strengthen organizational structure and procedures to take small organizations into phase 2 of growth.
Core competencies and computer skills
Layout and Design
Strategic Planning for Programming Strategic Planning for Fundraising
Marketing Strategies and Analysis
Design Project Coordination
Grant Writing and Grant Reporting
Microsoft Office products
Adobe InDesign & Photoshop
Fundraising and Membership software
VOCAL, Inc. (Virginia’s Statewide Consumer-Run Mental Health Organization)
Director of Development, (part-time) 3/2009—present
Instituted the first Fundraising Campaign for the organization.
Supervised overhaul of www.vocalvirginia.org, the organization’s website, and printed marketing materials.
Instituted organizational structure for applying for grant opportunities and wrote successful grant applications for both government and private foundation grants.
Adopted and integrated membership and donor software into the organizational structure.
Led workshops on Organizational Development and Fundraising at Vocal’s Annual Conference and at independent seminars.
Chosen to lead the Capacity-Building Institute at Alternatives 2010, the National Consumer-Run Mental Health Conference, in October 2010.
Began to identify potential donors to VOCAL, Inc., raised number of donors from 0 to 265 in eighteen months (raising about $35k).
Conducted VOCAL’s first-ever direct-mail campaign.
Soulforce, Inc. (A National LGBT Organization)
Director of Development 3/2004—12/2008
Increased donor income from $400,000 to over $1 Million per year.
Increased donor base almost ten-fold, from 772 individuals to 7,100 individuals.
Successfully wrote 21 grant proposals resulting in 15 new foundations supporting Soulforce.
Successfully adopted and integrated fundraising software into the organizational structure.
Partnered with new Executive Director and Board in strategic planning for growth.
Partnered with Young Adult leadership in developing a sustainable Young Adult program.
Wrote, designed, and arranged for printing and mailing of Direct Mail fundraising appeals, membership newsletters, and Annual Report.
Wrote copy and created photoshop images for web site when needed.
ncreased online giving by 900% through creative use of email and web-based campaigns.
Analyzed organizational data and produced quarterly reports for Executive Director, Board of Directors, major donors, and foundations.