I care about the mission and people. It is that simple. I care about helping nonprofits be able to deliver on their missions, whether that means working to save the environment, help homeless children, or bring art to the community. And I am uniquely positioned to be able to help!
I have twenty years of experience in fundraising and sales, and am the President of Phil-Com, a training and consulting company for nonprofits and small businesses.
I hold a Master of Science in Management (MSM) with a concentration in Non-Profit Leadership, a graduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning (CTL), and am a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). In 2010 I was certified in Disaster Public Relations and In-Kind Donations with the American Red Cross. I served seven years on the Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Southwest Florida Chapter and am in mentoring in the chapter's mentoring program.
I have worked on leadership teams for organizations with budgets from $1 million to $15 million, in fundraising, public relations, and volunteer recruitment since 2006. I have experience in annual campaigns, grant writing, capital campaigns, strategic planning, development planning, board recruitment and training, prospect identification and screening, moves management, database RFPs and implementations, in-kind donations, event planning and management, volunteer recruitment and management, third-party fundraising, case statements, gift acceptance policies, naming opportunities, public relations, and marketing materials. I have in-depth experience with analyzing gift data and trends and using the resulting information to plan future activities.
I work to ensure that my activities are always in line with the organization's mission and fit within the strategic plan.
Prior to working in nonprofits I was a sales director for 10 years, helping to match companies with programs and services that improved their operational efficiency and improved market share.