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Caroline Mah

Caroline Mah

National Outreach Manager

Smithsonian Institution

Washington D.C. Metro Area, us

Bridge builder between stakeholders, programs and operations, resulting in resource maximization and organizational expansion. Outcomes include mobilization of national partnerships, philanthropic donations and cost savings initiatives. Delivered comprehensive external affairs, development, project planning, and communicati...

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Smithsonian Institution

National Outreach Manager

Partnership Development & Outreach
- Manage a portfolio of nearly 50 partner relationships with $75million budget by identifying opportunities for mutually beneficial collaboration, including program support, sponsorship, employee engagement, and promotional activities.
-Broaden access to collections, educational, and programmatic resources for affiliate programs nationwide.
---Build and nurture relationships with national cultural institutions and universities through outreach activities; planning and organization of the Annual Smithsonian Affiliations Conference.
-- Launched a formal online community of practice and professional exchange board, in partnership with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (SAO) and 40 affiliate partners nationwide.
-- Raised SA profile through fostering museum professional engagement (invited to present at regional and national conferences) and established peer-to-peer interest groups.

Leadership
--Successfully completed The Getty Leadership Institute's NextGen Leadership Program.
-- Successfully completed a 12 month highly competitive Smithsonian Emerging Leadership Development Program.

Marketing & Public Relations
-- Orchestrated over 150 public launches, press events representing the Smithsonian with national media, members of Congress, local government officials and non-profit leaders.

Fundraising
--Served a four month detail at the National Zoological Park in the Office of Advancement to strategize, plan, and execute an $80 million capital campaign.
-- Partnered and leverage Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory scientific talent to acquire $850,000 funding pool from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation targeting over 1.5 million institutional visitors across the nation impacting underserved and underrepresented youth.
-- Co-designed SA's first fundraising strategy--organized and presented two fundraising event for 50 Korean business leaders and 5000 institutional members.

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