The DC Center

Position: PROGRAM FUNDRAISER (Center Arts)
Website: The DC Center – Center Arts
Letter of Recommendation

Center Arts is the home for our arts and cultural programs. This includes the Reel Affirmations Film Festival and RA XTRA: Our Monthly LGBTQ Film Series, the OutWrite LGBT Book Festival, the Ignition: The Spoken Series, and the DC Queer Theatre Festival. In addition, the DC Center regularly exhibits visual art collections in the Center Arts Gallery.

Work Performed
* Created and executed a development strategy to include a diverse funding sources

Accomplishment
* Increased government funding from $0 to $8,400 to $18,000
* Raised 50% of entire arts budget through larger foundation/government grants
* Used a collective impact strategy for needed in-kind corporate sponsors
* Assisted in the creation of “Out of the Box” Film Programming (Countries + Closets, Trans Film Series)

PREVIOUS POSITIONS HELD (Reel Affirmations)

Volunteer Coordinator
Worked Performed:
* Develop volunteer recruitment and retention plan
* Identified and implemented new methods to attract more volunteers
* Conducted regular website updates for volunteer opportunities
* Utilize third party recruitment platforms as needed (Idealist, Volunteer Match)
* Filter all volunteer questions and concerns
* Recruited and worked with a diverse pool of volunteers

Events Coordinator
Worked Performed:
* Oversee event load-in and load-out
* Oversee supplies pick-up and drop-off
* Inventory and track event-related items
* Check in, assign, and manage large event volunteer staff
* Troubleshoot event problems and handle any on-site emergencies
* Manage crowd control with assistance from volunteers
* Oversee venue clean-up and overnight storage of items where available
* Comply with site regulations, requirements, policies, and procedures
* Complete brief post-event report

Community Partnership Coordinator
Worked Performed:
* Created partnerships to increase 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