Dynamic, results-oriented professional committed to the nonprofit sector.  Experienced in organizational and fiscal management and focused on developing effective, efficient and sustainable operations.  Proven track record of establishing and implementing creative solutions to complex problems. Outstanding ability to motivate others and effectively solve problems with a communicative, results-oriented approach.  Exceptional skills include communication, organizational, and leadership. 

Areas of expertise include the following:  Strategic Planning; Budgeting & Fiscal Management;Program Development & Management;Agency Education, Advocacy, & Public Relations; Research Data Collection, Analysis, & Reporting; Presentations & Public Speaking; Fundraising & Development; Grant Research, Writing, & Management; Government Funding & Corporate Sponsorships; Fundraising Event Planning & Annual Campaign
Central Arizona Shelter Services
Phoenix, AZ
April 2010 – Present
Director of Fund Development
Responsible for securing diverse sources of revenue and partnerships to support shelter and supportive services of Phoenix’s largest homeless provider ($9.2 million budget).  Work in partnership with CEO, Senior Leadership and Board to lead innovative strategic efforts in developing a continuum of care that provides housing solutions for individuals and families in shelter. Developed a strategic fundraising plan and incorporated strategies to attract diverse streams of funding for an organization that has relied on government funding as its sole source of funding for nearly three decades. Rebuilt a department that was without leadership for nearly a year and had only two staff members. Manage and trained development staff who oversee individual functions in the organization that include grant management, volunteer management, individual giving and communications. Trained cross-departments to increase customer service, manage public relations and overall assistance in ability to secure volunteer and donor support.

Crisis Nursery, Inc.
Phoenix, AZ
August 2006 – April 2010
Communications and Marketing Manager (July 2007 – Present)
Guided strategy and execution of marketing, internal communications and donor related initiatives to support fundraising and outreach efforts. Developed agency’s first comprehensive communications and marketing plan and branded the organization for consistency in image and messaging. Created web portal to transform previously archaic intranet into a dynamic website improving communication flow and brought online giving in-house through a customized gateway. Established social media plan and managed activities. Created a community-based fundraising campaign that raised over $500,000 and required individual/group collaborations for sponsorships, media opportunities and third-party special events

Grant Writer (August 2006 – July 2007)
Developed corporate, foundation and government grant proposals to support children’s shelter and family support services of a $6.2 million organization.

American Liver Foundation—MO Chapter
Saint Louis, MO
November 2004 – April 2006
Community Events Coordinator
Coordinated large-scale screening and vaccination events and presented liver disease education. Served as a founding member of the HIV/HCV Collaboration to combine efforts in stopping the spread of co-infection through educational events and development of support groups. Organized annual golf tournament that generated over $60,000 annually.

The Salvation Army—Midland DHQ
Saint Louis, MO
October 2002 – November 2004
Grant Writer
Secured government, corporate and foundation funding to support operations of the division and their five social service programs operating within the City of St. Louis ($20 million budget).

Jefferson County Community Partnership
Barnhart, MO
August 2000 – October 2002
Director of Planning and Development (September 2001 – October 2002)
Created a strategic fundraising plan focused on diversifying funding sources for an agency that historical relied on government funds. Supervised four full-time staff members and developed in-service trainings on concepts and practices in community organizing, facilitation, planning and budgeting.

Site Coordinator (August 2000 – September 2001)
Built and maintained relationships by forming two community-based groups to focus on improving health and well-being indicators in northwest Jefferson County, Missouri.
2000 – 2006 
Saint Louis University–Saint Louis, MO
Masters Social Work

1996 – 2000 
Creighton University–Omaha, NE
Bachelors Social Work

Phoenix Chamber of Commerce – Athena Award Young Professional Nominee (2012)
Board Member:  Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness (2012-Present)
Board Member:  Dress for Success Phoenix (2010)
Volunteer: Arizona Animal Welfare League (2009-2011)
Board Member of YNPN Phoenix (2009-Present)
ASU Lodestar Foundation’s Generation Next Program (2008-09)