I’ve spent my career working with small, agile, creative nonprofit organizations and artists, and know first hand the difficulty of being the fundraiser, the marketing manager, the office manager, and oh, can you run that immensely important gala too please?
Most small to mid-sized nonprofit organizations don’t have the capacity to hire full time event staff, community engagement personnel, or are going through a staff transition and need coverage at one point or another, but all organizations seek to share their mission, their work and their successes. Artists need the time and space to make their art. This is where I come in.
Today, I live in New York City and spend the majority of my daytime hours managing national field education programs, creative economy initiatives, and by providing thought leadership about the intersection of arts and business relationships for the Private Sector Initiatives team at Americans for the Arts. Before, I spent over four years working with Business for Culture & the Arts (BCA) in Portland, Oregon delivering programs that engaged employees from BCA’s 200+ business members, streamlining the office, managing all marketing and communications strategies and retaining and cultivating corporate and community partnerships. My work at BCA combined online and print marketing, corporate membership and sponsorship stewardship, and a heavy dose of event management.
Prior to BCA, I worked at Lewis & Clark College as a Conferences & Events Specialist, coordinating use of college facilities, managing contracted venue rentals and ensuring college spaces were used to their fullest potential. Additionally, I worked as the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator for Zimbabwe Artists Project (ZAP) to promote and expand ZAP’s activities in the community.