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Launched a Fundraising Campaign
Fundraised for nonprofit
New Year-End, New Year-End Giving Campaign
Launched a marketing campaign
Communications strategy
Wrote a Blog Post
Worked with Wordpress
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Our year-end giving campaign at Ithaca Children's Garden has officially kicked off! My second ever nonprofit capital campaign, and the first I've been able to lead on the Communications side!

The annual appeal is crucial to our small organization as we are not funded by the City, and so a looooot of planning {and tears} goes into our giving campaign. We're lucky to have the community support that we do; community support is vital in helping us sustain this safe, courageous, and kindhearted green space which aims to honor children wholly as they are. It allows us to continue facilitating and expanding our contemporary educational programs such as After School @ ICG, Gaia Circle, and our play immersion preschool, Playful Nature Explorers. Gifts given to the Garden means that another child has access to the essential, meaningful experiences that nourish their relationships with nature; like tasting a sun ripened tomato plucked directly from the vine, and discovering tadpoles in the Rice Paddy Pond. 
Each contribution is an opportunity for every single one of us to be change-makers in critical and necessary work. ✊🏾 I'm honored to be on this team, trusted with such a big task. I'm also super exhausted, and it's just getting started!
Oh, yeah - you can make a gift to ICG too and help us unlock a $40,000 match by December 17th! This is the highest goal we've set in ICG's history!

{Image Description: Three young children sit on a wooden deck overlooking a pond. Two of them have their toes in the water, and they all seem to be enjoying themselves.}
Communications & Marketing Coordinator, Ithaca Children's Garden
Wrote a Blog Post
Fundraised for nonprofit
Worked with Wordpress
Wrote an article
Personal Development
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Published So You're Trying to Survive a Nonprofit Capital Campaign on my personal blog.

The earlier you ask a nonprofit about their year-end campaign to manage everyone’s expectations, the better. Ask when planning begins, and no matter what they tell you, scoff and suggest starting three months earlier. Deadass. If they say “January.” ask “Why not October of the year before?”. Work on two year end campaigns at once, you might as well. Ask how the Board is expected to participate, and if you’re a troublemaker {please be a troublemaker}; how they feel entitled to participate as a governing authority as well as {likely} donors who overestimate the power their money buys them. Ask how they support their employees during a time that is already chaotic without the addition of a critical fundraiser. If an answer feels like a red flag – it is.
Oct 02, 2021
Raised money for charity
Raised money for Penny Brohn by taking part in "Stomp", their 8-mile charity walk.
Identity & Access Control Lead, Rock Solid Knowledge
Sep 15, 2021
Fundraised for nonprofit
Strategized with advisors
Excited to announce that today, the Black Venture Capital Consortium and the Ford Foundation announced the closing of a $7.5 million fund, which will be led by students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the country.

https://medium.com/@bvcc_vc/black-venture-capital-consortium-and-the-ford-foundation-close-7-5-million-fund-led-by-students-2c56161b0988
May 06, 2017
Fundraised for nonprofit
Had a fantastic time participating in the 'Darkness into Light' sunrise walk in Pheonix park. The amazing charity, Pieta House, uses the funds to contribute towards suicide prevention.
Oct 06, 2018
Fundraised for nonprofit
Had a lovely day with the Viewfinder group participating in the annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk. It was a lovely day for a walk around Dublin city, and all for a good cause - the Springs of Hope Kenya Orphanage.

Though I didn't place, I am flattered to be featured in one of the 'Leader Honourable mentions' images by Pat Byrne (Viewfinder founder).
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