United Way of Lake County
Director of Special Projects
February 2013 — Present
As Director of Special Projects I am responsible for event planning, assisting in the creative process, resource development, new relationships, technical writing and training.
Development, planning, budgeting and implementation of organization wide special events.
Special focus on fundraising for the divisions of professionals, including the areas doctors, dentists and attorneys.
Graphics, design layout, photography, assisting the Director of Marketing with developing collateral materials to be distributed county-wide.
Research and identify format, design and vendor to replace outdated website. Creation and implementation of new website including overseeing the design process, content creation and layout with use of proprietary content management system.
Creation of Women’s Leadership Council board and activities, to include recruitment, planning of annual fundraiser and quarterly speaker’s bureau luncheon for women in leadership positions in Lake County and surrounding areas.
Increased annual fundraiser sponsorship, attendance and funds raised by 500 and 300 percent over previous year, respectively.
Budgeting for the year and for specific events, to include securing sponsorships and grants from area companies and corporations.
Community involvement and networking to develop new relationships for development of volunteers and fundraising campaign.
Research and implementation of new online donation system to include the training process internally and to external donors.
Social media content management for Facebook to keep donors apprised of our events and outcomes and to stay involved with other organizations in the community.
Creating new social media strategy and tactics for upcoming campaign year.
Researching new social media methods and website redesign.