|Speakers for this session:|
|Girls Incorporated of Lynn|
Patricia has been involved in fundraising for 22 years and has been with Girls Inc. for 18 years. In her current position, she is responsible for growing the agency from an annual budget of $400,000 to $2.5 million, diversifying sources of revenue, creating proposals and securing multi-year grants from the city, state, federal government and private foundations, and overseening a staff of 50. A chief focus of Pat's recent work has been a capital campaign to support the expansion and improvement of Girls Inc.'s facilities. Under Pat’s leadership, $10 million was raised in the organization’s first ever capital campaign. The campaign included a successful Kresge Foundation challenge grant , the agency's first million-dollar donation, and numerous foundation, corporate and individual donations. Patricia currently serves on the boards of the Lynn Business Partnership, Lynn Home for Young Women, and The Community Group of Lawrence She is a founding member of the Lynn Non-Profit Business Association. She has a bachelor's degree in sociology from Boston College.
Jacqueline has been involved in fundraising for 16 years. In her current role as Chair of seARTS, she uses proposals internally and externally to flush out programs. As an independent consultant, Jacqueline depends on developing winning proposals to obtain and retain clients. She has also formed significant partnerships between companies based on winning proposals, where little or no money is exchanged. Since 1998, Jacqueline has provided marketing and business development services to executive teams in the service and technology fields. She earned MBA in Marketing and International Business from Stern/NYU and a BA in English and History from Emory. She is a member of the Cape Ann Cape Ann YMCA, Holy Family Parish, Bass Rocks Golf Club, and the BIAA of Kappa Kappa Gamma.
|Grants & More|
Ellen has been involved in fundraising and nonprofit management for 15 years. She has developed over 100 successful proposals for environmental, human services, health care, advocacy, and cultural organizations from grassroots groups to multi-million dollar agencies. As a grant consultant, she offers experience in all aspects of the grants process - research, proposal development, budgeting, foundation relations, and reporting. Previously, as Development Coordinator at Tower Hill Botanic Garden (2004-2007), Ellen was responsible for fundraising, annual appeals, major donors, foundation and corporate proposals, capital campaigns, and overseeing membership and volunteer functions. She coordinated and secured $4 million in grants toward the current $16 million facility expansion. Before that, she was Executive Director at Orenda Wildlife Land Trust (1998-2003) where she was responsible for all aspects of the organization including programs, fundraising, and administration. She established successful grants and membership programs, growing grant funding five-fold, doubling membership, and increasing giving significantly. Ellen serves as Chair of the Fundraising Committee for Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition and on its Board of Directors (2007-present). She earned her MBA in Public and Nonprofit Management from Boston University. She is a member of American Association of Grant Professionals. In January, Ellen earned her Grant Professional Certification.