Development/fundraising professional with record-setting results in annual giving, campaigns and events. Expertise in building relationships and growing resources with an emphasis on major gifts. Benefit planning and implementation representing diverse skill set including honoree stewardship, volunteer engagement, design supervision, auction donations, online auctions, journal content and recognition communications. Marketing and communications experience including website, e-marketing, annual fund
Development/fundraising professional with record-setting results in annual giving, campaigns and events. Expertise in building relationships and growing resources with an emphasis on major gifts. Benefit planning and implementation representing diverse skill set including honoree stewardship, volunteer engagement, design supervision, auction donations, online auctions, journal content and recognition communications. Marketing and communications experience including website, e-marketing, annual fund and campaign branding. Senior administrative team leadership experience includes membership on strategic planning, head search, re-accreditation and various board committees.
Co-Leader, "Your Annual Fund from A to Z," ISM's Summer Institute, July 12-15, 2015, Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, DE. www.isminc.com/workshops/your-annual-fund-from-a-to-z
Leader, "Writing Clinic: Marketing Your Annual Fund," ISM's Summer Institute, July 16-17, 2015, Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, DE. www.isminc.com/workshops/marketing-your-annual-fund
Member-Academic Teaching Faculty, ISM's Advancement Academy, July 27-31, 2015, Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg, VA. www.isminc.com/workshops/advancement-academy-2015
CASE-NAIS 2015: Session Presenter, "Find Your Story"
January 25-27, 2015, New Orleans, LA
The Episcopal Church Fundraising Symposium, October 16-17, New York City:
"The Heart of Your Story: How Relationships Inspire Success"
Named "Stellar Speaker," CASE-NAIS 2014: "How 23 Major Donors Gave $14.6M and Transformed a School."
Session co-presenter, CASE-NAIS 2014: "How 23 Major Donors Gave $14.6M and Transformed a School," January 12, 2014, Orlando, FL. www.case.org/CASENAIS14.html
Specialties: Relationship building, fundraising, major gifts, branding and identity, case statements, benefit auctions, contract negotiation, event planning, volunteer engagement and stewardship, editorial content, grants, online auctions.
Director of Advancement @ A leader in progressive education since 1921, LREI teaches children to be independent thinkers who work together to solve complex problems. Students graduate from our diverse community as active participants in our democratic society, with the creativity, integrity, and courage to bring meaningful change to the world. From July 2014 to Present (1 year 6 months) Adjunct Advancement Consultant, Workshop Leader and Faculty @ Adjunct advancement consultant, workshop leader and member of teaching faculty in ISM's Summer Institute and Advancement Academy.
International Advancement Certification - Leadership Level. From June 2008 to Present (7 years 7 months) Director of Development @ As traditional careers evolve or disappear entirely and new careers emerge, lifelong learning requires critical thinking, creativity, communication, adaptability and collaboration. Seacrest has intuitively known this for thirty years, educating students to practice making thoughtful right choices, to discover their passions, to spark motivation and to nurture relationships, all the while stretching academically in preparation for college. It’s what the world needs, and it is a singularly Seacrest education. From July 2013 to June 2014 (1 year) Director of Development @ Chief development officer at independent K-12 Quaker school for students with learning disabilities. Doubled the annual fund and tripled the number of six-figure campaign gifts. From August 2008 to June 2013 (4 years 11 months) Director of Development @ Churchill Changes Lives. Chief development officer responsible for raising $5million in annual giving over three years and $10million for endowment campaign in one year. From July 2005 to July 2008 (3 years 1 month) Actor @ From 1996 to 2005 (9 years) Media Assistant @ From 1997 to 2002 (5 years) Legislative Bill Drafting Attorney @ From September 1990 to August 1992 (2 years) Rules Drafter @ From December 1989 to August 1990 (9 months)
M.F.A., Acting @ American Conservatory Theater From 1992 to 1996 J.D., Law @ Suffolk University Law School From 1985 to 1988 B.A., Political Science @ College of the Holy Cross From 1981 to 1985 n/a, Pre-Law @ London School of Economics and Political Science From 1983 to 1983 n/a, Advanced Studies Program @ St. Paul's School From 1980 to 1980 Trinity High School L.J. Mitchell, IAP-L is skilled in: Fundraising, Event Planning, Grants, Non-profits, Public Speaking, Writing, Public Relations, Editing, Strategic Planning, Event Management, Press Releases, Team Building, Annual Reports, Nonprofits, System Administration
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