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Jun 2003Present


Rock for a Remedy, Inc.


Recruit new, top selling artists(Dave Matthews Band, Guster, Michael Franti, Jason Mraz, Barenaked Ladies, Brett Dennen, Indigo Girls, etc) by contacting management and submitting creative, compelling proposals around community hunger activism and prevention. Maintain consistently healthy working relationships with current musicians and their management teams. Engage and coordinate sustainable group of high capacity volunteers based nationally. Continually educate staff, volunteers and donors about developments in anti-hunger policy. Solicit donations, both individual and corporate to fund activities of organization. Coordinate event planning(including working with event organizers and solicitation of sponsorships). Responsible for the organization of the drives from start to finish; from media promotion, venue/stadium participation, food bank coordination to collection of non-perishable goods at the event. Maintain databases relating to volunteer base, donations, and media relations. Publish website and newsletters for email updates to interested parties. Sustain active social media outlets for marketing and promotion, keeping fans and members involved and aware. Create and follow strategic timelines relating to establish deadlines, while also managing effective logistics regarding day of event activities. Identify, pursue and engage new corporate donors in a consistent and timely manner. Educate and guide entire staff, Board of Directors and large national volunteer base in the mission and activities of the organization. Represent sponsors and major donors in a positive and pro-active fashion before, during, and after events, using sampling and brand positive methods. Develop annual budgets to guide organization expenses and for presentation to donors, sponsors and other interested parties. Process all paperwork relevant to both staff and volunteers. Maintain solid rapport with both promoter and production contacts at hundreds of venues throughout North America, assuring that all advancing and all contracts are completed in an accurate and timely fashion. Ensure that both staff and volunteers are impeccably prepared for day of event duties and that venue production managers are satisfied and connected in order to assure seamless events. Continually produce inventive and successful

Crew and Volunteer Coordinator

Crew and Volunteer Coordinator

for the Susan G Komen 3 Day, Contracted

Recruit and develop crew/volunteers, captains and coaches to support each of the functional event teams, across the national Susan G. Komen 3-Day™ series. Assign crew and volunteers from the“ Unavailable” and“ I'll Help Anywhere” groups to designated teams based on skill, interest and physical abilities. Create and assist volunteers in creating fundraising and local marketing opportunities, including community based events, online strategies, and third party prospects. Closely monitor all team populations for each designated market to ensure adequate numbers for on event success. Make all necessary outbound calls to interview and assign Captain positions across each designated market. Handle all documentation to support assignments. Handle all Captain phone and email inquiries leading up to the week of the event. Hold individual training sessions with each Captain to ensure education of position, make a connection and establish expectations. Host required group Captain training sessions. Reply to emails from prospective and registered crew, volunteers, Youth Corps members and supporters. Make every effort to meet the needs of each call or email within the first point of contact. Handle follow-up work related to inbound and outbound contacts, which can include: Processing problem forms for Donations-related issues, providing crew participants with fundraising ideas and guidance to help meet their optional fundraising goal, follow-up with callers who leave voicemails, utilize database and reports to identify and communicate with new crew and volunteers.

Fund Raiser

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
Fundraising Walk Manager, Contracted  Develop and implement a current strategic plan to show significant revenue growth in Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis for a future full time employee in a fledgling home office based program. Improve and implement an annual operational plan that includes detailed budget, team development, corporate development, volunteer development and logistic plans. Identified target audiences and built appropriate marketing strategies to recruit, acknowledge and retain event participants and sponsors. Develop a marketing and promotional plan to enhance visibility and increase community awareness and participation in Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis. Identified, recruited and mobilized business and community leaders to serve as volunteers and sponsors. Created and maintained timelines, budgets and logistical needs for campaign events. Managed the development of campaign materials required for the success and implementation of Take Steps events. Provided staff support for volunteers, participants and committees required for the success of Take Steps, including committee development and fundraising coaching. Tracked income and expenses associated with the event. Tripled fundraising outcome from previous year.


United Way Capital
Area Campaign Associate, Contracted  Support United Way Capital Area's development team by maintaining solid relationships with Corporate Partners participating in the annual Employee Giving campaign. Provide superior customer service while working with Partners to execute effective kick off meetings, special events and trainings for potential donors.

Admissions Counselor

Woodbury College
Admissions Counselor, Contracted 

Director of Development

Woodbury College
Everybody Wins! Vermont Director of Development, contracted  Design strategy for new Development position for small, historically fiscally challenged non-profit organization focusing on the most underperforming schools and students in the state. Educate Board and staff regarding financial networking and developing donor relations both individually and through corporate sponsorship. Maintain contact with and developed grant proposals for foundations and corporations. Develop a broad annual giving program while reviving annual fundraising events with a yield of $50,000 in donations for all involved sites.

Director of Development

Special Olympics Vermont
Director of Development  Design, implement and manage all event fundraising activities including corporate sponsorships, annual giving, endowment and capital campaigns, special projects, and other related solicitations. Manage all strategies and activities for donor cultivation, solicitation, and relations. Maintained contact with and develops grant proposals for foundations and corporations. Develop a comprehensive planned-giving program. Act as fundraising events manager to produce widely successful events like the statewide Penguin Plunge while developing public relations and advertising plans..


Dec 1998


University of Vermont