Through community outreach and public speaking, I bring your organization’s brand to life and create the critical engagement with your unique value propositions and your services that draws financial support and volunteers.
I develop and manage volunteer and donor programs that support your organization vibrantly and sustainably.
Forever Fund Giving Video
‘We are Coldwater’ multi-cultural events
A Month of Cross-Cultural Programming at Tibbits
Year-End Chamber Ad
Cultural Awareness for the youngest students
BCCF sponsored and coordinated many cultural events
Knight leaving Branch County Community Foundation
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT & BUDGETING
Finances and infrastructure matter. I have extensive experience with financial oversight (budgets of $250,000 to $7 million), resource management, grant and vendor proposal analysis, software integration, and website management. I have implemented “lean thinking” throughout the organizations that resulted in increased team efficiency, cost savings, and revenue growth.
Leveraging my extensive executive leadership experience, I analyze strategies and develop effective, efficient, profitable systems for your organization. Through an integrated and results-focused approach, I improve processes and optimize office operations and program delivery systems; attract and retain the best collaborative team members; and ensure that the structures and relationships among people, processes, and programs are in place to drive your mission-focused profit and facilitate your organization’s success.
I am passionate about helping organizations and the people within them be the very best they can be. My ability to see the big picture, combined with my extensive knowledge, expertise, and problem-solving skills, enables me to develop what is needed for your organization to thrive.
I cultivate a team’s dedication to your organization and a commitment to fulfill your mission, goals, and objectives. This shared commitment and the resulting achievements fuel professional satisfaction and loyalty to your organization.
I evaluate and identify each individual team member’s assets to enable maximum talent development. Enhancing the skills and potential of current team members yields exponential benefits for your organization.
Conflict wastes time. My ability to solve problems and establish harmony eliminates that deficit.
PROJECT & PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
I have deep knowledge and experience with diverse programs, not just managing but continuously improving how programs support customers and run efficiently so your organization saves time and money.
● Grantmaking & Scholarship Programs (Branch County Community Foundation)
● Community Literacy Tutoring Program (Branch County Literacy Council)
● Multi-Course Business Practicum Lab (Argubright Business College)
Scholarship Application Project (Duration: 18 months)
Transitioned the application process from paper to online and then used data applicants entered to sort for initial eligibility. Worked with staff to map the application process. Developed project parameters, negotiated R&D costs, and oversaw implementation with SaaS vendor.
Community Project Funds
Developed parameters for "back office" administrative work for local groups.
501(c)(3) Application Project (project duration 4 months)
Membership Dues Processing Project (project duration 12 months)
Tennis Courts Renovation Fundraising Project (project duration 9 months)
WRITING & COMMUNICATIONS
I have extensive experience in all types of writing (expository, descriptive, narrative, and persuasive):
SOCIAL MEDIA GRAPHICS
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