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Robert G.

Fort Myers, FL, USA
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Professional Experience

President, Nonprofit Now! Coaching and Consulting

January, 2017 - Current

Nonprofit Now! is all about moving you and your charity towards the excitement of possibility and achievement of your vision for real change. It's my privilege to support you as you create the impact you're looking to have in the world.

I offer Executive Coaching for nonprofit leaders and provide support on the following:

Time Management
Change Management
Leadership Development
Building your fundraising operations
Launching new events and campaigns
Building your Board of Directors

Development Director, NYC Chapter, JDRF International

March, 2016 - December, 2016

Development Director
- Exceeded $3 million annual revenue goals through a combination of participant fundraising, corporate sponsorship, and participant fundraising efforts to drive community awareness and vision.
-Managed a department of three development professionals that were accountable for team recruitment, training and coaching over 3,000 walkers, riders and marathon participants including peer-to-peer audiences comprised of national and local corporation employees, medical partners, cause-related participants, local community members and interest groups and clubs.
- Developed and collaborated with volunteer leadership teams that oversaw corporate development, recruitment, fundraising best practices, logistics, and community outreach.

Cycling and Endurance Events Coordinator, The National Psoriasis Foundation

November, 2014 - April, 2016

  • Initiated and managed all aspects of new cycling event that raised $335K through combination of corporate sponsorship and participant fundraising efforts.
  • Recruited, trained and coached 250 riders that engaged in successful peer-to-peer fundraising event, including national and local corporation employees, medical practices, cause-related participants, local community members, cyclists and their clubs.
    -Collaborated with leadership team that oversaw corporate development, team recruitment, fundraising best practices, logistics, community outreach and volunteer management.
Executive Director, Spoons Across America

March, 2010 - April, 2012

-Educated over 5,000 children, families and educators annually with hands-on programs that provide children, families and teachers with programs advocating the benefits of healthy eating
- Cultivated and expanded relationships with 30 New York City schools, leaders, board members and communities though public presentations, networking and engagement opportunities
- Created proposal, cultivated and won organization's first multi-year $35,000 corporate sponsorship which leveraged program goals and enhanced social media awareness

Regional Director, American Heart Association

January, 2008 - February, 2010

Grew peer-to-peer walk and sponsorship revenues by 30% after being selected to revive Fairfield County Walk, a territory and event that had not been actively managed

Fundraising increased 34% for the Westchester Walk during service in the role

Built, cultivated and managed a pipeline of top prospects developed through work with senior level community leaders, board members, staff and volunteers

Director of Development, Turnaround for Children

March, 2006 - June, 2007

-Increased support from $600,000 to $4,500,000 due to effective fund development strategy comprised of foundation grant writing, partnerships with philanthropic intermediaries, active board participation and cultivation
-Budgets in all areas of multi-component program grew over 100% due to project design created with field staff specializing in education, counseling and family engagement

Assistant Director of Development, Volunteers of America-Greater New York

November, 2004 - March, 2006

Drove a 54% expansion in Operation Backpack, a combination in-kind and financial campaign to provide school supplies for NYC's homeless children. Recruitment of corporations grew from 20 to 60 organizations and public participation more than doubled year over year. Three new media events, as well as volunteer training opportunities further enhanced performance.

Lead and oversaw the development of $500,000 Aftercare Program proposal to meet the needs of children and families moving from temporary shelters to alternative and supportive housing

Private foundation funding grew more than 150% due to outreach and introduction of new prospects

Director of Development and Public Relations, Cabrini Center For Nursing

March, 2002 - November, 2004

Successfully launched Development Office with annual fundraising of $450,000 including Annual Gala, Community Block Party lead by Young Leadership Committee and Annual Giving Campaign

Raised $500,000 for Capital Campaign by securing Leadership Gifts from board, staff and community; directed all aspects of campaign including feasibility survey, strategy, and solicitation training

Saved facility over $100,000 by designing and implementing in-house training program enabling staff to transition from institutional to Person Centered model of resident care

Vice President, Equity Research Marketing, Morgan Stanley

March, 2000 - September, 2001

Responsible for driving sales and trading of domestic and international equities, exchange-traded funds and products for the Northeast Region

Senior Financial Product Sales and Trainer, Prudential Financial

March, 1998 - February, 2000

Created and delivered training program for financial representatives consisting of classroom instruction, home study, cross-selling, product knowledge and marketing skills

Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley

December, 1994 - March, 1998

Developed active book of business as financial sales representative through combination of cold calling, networking, and collaboration with legal, accounting, and other professionals

Banking and Credit Officer, BNY Mellon

September, 1988 - November, 1994

Participated in credit training program and served as Credit and Lending Officer with institutions specializing in transportation finance, broadcast and cable and middle market business lending

B.B.A., Temple University

January, 1985 - January, 1988

Business and Marketing

-, University of Maryland

January, 1983 - January, 1985