Results

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.”
– Winston Churchill

I cannot claim all of the results below for myself. They were achieved under my leadership, but would not have been possible without dedicated co-workers, volunteers, board members and other partners, funders and supporters. I have learned immensely from all of the above and, very importantly, clients…from whom I’ve seen tenacity and hope in the midst of tremendous hardships.

Overall

  • Grown programs in size, scope and success indicators.
  • Hired and developed tremendous staff.
  • Helped raise over $7.5 million dollars for various causes.
  • Helped plan over 50 special events including fundraising banquets, golf tournaments, runs, bike events, concerts, festivals, open houses, ribbon cuttings, appreciation receptions and anniversary celebrations.
  • Diversified and strengthened sources of revenue.
  • Launched major organizational expansion effort in the midst of the great recession (starting in 2009) which exceeded goals in clients served and funds raised.

Results at Brethren Housing Association (2004-2015)

  • Grew staff from 3.25 FTE to 11.00 FTE.
  • Grew annual revenue from $188,000 to $1.04 million.
  • Significantly grew and diversified funding base from the following sources: regular donors, major donors, small business owners, corporations, foundations, churches, government grants/contracts and special events.
  • Conceived, planned and successfully completed the $2.5 million 20/20 Vision organizational expansion campaign.
  • Raised over $1.1 million from personal contacts during tenure.
  • Implemented first donor/donation tracking database.
  • Tripled the number of grant funders.
  • Tripled the number of contract funders.
  • Launched three new housing programs, two new mentoring programs, and two new curriculum programs.
  • Obtained several capacity building grants allowing us to assess and expand programs, hire staff in a sustainable fashion and increase fundraising capacity.
  • Expanded volunteer and property rehabilitation programs.
  • Oversaw significant capital improvements including three full building comprehensive rehabilitations, six apartment unit rehabilitations, seven property acquisitions, and construction of three new townhouses and one new storage/laundry facility, including:
    The Ray Diener House
    House before and after
    The Hummel Street Townhouses
    HST Before and After
  • Developed first professionally designed logo, letterhead, newsletter, brochure and display materials.
  • Oversaw production of new organizational videos at several intervals during my tenure, most recently:
  • Helped plan golf tournament (12 years), bicycling/walk fundraiser (10 years), and annual banquet (10 years)…the latter of which netted $65,000 and energized our support base in October 2015.
  • Added 3,300 new constituents to mailing list which totaled 1,200 upon my arrival.
  • Designed organizations first website with domain name and personalized e-mail addresses.
  • Installed first office computer network.

Results at Computer Aid (2001-2004)

  • Lead developer of two websites, one external and one intranet, for the Department of Public Welfare Office of Medical Assistance Programs (OMAP) seeing projects from design to development, launch and then maintenance.
  • Wrote 250 page software user manual for the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Results as Director of Development at Paxton Ministries (1996-2001)

  • Added 2,000 new constituents to mailing list which totaled 1,500 upon my arrival.
  • Founder and race director for the first six years: Paxton Fest 2 Mile Run.
  • Grew organization’s annual festival fivefold in attendance and threefold in revenue over 5 years.
  • Successfully finished $1.3 capital campaign (launched by prior Director of Development).
  • Met all fund-raising goals during five year tenure.
  • Doubled the agencies number of grant funders.
  • Led ministry through rebranding including new logo and newsletter design.
  • Newsletter redesign was awarded first prize in Successful Direct Mail and Telephone Fundraising Magazine’s newsletter makeover contest.
  • Designed user friendly, menu driven database to manage all donor relations, financial tracking and mailings, which remained in use 8 years after I left.
  • Designed organizations first website with domain name and personalized e-mail addresses.

Results as Director of Housekeeping at Paxton Ministries (1991-1996)

  • Designed comprehensive facility cleaning/laundry system including 90 page training and procedure manual.
  • Oversaw interior redesign of all major public areas during 5 year tenure.

Also at Paxton Ministries (1990-2001)

  • Editor of organization’s Personnel and Policy Manual.
  • Led staff training committee.
  • Oversaw installation of first computer network and served as network co-administrator.

Elsewhere

  • Developed publicly distributed reference manual for all homeless services in Dauphin County as part of my service on the board for the Capital Area Coalition on Homelessness.
  • Campaign secretary for my church’s building fundraising campaign.
  • Designed several websites on a volunteer basis.