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A consummate professional with over ten years of event planning and fundraising experience within the political and nonprofit worlds, I have organized and executed meetings and events for groups as small as ten to over a thousand. Strengths and highlights include:
Excellent communication skills│Creativity│Self motivated│Organized│Public Relations│Fundraising│Public Speaking│Work well independently or in a team│Detail Oriented Administrative Support│MS Publisher│MS Excel│MS Word│Windows Programs│Internet Savvy │Professional
Assistant Director/Manager of Event Planning
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)
Assistant to the Executive Director May 2007 to Present
Lead or assistant in the planning and implementation of all meetings, conventions and luncheon events. Duties include but are not limited to preparation of agendas, assembling packages for Board meetings, site visits, including coordinating out-of-state travel for staff, board and special convention guests, working with hotel staff, determining menus, coordinating volunteers, acting as surrogate for ED when appropriate and necessary. Duties also include day to day management of ASALH office including supply ordering, equipment maintenance, payroll, scheduling, and other duties as assigned.
Jump @ the Sun Enterprises
September 2006 to Present
Owned and operated by R. Renita Lake, Jump @ the Sun Enterprises (J@S) is a company that provides logistic, administrative and event support and desktop publishing to area companies. Clients included ConklinScott in event support and coordination, Democratic Gain in administrative support, For Love of Children in fundraising and administrative support, as well as desktop publishing services to City Lights Public Charter School. A division of J@S, Baker’s Dozen, sells baked goods, “like grandma used to make”, to order to individuals and organizations.
Event Consultant September 2006 to October 2006
Provided logistical and administrative fundraising support for local fundraising event for Jim Marcinkowski, congressional candidate. Coordinated 2100 piece national mailing to solicit funds for candidate. Coordinated schedules with congressional offices to ensure congressional representation at event. Was responsible for securing location, price negotiations with vendors. Gathered biographical information for event guests, assisted in timeline coordination. Coordinated event volunteers.
City Lights public Charter School
Fundraising consultant February 2005 – June 2005
Development Associate July 2005 to September 2006
As a consultant, I carried out various duties related to raising funds for special education private school. Was hired as full-time staff at the start of the new fiscal year. Assisted in development of fundraising plan with a focus on cultivating corporate and business donors. Responsible for direct mail campaigns and stewardship for all gifts received. Developed, planned and coordinated all fundraising events. Created direct mail pieces. Assisted in planning of Prom and graduation ceremony for Class of 2005 including the creation of all collateral materials; invitations, tickets, programs and decorations. Created a newsletter for City Lights parents and other marketing and media materials for City Lights. Coordinated all site visits from general public and prospective funders. Coordinated media and created press releases. Performed administrative tasks as directed.
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Pa Victory ‘04
Co-Storefront Manager October 2004 to November 2004
Managed daily operations at the Democratic storefront in Philadelphia, PA. Supervised over 100 volunteers, tracked Democratic merchandise disbursements, and managed overall inventory. Acted as liaison between headquarters and storefront for all volunteer requests.
WV Victory ‘04
Field Organizer September 2004 to October 2004
Assisted in the planning and execution of grassroots efforts for the DNC coordinated campaign in Morgantown, WV. Managed volunteers for activities such as mailing, phone bank and canvass activities. Devised Election Day transportation plan and coordinated all meals and lodging for volunteers and staff in Morgantown. Was transferred to Philadelphia, PA after West Virginia efforts ceased.
For Love of Children (FLOC)
Development Associate October 2001 to August 2004
Responsible for generating media attention for FLOC events and achievements and assisting Assistant Director and the Director in coordination of special events. Assisted in the creation of marketing tools including website, newsletters, annual reports, videos and brochures. Assisted in implementation of strategic marketing plan. Implemented direct mail campaigns. Supervised the receipt and acknowledgement of in-kind and financial donations to FLOC. Coordinated major drives during the holiday season. Acted as liaison between development office and other offices of FLOC. Leadership and problem-solving skills resulted in a seat on disciplinary board.
American University (AU)
Assistant Director Annual and Parent Funds April 1999 to June 2001
Was responsible for creating literature and solicitation pieces to mail to greater AU parent community for fundraising and informative efforts. Organized “unity” events across the country and locally to increase the morale of parents of current AU students and to help parents feel more a part of the AU community. Position entailed database management. Position required travel. Supervised interns.
Fundraising Consultant March 1999 to April 1999
Acted as a fundraising consultant to Majority 2000, an effort by the DCCC to win back the Democratic majority in Congress. Helped to plan, organize, fundraise, and coordinate a major fundraising initiative for the Democratic Congressional and Senatorial Campaign Committees with Congressman John Dingell and staff.
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)
Finance Assistant June 1997 to December 1997
Deputy Midwest Finance Director January 1998 to December 1998
Organized and implemented major fundraising events for the Midwest Congressional delegation, primarily Ohio, Minnesota, and Illinois. Was primary liaison for events in Ohio and Washington, DC area. Worked with congress members and staffs daily. Contacted donors to solicit contributions and answer questions. Worked with printing house to design save the date cards and four part invitations for all events. Ushered in innovation and creativity into process across the Committee. Traveled to events to troubleshoot, coordinate registration, logistics, guests of honor, local congressional staff and volunteers.
Democratic National Committee (DNC)
Staff Assistant January 1997 to March 1997
Performed daily clerical and administrative duties for the Office of the Vice President Liaison. Duties included record management, data entry, answering telephone and general office maintenance. Served as a member to the Outreach to Young Americans Committee, a group formed by staff of the DNC.
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McKinney & McDowell Associates
Media Tracking Coordinator November 1995 to December 1997
Maintained and managed large central client clip file for all print, audio and video clips. Monitored and analyzed coverage of all media. Handled all research requests. Utilized database and Internet for locating news items. Assisted office manager with invoicing, office cash, purchasing, and operation and maintenance of general office equipment. Supervised interns.
The College of Wooster
Administrative Intern, The Office of Black Student Affairs August 1994 to June 1995
Identified educational, social, cultural and political needs of black students. Conducted workshops and worked closely with other student affairs departments to foster community building activities. Planned Black-Leader-in-Residence program, award ceremonies, and other programs within budgetary guidelines. Prepared, edited and distributed office newsletter and other college publications. Supervised student staff.
The College of Wooster
Bachelor of Arts, English – 1994
Church of the Brethren Soup Kitchen
2002 – Current
Coordinate service of Christ Church Capitol Hill at the Church of the Brethren Soup Kitchen four times a year. Also volunteer to serve meals at additional times of year outside of work with Christ Church.
The Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History
Black History Month Luncheon Committee 2002 – 2007
Helped coordinate publicity for national convention. Sat on committee to organize and implement Black History Month Luncheon. Assisted in fundraising for ASALH. Designed and produced brochure for Black History Month Resource Kit 1996-1997. Primary design person for nationally distributed pamphlet to announce Black History Month Resource Kit. Sat on editorial board for the 1996-1997 Black History Month Kit.
Capitol Hill Group Ministry
Produced a media packet and materials for Capitol Hill Group Ministry.
*References furnished upon request*
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