work that gets results
Community Arts and Music Education
Chicago Children's Choir
Worked with the Choir's recently recruited Executive Director, Board and Development team to create a multifaceted development plan for the Choir that raised its profile in Chicago's philanthropic community.
Result: The 2008 Benefit exceeded goal and raised over $600,000–a record. The Choir will meet its contributed revenue goals in fiscal 2009.
Merit School of Music
Mentored and advised recently promoted Director of Development. Conducted development staff audit, created capital campaign staffing templates and volunteer solicitation materials.
Result: The Director of Development restructured Merit's fundraising department, hired strong staff, and surpassed the campaign's goal.
Served as the organization's interim development staff during search for permanent staff. Created detailed development plan for the organizations. Created and staffed cultivation events, staffed Executive Director, drafted foundation proposal.
Result: Stabilized development operations during vacancy and established detailed development plan for the organization.