San Diego Architectural Foundation


As Consulting Executive Director from 2005 - 2013, FCS achieved the following on behalf of the SDAF, its Board of Directors and supporters:

  • Revised and implemented all fundraising, sponsorship, membership and donor campaigns for previously dormant (501c3) non-profit, launching its revival and continued sustenance.

  • Consistently exceeded funding goals by 20% - 70% from 2007-2012.

  • Restructured outdated administrative processes and programming to optimize operations, functionality and marketability. Revitalized organization image via comprehensive upgrade of branding, website and programming.

  • Working with organization Treasurer, provided annual sales, budget forecasts, and monthly cash flow projections in support of, and for approval by board of directors.

  • Achieved exceptionally high visibility for organization through the production of high-quality programming and consistent communication efforts including attendance at all functions and events, orchestrating meetings and firm visits, delivering promotional presentations, and consistent updates to website(s), blogs and social media sites.

  • Maintained robust member, sponsor, donor and vendor relations with consistent personal communication and timely follow up, encouraging a high level of patron loyalty and support. Forged significant key relationships with industry innovators, community leaders, and educational institutions.

  • Developed, produced, and sometimes hosted a variety of critically acclaimed programs, managing structure, content, budgets, sponsorship, vendor relations, marketing, public relations, and staffing.

  • Engaged, managed, mentored and worked closely with volunteer base and board of directors providing leadership, orientation and training, and facilitating strategic planning processes, striving for a culture of pride, motivation, participation and teamwork.

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