I started Small Shop Fundraising in 2020 after being inspired by the work of small shop nonprofit professionals. I am excited to help small shop fundraisers make the most out of their limited time and resources and ensure that anyone can grow their programs and raise more money. I currently serve as Executive Director for a healthcare organization in Eastern Washington. I am extremely passionate about philanthropy, and I started my development and fundraising career in 2013.
I am excited to help nonprofit organizations develop fundraising strategies (annual giving, major giving, planned giving, etc.). I have worked extensively on marketing communications, grassroots campaign design, and community outreach initiatives. My work has been instrumental in 6-figure fundraising gains, endowment growth, improved volunteer retention, and successful media coverage.
I have my Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Montana with a specialty in Nonprofit Management. I earned my Certified Fund Raising Executive Certificate (CFRE) in 2018 to show just how much I understand the unique facets of the fundraising world. My husband and I live in Eastern Washington where we enjoy hiking, eating at local restaurants, and playing with our French Bulldog, Oakley.
Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE): internationally recognized certification in the fundraising field. The CFRE certification brings confidence, ethics, and professionalism to the fundraising profession worldwide.
Outstanding Young Philanthropist Award (2016), Montana Nonprofit Association
Young Professional of the Year (2020), Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business
39 under 39 (2019), Yakima Herald
Women Helping Women Fund Tri-Cities: Executive Board Member
Prosser Memorial Health Foundation: Board Member
Prosser Rotary: Member at Large, Board Member
Columbia Basin Nonprofit Association, Executive Board Member
Historic Downtown Prosser Association: Board Member
CAREER & EDUCATION
Executive Director, Heartlinks
Originally hired at Heartlinks Hospice & Palliative Care as the development director in 2016 and was promoted to executive director in 2018. In this role, I have been responsible for the comprehensive strategy and planning for the organization. I execute all fundraising efforts including major giving, annual giving, events-based giving, capital campaign management, and corporate philanthropy. In addition, I work closely with the Heartlinks board of directors to implement plans and directly manages day-to-day operations.
Development, MCS Foundation
Provided support to the executive director and served as the first line of communication for all donors; oversaw the planning, implementation, and logistics of all special events; created all marketing and recruitment materials for distribution at events; helped direct the operations of the annual giving program, class-based reunion giving program, recurring gift program, social media giving program, endowment giving program, and a significant online giving program.
Volunteer Coordinator, City of Missoula
Provided constituents with information about services, rules and regulations, and other general activities; recruited, scheduled, and communicated with volunteer groups and individuals from across the community; managed, facilitated and documented all meeting activities.
Master of Public Administration – Nonprofit Management, University of Montana
Bachelor of Arts – Political Science, Nonprofit Specialization, University of Montana
Fundraising for Small Nonprofits, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy