I spent four years as the Director of Development for the Philadelphia Student Union. Under my leadership, we increased individual giving from under $10,000 to an average of $35,000 a year. I lead the creation of a monthly giving program, a major donor program and an online fundraising system. I work under the premise that fundraising happens best when it is integrated into the work that is already happening.
For fundraising consulting I tend to work with small organizations (Under $2 Million Annual Budget) who don’t have an individual donor program or who have very basic individual donor programs. I work with organizations to create customized fundraising plans. I train, staff, board and participants in various fundraising techniques. You can read more about my fundraising work in my consulting CV.
Like many staff of small organizations I did a lot of work outside of my primary responsibility of fundraiser. I built our social media following and email list, lead youth leadership development activities and was the point person working with two firms to create a new website and database.
I also am available to do professional development and consulting for:
-Educators seeking to incorporate poetry and hip hop into their teaching
-Organizations and collectives looking for organizational development workshops or outside facilitation
-Organizations and companies looking to put on interactive events
-Organizations looking to start or deepen a youth leadership development program