Advancement Director Resume

Samantha Gray

North Highlands CA 95660

(916) 987-6543

[email protected]

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Job Objective

Looking for work as Advancement Director in a firm that allows me to practice my expertise while also continuing to grow and advance in my experiences.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Strong experience in Fundraising and event planning
  • In-depth knowledge of budgeting and fundraising
  • Proven record of success in philanthropic fund-raising
  • Familiarity with fundraising systems and MS Office Suite
  • Good understanding of fundraising and marketing concepts and strategies
  • Possess demonstrated track record of setting and achieving goals
  • Excellent writing, planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to solve problems calmly, graciously and constructively
  • Ability to handle confidential information with integrity

Professional Experience:

Advancement Director, August 2005 – Present

Latino Community Services, Ontario, NY

  • Identified and created prospects for collection of major gifts.
  • Developed and maintained a planned giving program for donors to meet objectives.
  • Managed and oversaw the grant process which included identifying appropriate foundations and writing grants.
  • Coordinated and oversaw the donor management system.
  • Recommended and implemented special fundraising events including appropriate stewardship and appreciation events for donors and friends.

Advancement Director, May 2000 – July 2005

California State University, Ontario, NY

  • Collaborated with the Executive Director and Board of Trustees to build a development plan that is integrated with the company’s strategic plan.
  • Oversaw Advancement Office operations, donor files and database and financial records.
  • Provided information for short and long-term financial planning about gifts, including an evaluation of expected gifts.
  • Oversaw the creation and supervision of the Advancement Office budget, including approval of contracts and invoices.


Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI