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Matisse Geenty

Matisse Geenty

Associate Director

Fix Creative

Alameda County, CA

Effective and creative arts professional with a passion for creating programs and artistic futures that inspire and engage artists and audiences alike. Dedicated to the hustle.

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Fix Creative

Associate Director

Fix Creative is a California-based nonprofit arts consultancy focused on bringing creativity to life. By providing tactical, targeted assistance in project management, planning, fund development, proposal writing, and/or marketing, we act as a catalyst, bringing projects from conception to reality- in the performing, media, and visual arts.

wild Up

Managing Director

wild Up is a modern music collective - a group of 25 Los Angeles-based touring musicians committed to creating visceral, thought-provoking happenings.

Music in the Mountains

Program Coordinator

Implemented pre-professional education program working to educate gifted musicians in the skills, tools, and experiences needed to succeed.

Directed program participants in outreach events bringing free shows to non-traditional venues.

Recruited new audiences through community outreach.

Coordinated mentorship sessions to teach entrepreneurial skills to program participants.

New Amsterdam Presents

Development Intern

Wrote and assembled operational grant for 2015-2016.

Assisted in writing and designing the organization’s first Board of Directors manual, in use Fall 2014.

Created new budget framework for clear articulation between for-profit and non-profit income and easy reconciliation to funders.

Music in the Mountains

Business Development (Intern)

Implemented new patron outreach program that resulted in increased audience and donor participation

Assisted marketing team with outreach and concert promotion.

Coordinated social media and email marketing platforms through the summer festival to increase audience engagement and drive ticket sales, helping achieve 35% increase in series attendance.

American Youth Symphony

Development Officer

Manage donor portfolio of 250+ members, accounting for $80,000 in individual donations.

Research, write, and submit grant proposals for corporate, government, and foundation proposals.

Coordinate 15 fundraising events a season.

Delivered 115% of financial goal for 2016 gala.

Support senior staff in individual prospect research, meeting organization, and tactical approach.

Oakland Symphony

Producer – Mixtape

Mixtape is a new experimental, boundary-pushing, musical series created by the Oakland Symphony to diversify their product offering and connect to new audiences. The four-concert series combines classical music with other genres of music and art, and is presented in smaller, intimate venues.

UCSB Annual Fund

Fundraiser

Raised $40,000 in one fiscal year to support free student resource programs.

Consistently ranked in top five highest grossing student fundraisers.

Assisted in management of UCSB Senior Class Gift Fund and organized on-campus philanthropic events.

Recruited new members to the UCSB Annual Fundraiser team.

The Sierra Mentoring Partnership

Administrative Assistant

Coordinated fundraiser development.

Managed incoming and outgoing phone calls and small-scale financial matters.

Managed computer database input.

Represented the organization through courteous interaction and scheduling with donors.

University of California, Santa Barbara

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Music

Nevada Union High School