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Work experience

Feb 2013Nov 2014

Director of Strategic Giving

San Francisco Bay Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Work with high-level donors to secure support for the San Francisco Bay Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America – identify, educate, solicit, and cultivate relationships with donors; matched desire of donor to programs of the association; and secured planned gifts and major gifts ($25,000 and more) in cash, real estate and stock.
  • Exceeded 12 month goals within first 9 months
  • Developed new marketing materials that tripled production of past fundraising event
  • Developed first time Case Statement for use with high level donors
  • Initiated Moves Management Style strategic planning
  • Utilized Natural Partners to identify, solicit and close major gifts
Aug 2005Jan 2013

Advancement Officer

National Rifle Association
  • Work with high-level donors to secure support for the association – identified, educated, solicited, and cultivated relationships with donors; matched desire of donor to programs of the association; and secured planned gifts and major gifts ($25,000 and more) in cash, real estate, stock, and firearms. 
  • Secured multiple seven figure Planned Gifts for organization
  • Secured second largest Charitable Gift Annuity in organization history
  • As a Senior Staff member, I serve as mentor to top performing advancement officers in the region – interviewing and assisting in the selection of Advancement Officers; conducted regional training sessions; provided one-on-one coaching sessions; and assisted in definition of goals and performance criteria.
Aug 1995Nov 2005

Senior Field Representative

National Rifle Association
  • Earned ranking of #1 or #2 fundraiser nationally throughout career with NRA and consistently and exceeded national average for attendee income and income per event.
  • Directed organization of 450 volunteers to host up to 25 Friends of NRA fund-raising events each year – earned promotion to Senior Field Representative in first year with NRA.
  • Initiated a volunteer Zone Coordinators Program for the management of fundraising events – developed role for coordinators including initiation of new committees, membership on multiple committees, and overall responsibility to manage events; implemented program regionally; and helped to launch program nationally. 
  • Designed and delivered an innovative merchandise management system – developed all aspects of database system to manage contributors (NRA, independent vendors, donors), manage all merchandise, assist in event planning and event management, and record and report results of live and silent auctions and other fundraising events.
  • Mentored Field Representatives – interviewed prospective NRA representatives from pool of applicants and volunteers; helped to indentify, select, and develop talent; and achieved placement of 3 California Field Representatives and one who subsequently became regional director from the pool of volunteers.

Education

Associate of Science

Solano Community College
  • Graduated with Highest Honors
  • Alpha Gamma Sigma
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • 3.92/4.0 GPA

Baccalaureate of Science

University of San Francisco
  • Dean's Service Award - School of Business and Professional Studies
  • Graduated with School Honors
  • Cohort Liaison
  • 3.98/4.0 GPA
  • Graduate Merit Scholarship Recipient
  • Frequent guest speaker to incoming student classes

Project and Writing Samples

Press

Skills

Raiser's Edge
Fundraising Database software package
Adobe Acrobat
MS PowerPoint
Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) Certified See examples above
MS Excel
Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) Certified
MS Access
Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) Certified.  Scored 100% on exam
MS Word
Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) Certified

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Honor Societies

Testimonials

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Certifications

Sep 2009Sep 2015

CFRE

Certified Fundraising Executive

Hard Copy Resume

Interest

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

President, Board of Directors, Episcopal Foundation of Northern California

Director, Planned Giving Commission, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Director, St. Paul’s Interfaith Youth Music Project

Organizer, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Kid’s Vacation Bible School)Counselor, Sierra Service Project

Instructor, CFRE Review Course, San Francisco, CA

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS 

      Association of Fundraising Professionals Partnership for Philanthropic PlanningNorthern California Planned Giving Council (member Ethics Committee)Development Executive Roundtable

Summary

  • Developed new implementation of relationship based fundraising at Boy Scouts of America.
  • Exceeded 12 month target within first 9 months in new position
  • Able to work successfully with donors at the highest levels
  • 19 years of leadership in the organization of fundraising activities to gather monetary support and other gifts for the National Rifle Association
  • Cultivated relationships with donors and contributed to the development of the team of Advancement Officers for the National Rifle Association of America
  • Earned numerous awards for quality and quantity of orchestrated events, annual net income, and contribution to the development of others through mentor relationships involving training, coaching, and other development activities
  • Consistently recognized for leadership in serving others, strong relationship development skills, and natural and creative problem-solving abilities

Professional Associations

Volunteer Experience