Chief Operations Officer
Hack the Hood
- On the original team, winning the program's first major grant from the highly-competitive Oakland Fund for Children and Youth
- Conceptualized and lead the social media campaign that won the 2014 Google Bay Area Impact Challenge
- On the executive leadership team that drives strategic, programmatic, and operational aspects of an upstart non profit that trains low-income youth in tech by employing them as web development consultants for small mom & pop stores in their community.
- Going from pilot to regional implementation in 30 months.
- Driving the push towards implementing a research and pilot of the "flipped classroom" model within a youth job training context.
September 2007 - July 2009 and April 2012 - present ~ San Francisco Bay Area, CA
- Offered a wide range of non-profit fundraising and development, communications, strategic planning, program development, operations and infrastructure services for a number of small non-profit clients.
Lao Family Community Development, Inc.
Communications and Fund Development Director
- Wrote successful government, corporate and foundation grant proposals for financial and homeownership education, VITA, workforce development, youth, and health and human services programs. Largest successful grant amount: $750,000. Helped organization grow its budget by almost 50% in two years.
- Rebranded agency and produced unified visual identity across print, email, and web
- Brought the organization up to date on development systems and communication infrastructure, including launching and administering new Salesforce Database; Brand new website with multi-media and online donation capabilities; Rolled out Google Apps for organization of 40 individuals; Developed and implemented the agency's first intranet; Introduced project managment sites to keep group projects on track.
- Coordinated 30th Anniversary Festival, attended by 2,000 people
Asian Community Development Corporation
Director of Communications and Development
March 2005 – September 2007 ~ Chinatown Neighborhood of Boston, MA
- Coordinated annual Comedy Night and Golf Tournament fundraising events which grew by 500% and 1000% in profit respectively between 2005 and 2007.
- Created new systems and infrastructure to better plan and implement Development and Communication activities, including strategic fundraising plan, contact database, HTML email systems, grant tracking systems, and training materials
- Wrote or co-wrote grants resulting in over $450,000 in funding
- Developed all communication materials, including brochures, newsletters, web material, annual reports, press releases, and annual appeals
Berwick Research Institute, Inc. (alternative arts organization)
September 2002 - April 2006 ~ Boston, MA
- Conceptualized, planned and coordinated fundraising events, including Revolving Dinner Party and the “Panoply” variety show
- Wrote and distributed press releases
- Wrote five-year strategic fundraising plan
- Researched foundations and wrote grant proposals
- Created and monitored organizational and program budgets
- Built and maintained donor and foundation prospect databases
- Recruited Board Members, Curatorial panelists, volunteers and interns
Foundation Relations Officer
September 2004 – March 2005 ~ Boston, MA
- Identified and researched potential institutional donors
- Researched funding prospects and wrote grant proposals
- Build and maintained foundation database
- Founder, soupstone.org, January 2009 - Present ~ Oakland, CA
- Development Intern, Creative Time, Inc., May 2004 – June 2004 ~ New York, NY
- Board Development Intern, The Theater Offensive, Inc., January 2004 – April 2004 ~ Cambridge, MA
- Gallery Manager, Samuell Day Gallery, March 2001– September 2001 ~ Cummaquid, MA
- Curatorial Assistant/ Director of Education, Hibel Museum of Art, June 2000 – March 2001 ~ Hyannis, MA
- Administrative Intern, Galleria Sin Fronteras, January 2000 – May 2000 ~ Austin, TX
- Assistant Director of Summer Camp, Art Museum of South Texas, May 1999 – August 1999 ~ Corpus Christi, TX
- Assistant Art Teacher, Summer Camp, Art Museum of South Texas, Summer sessions 1997 - 1999 ~ Corpus Christi, TX
Board Member, U.S./Japan Cultural Trade Network, December 2008 - present
Coursework included Urban Planning, Financial Management for Non-Profits, Fundraising and Development, Advanced Management and Consulting, Legal Issues, and Marketing
Minored in Spanish, Graduated with honors
- Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Publisher
- Knowledge of and comfort with cloud applications such as Salesforce, Google Apps, Squarespace, etc.
- Basic Graphic Design and layout skills and knowledge of html
- Excellent writing, speaking, and editing abilities
- Accounting, Budgeting, Reporting and Financial Management
- Fair-to-Fluent reading, written, and verbal Spanish language skills
- Viewing and making art, cooking, hiking, scuba/snorkling, movies