DIRECTOR OF FUNDRAISING
An effective and results-driven individual seeking a position in a progressive company by utilizing my exceptional communication skills and highly organized approach to benefit the organization. Event Management October 2016 - Paws & Purrs
Was solely responsible for bringing together 5 very talented entrepreneurs form different fields for one cause. They included a renowned fashion designer from India, a well-established jewelry designer from Dallas, a highly talented & established artist from Dallas, a startup home goods business entrepreneur & a well know chef.
Requested these entrepreneurs to contribute 10% of their sales towards the cause.
To cut back on overheads on the venue, I did the event in a well appointed, large home of a close friend.
got friends to donate food & drinks for the event. I got friends to help volunteer & help run the show successfully. . I approached a local dog bakery to sponsor packaged treats & coupons towards the cause.
For people who didn’t want to buy, we got them to donate in cash or check towards the cause.
With the help & support of everyone, I raised $2900 towards the cause.
February 2014– Kingdom of Heaven, India
Promoted 3 women entrepreneurs from different fields (Fine arts, fashion designer & jewelry designer) to collaborated and display their talents in a show organized by me to benefit a charity close to my heart.
My request was to get 20% of their total sales plus personal donations from guests who didn’t buy goods.
Came up with a few ideas to save overheads. I requested a friend to sponsor her clubhouse as a venue, I requested a friend who runs a restaurant to sponsor the snacks & drinks.
Requested my close friends to volunteer in organizing the venue & show.
Managed to have a huge turn out by advertising on social media & close friends.
The total amount collected was about $2500. The amount was used to fund education, food & shelter to the inmates of the charitable organization.
March 2012 – Cultural Day Event at Brinker Elementary
I co-chaired the multi cultural event along with one other parent.
We had to come up with ideas to decorate the school in order to promote unity in diversity.
We had to approach vendors for different cultures to sponsor goodies for the children to get hands on experience with arts & crafts from different cultures.
We had to organize kids with varied cultural talents to practice & perform their talents at the end of the show.
March 2010 - Cultural Day event at Brinker Elementary
Chaired the Cultural Day event at Barksdale Elementary, Plano.
Co-ordinate with other volunteers in coming up with ideas to promote multi-cultural displays & events to help the kids understand various cultures through a fun & educational method.
Organized for volunteer performers from different cultures to come display their cultural dances or arts.
Approached various vendors from varied cultural backgrounds to donate a few trinkets or art supplies, unique to their culture.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate subject material to students of mixed abilities and backgrounds
Parent volunteer to tutor elementary students who need help in niche areas of development, mainly Math & Reading
Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with fellow professionals and parents.
Presenting product strategy and business results at sales meetings and key customer visits.
Writing competitor analysis reports.
Writing marketing requirement specifications.
Managing/coordinating with multiple groups at art exhibitions
Supporting the development of team member's skills through training
Resolution of customer crises related to delivery times or quality
Interacting with internal design team to ensure for timely product release and product conformance to requirements.
Coaching and mentoring
Leadership qualities and the ability to manage challenging behavior effectively
Mentoring elementary school level kids with learning difficulty in Math & Science
Organizing and supervising after-school activities including educational visits, sporting events and school productions.
Running free summer camps in debate, group discussions, cooking or crafts.
Volunteer as a PTA member for school events or parties.