CLIENT LIST:

Woodland Pattern Book Center  July 2017 – present.  Organize and manage solicitations for a $750,000 Capital Campaign to buy the current building and complete extensive renovations.

Milwaukee Wave of Kindness, Inc. / Milwaukee Urban Soccer Collaborative • June 2005 – December 2016.
Set up organizational structure, developed program goals, created an operational plan, and hired staff for this Milwaukee youth soccer outreach agency.  Raised $50,000 – $100,000 a year.  Continue in a limited role to manage fundraising efforts.

Milwaukee Public Museum • May 2012 – January 2013.  Managed the Foundation Giving Director and later the Corporate Giving Director positions until those positions were filled.  Wrote major gift proposals and annual fund solicitation letters.

Kids From Wisconsin  March – October 2013.  Served as the Development Director during a time of turmoil for this historic arts organization.  Initiated contacts with potential government, corporate, and foundation funders.  Created an annual fund drive and a method of soliciting audiences and building a mailing list.

Public Policy Forum • July 2011 – January 2012.  Created a year-long plan to celebrate the Forum’s 125th Anniversary including events, publications, and an endowment fundraising campaign.

Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra • July 2009 – December 2011.  Provided grant writing services on an occasional basis.  Managed the grant writing process for a major proposal to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation; $25,000 a year for three years was received from the GMF.

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra • November 2010 – April 2011.  Wrote several major grant proposals for foundations, corporations, and government institutions, including the comprehensive on-year Wisconsin Arts Board and National Endowment for the Arts proposals. MSO received a $25,000 grant from the NEA, and other proposals were funded at appropriate levels.

Next Act Theatre • March – September 2010.  Created a case statement, prospect list, gift table and campaign plan for a $950,000 campaign to build a new theatre.  Solicited the lead gift, $100,000. Continued to provide advice as the campaign proceeded; goal was met by the December 31, 2010 deadline.

Krause Consultants Ltd. • Senior Consultant, July 2005 – December 2009.  Provided fundraising plan development in the strategic planning process for various non-profit clients, such as the Pewaukee Yacht Club, Cathedral Center Homeless Shelter, and Milwaukee Artists’ Resource Network.

Association of Fundraising Professionals • Greater Milwaukee Chapter • April 2008 – March 2009.  Through research and discussion, created a set of recommendations for improving AFP’s service to both emerging and experienced members.

FBI National Academy Associates • January 2007 – December 2007.  Developed and implemented a $225,000 fundraising campaign to support the costs of hosting the FBINAA National Conference in Milwaukee July 2008.

American Academy of Nursing • July 2007.  Researched potential major funders for this national association working to make nurses more efficient and effective.

Camps for Kids • February 2006 – July 2007.  Brought structure to and increased fundraising results for resident camp scholarships for low income Milwaukee children. Strategized and laid the groundwork for a short, targeted $2 million campaign to endow this program.

Tamarack Community School • February 2003 – December 2003.  Wrote a case statement and grant proposals for this K-8 Milwaukee private school following the Waldorf educational method.

Bel Canto Chorus • September 2002 – April 2003.  Led the Board in developing a well-rounded annual fundraising plan.

Milwaukee Ballet Company • April 2002 – February 2003.  Analyzed strengths and weaknesses of development department staff and activities, and developed a fundraising plan during a time of institutional transition. Advised and assisted with ongoing transitional fundraising activities.

Village of Shorewood • January 2001 – May 2002.  Assessed strategies, support, and potential donors and volunteers in anticipation of a capital campaign.  Organized, directed, and managed the successful $1 million Campaign for the Shorewood Library and Village Center, raising $1,050,000.

Milwaukee Bar Association Foundation • October 2000 – April 2001.  Researched and developed a plan to focus the foundation’s impact in the community.

Walkers Point Center for the Arts • September 2000 – January 2001.  Developed a plan and annual calendar for diversifying funding sources.

Village of Whitefish Bay • July 2000 – March 2001.  Planned and organized a $2 million capital campaign for the Whitefish Bay Public Library.