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Professional Summary

Experienced Nonprofit Administrator with expertise in start-up nonprofits and managing nonprofit and faith-based organizations.

Qualifications include:
* Strategic Planning
* Public Relations
* Marketing and Communications
* Fundraising
* Training

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Columbia Bands of Columbia, MD
03/2010 – 07/2011
Facebook Fanpage Administrator

Marketing and Communications
* Created Facebook Fanpage for the Columbia Bands
* Updated fanpage with concert videos and pictures, related articles and links
* Monitored fanpage to ensure content was appropriate
* Used “events” app to advertise concerts
* Fanpage grew to 190 fans. Concert Band attendance increased from 65% related to band members  to 80% unrelated to band members

Ames-Sudbrook United Methodist Church – Pikesville, MD
07/2003 – 12/2009
Administrative Officer/Pastor

Strategic Development
* Led team in the development of a strategic plan to revitalize a declining congregation
* Researched history of congregation and determined what characteristics were present when congregation was thriving
* Surveyed community members and leaders to determine critical needs
* Analyzed biblical passages related to vision and mission by using data gathered during research
* Produced strategic plan
* Implemented strategic plan which resulted in a 10% increase in growth of the congregation and the formation of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Public Relations
* Branded church with new logo and slogan
* Created church website using Microsoft Publisher
* Redesigned all communications (newsletter, stationary, reports, etc) to ensure consistency with brand
* Planned promotional events such as a community worship service, block party, and health fair
* Increased visibility of the church in the community

Fundraising – Faith-Based NPO
* Formed partnerships with businesses, churches, synagogues, and healthcare providers to provide resources for needy families
* Communicated with donors and supporters through internet and newsletter
* Secured donations to support the following programs
– Distribution of a week’s worth of food to 200 needy families per month, (Value: $135/family, $27,000/month)
– Distribution of Thanksgiving and Christmas turkey dinners to 200 needy families, (Value: $90/family, $18,000 total)
– Distribution of Christmas gifts to 50 children 18 years and under (Value: $10/child, $500 total)
– Monthly community dinner for 75 people Value:$10/person, $750/month)

 

Program/Staff Management
* Recruited volunteers for various work areas
* Arranged training for new volunteers
* Interviewed and hired staff
* Evaluated staff and volunteers to ensure programs were of good quality
* Developed annual budgets with finance committee
* Administered annual budgets

 

Mt Zion United Methodist Church – Martinsburg, WV
07/2002 – 06/2003
Administrative Officer/Pastor

Community Outreach
* Organized Martinsburg Ministerial Association Good Friday Pilgrimage
* Secured Speakers for each of the Stations of the Cross
* Prepared program bulletin
* Submitted information to local paper
* Created advertising to be distributed among churches of the association
* Facilitated pilgrimage by serving as guide and timekeeper

Human Resources Management
* Researched sample job descriptions for church custodian and musician
* Reviewed and rewrote job descriptions for custodian and musician
* Reviewed and rewrote contracts
* Clarified expectations of church for custodian and musician
* Reduced tensions between staff and church

EDUCATION
M. Div.                           Theology            Wesley Theological Seminary  1998
BA                                    English               Rutgers University                    1979

Computer Skills: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, Outlook Email, Access, Excel, Internet proficiency, social media proficiency, Google Docs


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