for startup & small nonprofits
Memory's nonprofit expertise is strongly centered around resource development and marketing solutions for her clients. Her nearly 15 years as a senior philanthropy professional includes working with one of the world largest homebuilders, Habitat for Humanity International, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, an international Catholic charity, and the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation, the NAACP.
Memory has written countless winning grant proposals for foundation, corporate, and government funders – with a 65% award rate and more than $5M in funding. Additionally, she has managed annual appeals featuring donor-centered content that yields sustainable revenue. She has also cultivated successful fundraising events that resulted in net gains annually. Other areas worth noting are her communications and marketing background in which she has managed website content, email campaigns, and quarterly or annual publication creation, printing, and dissemination. Moreover, she has written countless articles and produced a number of radio/tv spots to drive traffic and new donor leads to organizations. A fundraiser wears many hats!
Her most recent positions have included serving as the Director of Development for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a role in which she raised nearly $1M annually through various fundraising engines. In that role, she was responsible for various aspects of the organizations fundraising and communications strategies. She also served as a Development Manager for the health-related nonprofit, the Hydrocephalus Association, and was a key player in securing over $100K in new corporate sponsorship over 3 years.
Her most significant professional achievement was cultivating the procurement of over $300K in funding for Superstorm Sandy victims on Long Island, NY in 2012-2013. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul was an integral part of the regions disaster relief efforts, helping families get back on their feet after crisis by partnering with power players like the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and Rebuilding Together. In addition to securing critical funding to support the organization’s disaster relief efforts, Memory also coordinated communications pieces that were selected to appear in Newsday's special Superstorm Sandy Relief Issue and a managed the production of a short film detailing the lives of those affected by the tragedy.