The Cherry Fund

Position: DIRECTOR, DEVELOPMENT
Position: DIRECTOR, BENEFICIARY COMMITTEE
Position: MANAGER, BOX OFFICE


Website:
The Cherry Fund  / CHERRY DC
Development: Sponsorship Program

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.

CHERRY 2020 - Poster Grid AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY: Development
* Develop short and long-term fundraising plans to meet the needs of the organization
* Implement the organization’s fundraising and outreach strategies for all funders
* Execute grant proposals and other funding requests
* Plan and implement activities that build awareness of the organization to funders
* Build and support board and committee participation in fundraising activities
* Maintain and expand a database of current and prospective donors
* Manage sponsor and donor benefits

AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY: Beneficiary Committee
* Create a slate of beneficiaries for possible funding 
* Provide background information on beneficiaries to board as required
* Contact beneficiaries in regard to grant funding
* Ensure beneficiaries provide appropriate documentation when requested

AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY: Box Office Management
* Managed high volume registrations efficiently
* Handled all ticketing issues with tact and professionalism
* Managed ticket pickup events and welcome centers
* Work with venues on ticket pick up locations
* Managed box office staff and volunteers

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Organizational
* Funding: Increased government funding where none previously existed
* Raised Government Funding from a wide range of agencies
* Funds raised from DC’s Economic Development, Health, and Entertainment Offices

* Created CHERRY’s first “Testing for Tickets” Campaign to promote more HIV Testing

* Created CHERRY’s first Safe Sex Social Campaign to promote testing and resources
* Created CHERRY’s first Social Campaign to promote mental health and resources
* Codification: Created first ever Staffing Manuals: Board Manual, Volunteer Manual
* Codification: Created first ever Giveback and Partnership Manuals
* Codification: Created first ever Branding Bible