Product fundraising; distributor, business owner
High school teacher
College adjunct faculty
Hired, trained, motivated and managed a sales team
Hired and trained office/warehouse staff – organized and ran weekly staff meetings
Wrote documentation: Fundraising Sales Manual / Software User Guide / Group Sponsor Guides
As an Educator
Replacing Pep Band folder of music with digitized files, downloadable to student iPads. Easy to update and manage music.
Created a Band Blog, a Facebook Page and a Twitter account for informing and inspiring students and parents. Can tweet announcements that students can access through school iPads and cell phones. Online calendar is always up to date and, when updated, email notifications automatically go to all subscribers to the site.
Use iPad apps with students for creating, recording and editing music, plus metronome and tuning apps.
Using Finale connected to Smartmusic to create exercises and student assessments.
Using Skype to offer remote training/critique to teachers and students (who may not otherwise have access to expert coaching).
Using cloud storage and file sharing to provide and share information to and with students, parents and faculty.
In the VIRTUAL world
Offering out-sourced services and “managed hosting” that involves working with busy professionals who want to benefit of active followers on blogs, business and social networking sites but don’t have the time to do what it takes to make that happen.
In the Fundraising Industry
1st to market order tally software to the industry
Pushed product suppliers to include bar codes on products for an order accuracy verification scanning solution (designed, introduced and marketed)
Pushed industry away from grid-style order taker forms to the more common generic catalog order taker (created unique data entry capabilities that encouraged spreadsheet users to purchase our software)
Early leader in Internet Fundraising and linking Internet Sales to the Local Sale record-keeping and prize qualification calculations
CHARTER Member in AFRDS (Association of Fund Raising Distributors and Suppliers)
As a SUPPLIER member – QDP Corporation provides software and services for tallying, scanning, packing and shipping fundraising orders. Also in web design and ecommerce.
Member of the AFRDS Technology Committee New Member Mentor
Presentations at Training Seminars Credibility in the Industry
As a DISTRIBUTOR member – Priority Fund Raising
Positions: Sales, Sales Management, Business owner, 15 yrs as Adjunct Faculty at Huntington University, 10 yrs as a High School Teacher, Vice President and President of a Band Parent Organization, Vice President and President of a Gideon Camp, Deacon, Sunday School Director, Worship Leader, participant in Big Brothers program, participant in Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chorus.
Both PC and MAC
Microsoft Word / Basic use of Excel / PowerPoint / Outlook / One Note
Contact Management (10yrs with Maximizer)
Evernote – Internet Note taking
FrontPage (up to 2-yrs ago)
QuickBooks Accounting (Quotes, Sales Orders, Invoices, Credits, Statements)
Vertical Response – Email marketing
Online Group Meetings / Presentations
Blogging Software / Techniques (Facebook, WordPress)
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube
Music Software: Finale, Smartmusic, GarageBand
Former Church Speaker Trainer for The Gideons
Fundraising Kick-off Presentations to large School groups (up to @ 800 students), including grades K-12
PTO / Band Parent Groups – Sales presentations, also as a Parent Volunteer and Band Director
Presented a “Defense of the Arts” presentation to a school board that received three standing ovations from a large audience.
Fundraising Brochure Design, including product selection, pricing, placement, proofing, organizing, working with graphic designers and printers
Documentation (see above)
Newsletters; including promotional and subscription for church, business, school, personal.
Blogging (currently maintaining multiple blogs)
Letters / Quotes / Proposals / Presentations
Sales Training / Marketing Materials / Handbooks / Users Guides
Sales: Sales rep and District Sales Manager for a national manufacturer as well as for personal company.
Meetings: Setting and working with an Agenda, keeping on task. Meeting types include sales, office staff, band parents, church teachers, software users.
Teaching / Training: Articulate, Persuasive, Efficient, Organized, Effective
Trade Show Events: City/school PTA/PTO events, Statewide PTA and Principal conventions, National Fundraising shows