Reverend Charles Albert Cunningham, BA, BA, MA


 
More than 25 years leadership/management in the nonprofit field, including 19 in the Christian faith-based nonprofit sector.
U.S. Army Veteran.
Extensive undergraduate education.
Graduate education is in Philanthropy and Development.

CEO/President/Co-Founder of Apostles to the Orphans, Inc.      Founded in 2012

Customer Order Research/Resolution, APAC/NCO Group, Inc.                               Nov 2010 - continued

Residential Psych Tech, Turnaround Ranch, Joplin, Missouri                               Dec 2006-April 2009

Executive Officer, The Salvation Army, Joplin, Missouri                        July 2004 – June 2006

As chief executive officer in Joplin, MO (metro-area population of 175,000), I was the director of several helping programs, including a family homeless shelter, soup kitchen, full service social services/welfare office, community center, youth program (social/educational/recreational/spiritual), two thrift stores, a warehouse, and a church.  I directed the work of 8 department directors, staff and thousands of volunteers.

As head of a nonprofit, development has always been a top priority.  My fundraising success included:

  • During two years, raised $3.4 million from all sources.
  • Nearly doubled the organization’s annual operating/income budget: from $800,000 to $1.5 million.
  • Conducted a major donors campaign, visiting all previous donors at the $1K or higher level.  The campaign was a huge success, including successfully soliciting four gifts totaling $270,000 from a single donor who had made only one previous donation.
  • Obtained a Salvation Army grant from Divisional and Territorial Headquarters which retired the local organization’s $786,000 debt.
  • Recruited over 18 thousand volunteers to staff annual fundraising, special event fundraising, and to assist in the organization’s many helping programs within two years.
Previous Salvation Army Officer Appointments
        Executive Officer - Canton, Illinois...............................................................July 1999 - June 2004
        Assistant Executive Officer - Cedar Rapids, Iowa..........................................July 1998 - June 1999
        Executive Officer - Ludington, Michigan.......................................................July 1995 - June 1998
        Assistant Executive Officer - Battle Creek Michigan.....................................June 1994 - June 1995

Previous Salvation Army Employee Position
        Assistant to the Officer/Fundraising Director - Eau Claire, Wisconsin.......March 1988 - Sept 1992


Education and Military Experience

Masters of Arts, Philanthropy and Development.........................................................................Graduated in 2011

      Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota                                                                  Winona, Minnesota

 

Bachelor of Arts, Pastoral Ministries and Biblical Exposition.........................................................Graduated in 2008

      Messenger College                                                                                              Joplin, Missouri


Salvation Army Officer Seminary/Trade ...................................................................................Graduated in 1994

      The Salvation Army College for Officer's Training                                                   Chicago, Illinois

     


      U.S. Army National Guard............................................................................................................1984-1991

 

      U.S. Army..................................................................................................................................1979-1981

DESIRED CAREER INVOLVEMENT

       Anyone who knows "Human Needs" focused nonprofits realizes that many of these organizations have their executive officers taking a very broad approach to their duties; often requiring all their leaders to be ready and do every function of the organization. Although I enjoyed the multitasking requirements of the organization and experienced great success in many areas, had I been able to focus my energies on fewer areas, those key areas of success may have been far more phenomenal.

In the future I want to focus primarily on managing fundraising teams and fundraising. I would like the opportunity to see mine and my team members efforts making a significant difference on a global scale through successfully financially supporting the highest deemed needs.  


       There are really four areas of special interest for me
                1) Higher Education Advancement/Development
                2) International Disaster Services Development
                3) Orphans (Fundraising Development that supports Orphan placement in loving families)
                4) Christian Faith-based Ministries Development
       
I wake up with a passion to meet the next donor with one or more of the above focuses.
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Yes I really do desire "to dwell in the house of the LORD forever and in the tents of the righteous." The LORD's house/tent has to pay enough to support my family equal to the median of experts in the nonprofit fundraising industry in the USA with my level of experience and education as "a laborer is worthy of his hire."

Charles Albert Cunningham

505 Karen DriveCarl JunctionMissouri  64834  (417) 317-2405 chuckcunningham1161@yahoo.com

 

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