Work Experience

 

Main Street Alliance, National Director of Social Enterprise Development

Small Business Advocacy Nonprofit                                                                    

 

• Researched, tested, and designed products and services using Human Centered Design framework

• Conducted quantitate and qualitative research via focus groups, surveys, and one-on-one interviews

• Managed research and data collection to determine end user values and challenges

• Synthesized data from prototypes to inform the next iterative concepts and ideas

• Developed and tested multiple products and services with both customers and end users

• In four months, developed, tested, and brought to market a product for Main Street Alliance

 

Mobilize.org and Mobilizer Academy Incubator, Executive Director

Social Entrepreneurship / Civic Innovation Incubator                                         

 

• Director of the Mobilizer Academy Incubator investing $100,000 in 25 social innovation projects 

• Increased incubator participation by 25% by leveraging partnerships and using social media

• Redesigned the curriculum for the Mobilizer Academy incubator program increasing retention 44%

• Cut overhead costs 30% in one year while added efficiency

Built Excel-based expense and revenue forecasting models adopted by entire staff

• Successfully scaled incubator program to Philadelphia and Washington, DC in one year 

• Directed 5 DC-based staff and 2 remote staff based in Philadelphia and Detroit 

• Raised funds from private and corporate foundations 

Directed design, launch, and employee adoption of new site in four months saving 80%

 

New Avenues for Youth / Ben & Jerry's, Social Enterprise Consultant

Social Enterprise                                                                                          

 

• With Ben & Jerry’s, created job skills training program for homeless youth via micro-businesses

• Developed and tested new sales and market entry strategy using HCD 

• ​Conducted food industry market data, landscape analysis, to inform MVP concept development • Compared and tracked sales data and impact on youth from two live tests in the market

• Designed new sales strategy by identifying new customer base, exceeding revenue goals 50% 

• Advising on marketing strategies to increase revenue and grow social enterprise business 

 

The Bus Project, Development Director

Civic Engagement Political Nonprofit                                                          

 

• Created and executed comprehensive strategic fundraising plan that increased revenue 6%

• Revamped and streamlined monthly membership fundraising program based on survey and focus group feedback resulting in raising $55,000/year with over 400 donors. 

• Motivated and inspired two staff creating a culture of co-ownership and collaboration 

 

Oregon League of Conservation Voters, Deputy Development Director        

Environmental Political Nonprofit                                                                                         

 

• Coordinated 15 major donor membership special events for major donors giving $2,500+

• Spearheaded corporate sponsorship efforts and logistics for annual gala of 1,000 people

• Raised over $40,000 in corporate sponsorships quadrupling income from the previous year

• Managed $100,000 direct mail fundraising campaign with over 1,000 donors

• Managed CRM database, created PowerPoint decks for fundraising pitches

 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Campaign Manager              

Nonprofit                                                                                                                                 

 

• Managed $1.5 million campaign including creation of annual budget and strategic plan

• Selected to spearhead and implement a new quarter million dollar fundraising department 

• Doubled the new campaign department's fundraising budget to over $500,000 in one year

• Designed marketing strategies increasing corporate sponsorships and expanded donors 19%

 

Bradbury for United States Senate, Senior Fundraiser & Event Manager 

Political Campaign                                                                                      

 

• Managed major gifts, special events, and 30 individual donors

• Co-directed fundraisers with President Bill Clinton and other notable politicians

 

Stein for Governor, Fundraiser & Event Director

Political Campaign                                                                                                 

 

• Directed all aspects of the special events department from concept design through execution

• Personally identified and cultivated an individual gift of $100,000 

• Raised over $145,000 through major gifts, special events and managing 25 high-profile donors

• Key staff member of a cohesive team which raised $1.3M – a state record

Speaker

 

Net Impact Conference

State Department’s Access Program

George Washington University

ReVV Conference

WVDO Conference

Council on Foundations Conference

Shift Series Conference

UX Skills

 

Wireframe: Sketch, Axure

Adobe: InDesign, Illustrator

 

2010 - present

2010 - present

Résumé

Board Positions

 

Andrew Goodman Foundation

Co-Chair, Millennial Advisory Board 

(Past)

 

Net Impact Portland    

Co-President and Membership Chair

(Past)

 

Oregon Environmental Council 

Chair, Emerging Leaders Board

(Past)

 

Bridge, NYU Wagner Social Entrepreneurship Association

President 

(Past)

 

 

Recognition

 

NYU President's Service Award

For the Innovation to Impact Conference

 

Best In Class Manager: 2007

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

 

1st in Retention: 2007

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

 

Highest Revenue Increase: 2007

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

 

2nd in Gross Fundraising: 2007

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society