The Cherry Fund

Position: VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR (2002-2004)
Position: BOARD CHAIRMAN (2005-2011)
Position: PARTNERSHIP CHAIR (2014-2017)
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The Cherry Fund  / CHERRY DC
Event Flyers:2005 / 2006 / 2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011

CHERRY 2The Cherry Fund, established in 1996, and located in Washington, DC, is a not-for-profit independent, all-volunteer organization that serves as a spark to ignite the dance music community for a greater good. The Cherry Fund actively raises funds to support the HIV/AIDS service and prevention community via charity dance events. Over the years, CHERRY has collaborated with the biggest, most progressive names in dance music, to host some of the largest parties in the mid-Atlantic.

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Position: PARTNERSHIP CHAIR (2014-2017)
* Created partnerships to increase attendance, ticket sales, and participation (volunteers) * Created partnerships to increase reach in multiple media markets
* Created partnerships for various purposes including events and cultural programs
* Created partnerships for both Non-Profits Organizations and For Profit Businesses

Position: BOARD CHAIRMAN (2005-2011)
* Develop organizational goals and objectives consistent with the mission
* Oversee all programs and activities to ensure that program objectives are met
* Develop recommend, and monitor annual and other budgets
* Submit monthly financial statements to the Board of Directors
* Prepare and submit grant applications and funding proposals as appropriate
* Provide for adequate supervision and evaluation of all staff and volunteers
* Serve as chief liaison with press and media outlets

Position: VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR (2002-2004)
* Developed volunteer recruitment and retention plans
* Identified and implemented new methods to attract more volunteers
* Coordinated and run volunteer orientation meetings
* Created and manage complete volunteer schedule
* Motivated and evaluated the performance of volunteers for all events
* Plan and execute annual volunteer recognition events

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Organizational
* Website: Reformatted Talent Profiles to increase web traffic
* Website: Reformatted Media Section to increase web traffic
* Partners: Expanded partnership program to increase ticket sales in key markets
* Campaigns: Created first “Testing for Tickets” Campaign to promote more HIV Testing
* Campaigns: Created The Cherry Fund’s first Safe Sex / Mental Health Social Media
* Campaign to increase HIV/AIDS Testing as well as promoted Mental Health Resources