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Education

Aug 2013May 2015

Master of Arts in Nonprofit Organizations

University of Georgia
Aug 2010Dec 2014

Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance

University of Georgia Honors College

Work and Internship History

Jul 2014May 2015

Graduate Assistant for Development

UGA's Office of Public Service and Outreach
  • Collaborated with teams to create and implement a ‘plan for funding’ for different programs to enhance program sustainability
  • Communicated with donors on multiple platforms to improve donor retention
  • Analyzed donors and donations using the constituent management system and Microsoft Excel to improve development efforts
  • Created formal reports of development efforts using Microsoft Word and Excel to illustrate fundraising efforts to leadership
  • Researched prospective donors using the Foundation Directory Online and other resources to grow donor base
Jan 2015May 2015

Program Development and Marketing Intern

UGA's J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development
  • Spearheaded development of a new program by planning and forming internal and external processes
  • Ensured program sustainability by creating a budget in Microsoft Excel and determining data collection methods
  • Enhanced communication with external stakeholder by designing documents addressing FAQs, resources available, and more
  • Determined effective outreach methods for target audience and created materials such as infographics (using Piktochart) that reflected this research
  • Supported outreach to external stakeholders by creating and presenting a marketing plan to leadership
Aug 2014Dec 2014

Development and Evaluation Intern

Athens Land Trust
  • Created a system for organizing grant activities and outcomes for six programs to enhance understanding and adherence of grant requirements
  • Coordinated program activities and data collection methods to increase effectiveness in accordance with grant requirements
  • Wrote reports on programs for management and funders using the constituent relationship system, Giftworks
  • Created data collection methods and organized evaluation data in Microsoft Excel
  • Updated records to maintain the constituent relationship system, Giftworks
Aug 2014Dec 2014

Financial Planning Counselor

University of Georgia's Aspire Clinic
  • Built rapport and mutual trust with clients
  • Engaged clients in discussing financial goals and values
  • Analyzed clients' financial history and habits
  • Recommended solutions to clients' individual situations

Other Experience

  • Public relations experience as an intern for the Athens-area Habitat for Humanity
  • Customer service experience at Chick-Fil-A
  • Experience auditing and developing a fundraising plan at Citizen Advocacy