Nonprofit Projects

United Marriage Encounter- Current Involvement

  • Manage a donor recognition and cultivation
  • Lead efforts to increase the annual fund
  • Launch and lead planned giving efforts
  • Manage Social Media
  • Coordinate social media efforts with 10 different volunteer groups

Vinson H. Jetter Community Center- Current Involvement

    • Networked Executive Director to find parent agency until nonprofit status is secured

The Upper Room- Current Involvement

  • Advise Director on fundraising practices
  • Recruited funds during opening night

Clinton Convention & Visitors Bureau- Current Involvement

  • Board Chair
    • Developed new committee structure
    • Coordinated committee division of responsibilities and flow chart to successfully recruit tourism activities
  • Marketing Committee Chair
    • Develop marketing strategy

Okwumabua Progressive Group- Current Involvement

  • Serve on the Fundraising Committee
  • Developed comprehensive list of potential grants to fund strategic vision

Gateway Area Community Center

  • Wrote organization's preliminary bylaws
  • Recruited board members
  • Networked Executive Director with community funding agencies

Oregon Together

  • Served on steering committee
      • Organized planning meetings
      • Coordinated with the Illinois Institute of Rural Affairs
      • Promoted the meetings to the town’s citizens and stakeholders
  • Managed the logistics of 6 weekly meetings with 80 registered attendees
  • Served as Chair of the Outdoor Recreation Committee
  • Served on the Coordinating Council to foster collaboration between the six committees

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois

  • Created a volunteer management system for the One Tough Cookie Mud Run fundraiser
  • Developed a comprehensive list of civic clubs in the council, segmented each club according to giving history and council goals, implemented a plan for contacting, presenting and soliciting each club
  • Redesigned donation page to include a new fundraising programs and improve ease of donating
  • Designed, coordinated, implemented, and evaluated of the council’s annual giving campaigns including direct mail, on-line giving, and special events.

Stronghold Camp & Retreat Center

  • Completed break-even analysis to assess profitability of our kitchen services
  • Developed 18 month marketing plan, organization’s first marketing plan in eight years
  • Developed the program and secured funding for new camp program to benefit low income youth
  • Developed, organized and promoted organization’s 1st & 2nd annual 5k Cross Country Run to the Castle
  • Increased Facebook presence through social media campaigns that resulted in 154% increase in Facebook page likes and 414% increased average post view.
  • Implemented organization’s first email promotion strategy resulting in new business and donations
  • Conducted a survey of 82 clergy to assess Stronghold’s brand image
  • Managed and oversaw all advertising and promotions
  • Research customer history, identified target markets and promoted each Stronghold offering
  • Upon leaving this organization due to grant expiration, I completed a detailed one year marketing plan and suggestions for the following year if certain benchmarks are reached. I completed the following year’s email and social media content calendars and a document of attainable and advantageous strategic development ideas.

Genesis Garden

  • Earned a $12,000 grant from The Great Rivers Presbytery to deliver interfaith recreation
  • Coordinated and implemented two cultural entertainment events per month for 18-30 year olds
  • Recruited and managed 6-8 volunteers for each cultural entertainment event

Macomb Rotaract

  • President July 2014- March 2015
      • Doubled membership from six regular attendees to 12
      • Coordinated fundraisers for Kibera, the largest slum in Africa, donated a total of $1,040.02
  • Treasurer July 2013- July 2014
      • Maintain accurate fiscal records
      • Collaborated with administrative team to develop organizational strategy
  • Earthfest Coordinator
      • Created and implemented an Earth Day Celebration in 2013 and 2014
      • Managed over 30 volunteers
      • Oversaw the coordination of the music stage, Thrift Store Fashion Show, youth activities and tournaments

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