Kristen Meierhoff

  • Colorado Springs, CO US
Kristen Meierhoff

Portfolio

Skills

Skills

Experience using IBM SPSS and LexisNexis

Proficient in all Microsoft Office programs

Experience using various media tools

Including WealthEngine, Constant Contact, SlideRocket and MobileCause Text to Give

Experienced in Raiser's Edge

Work History

Work History

Intern

United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Intern, 05/2007 to 08/2007

U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Policy –Washington, D.C.

Committee Chairman U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman introduced landmark energy legislation which

subsequently passed and, in connection with that legislation, I conducted policy research and

review of the bill that was on the floor, prepped potential constituent, lobbyist, and public interest group questions and researched correct answers.

Successfully handled constituent questions.

Line by line review and analysis of revenue, expenditures and tax subsidies.

Developed correspondence for Chairman Bingaman

Successfully worked in a fast paced, high stress team environment that required constant reprioritizing.

In connection with my work, I was awarded Senate floor privileges.

Development Associate

Diocese of Las Cruces

Development Associate/Assistant Grant Writer, 05/2009 to 01/2010

Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces –Las Cruces, NM

Created and maintained two fiscal development campaigns along with grant writing

responsibilities.

Duties included major event preparation, council meetings, public and inter-Diocesan communications,

drafting press releases, developing and maintaining filing systems, reporting on accounts, and working

with steering committee managing a $1.2 million annual fund encompassing 94 parishes.

Received two promotions during the course of employment.

Apr 2012 - Aug 2013

Director of Institutional Giving

Fountain Valley School of Colorado

Director of Institutional Giving, 04/2012 to 08/2013

Fountain Valley School –Colorado Springs, CO

Directed and implemented a comprehensive, year-long annual giving solicitation strategy, including

direct mail, email, phone, text, personal visitation, and volunteer engagement, contributing toward a

record-setting $1,289,675 in yearly giving in 2011-2012 and a 23% increase in the size of the average

alumni gift in 2012-2013.

Conducted detailed prospect research to develop and maintain a pipeline of campaign prospects and

donors.

Responsible for the development and implementation of three master plans and calendars for all phases of    annual giving.

Prepared and presented reports and analyses to monitor annual giving revenue, expenses, and other

metrics to the Board of Trustees and school administrators.

Managed the school's planned giving program, including solicitations, communications and organizing

and hosting regular planned giving society events.

Managed the school's Class Agent fundraising program, including campaigns, training, and support.

Managed the parent annual giving program, including parent fund solicitations and events.

Coordinated the faculty/staff annual giving campaign, which achieved 100% pledge participation.

Monitored and promoted the school's corporate matching gift program.

Developed strategic alliances with colleague institutions and created collaborative fundraising

initiatives.

Implemented interactive and social media campaigns.

Promoted from Director of Annual Giving to Director of Institutional Giving to reflect the broad range of

responsibilities.

Education

Education

MPA Candidate

New Mexico State University

Master of Public Administration: Current Candidate

New Mexico State University - Las Cruces, NM

Presenter, 2012 Western Political Science Association Annual Conference: "Pundits & Politicians: The Media's Use of Nationalistic Rhetoric and Immigration Policy"

Member, NMSU Government Graduate Student Organization

Member, ICMA

Volunteer, Action Program for Animals

May 2008 - Jan 2004

BA

New Mexico State University

Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology, 2009

New Mexico State University - Las Cruces, NM

President of the NMSU Anthropology Club

Organized an outdoor rock concert as well as book sale and bake sale events to raise funds to support an    elementary school in Mexico.

Authored "A Model of Scholarly Crossroads: A Case Study of Hopi Homol'ovi," which won the Thomas

H. Naylor Scholarship Paper Competition and was published in The Artifact, the El Paso Archaeology Society Journal

NMSU Crimson Scholar

Member, Southwestern Archivist Association

Member, Lamda Alpha (Anthropological Honors Society)