Non-Profit Management and Development Professional
As a professional in the nonprofit sector, my goal is to start my career as a self-employed non-profit consultant. As outlined below and in my resume, my current and past work experience and career accomplishments will lend seamlessly to being successful with various roles and tasks in non-profits and the business sector.
Perhaps the most significant experience is my present role as a Director of Development. When I joined the organization, fundraising endeavors were minimal as there was no staff to facilitate activities. Over the past three years, I have obtained over $2 million in grant funding, and a substantial amount was from new funders or funding streams. I also established a large signature event; this event created relationships with 200 plus sponsors and donors, hundreds of volunteers, and brought nearly $100,000 in donated advertising to the agency. While the organization has always had a solid reputation with existing donors and partner agencies, the organization was not well-known to the general public. Therefore, under my direction, a new marketing plan and branding strategy has been designed and continues to be implemented, allowing the organization’s good works to be shared with the masses.
As the Assistant Program Director at a developing girls’ emotional growth boarding school, I aided in the development of the school’s vital elements and applying for licensure at the state level. With minimal supervision and guidance, I created the level system program in which students would follow upon admission, as well as wrote policies and procedures that would allow the organization to function properly. Because I was involved in the development process, this allowed me to collaborate with local organizations, businesses, and government officials to ensure that the standards and guidelines for operation would be fulfilled.
Also, as a school social worker, I gained substantial experience in working with youth and families, as my primary responsibilities were to offer assistance with student concerns through individual sessions, group work, and classroom education. I carried a case load of 30 students who are seen on a weekly basis. Also, I facilitated well-known character education programs, such as Second Step and Owning Up, to every classroom at least once per month. One major accomplishment is the creation and execution of the character education campaign, “Follow My Lead,” which led to the “Word of the Month” and classroom instruction based from the word, a praise path, character awards, and several other pieces that were successful and well received.
Furthermore, my diverse, first-class education supplied me with a wealth of knowledge and skills to thrive in any workplace. My undergraduate studies at Southern Illinois University imparted a solid foundation in social work, including excellent communication abilities, research and analysis proficiency, and human behavior and tendencies. Likewise, University of Georgia catered to my interest in community work and non-profit organizations by providing expertise in management, development, creativity and innovation, and outreach. In addition to my work experience, I believe my education background would be an asset to any organization.