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InterviewBest Presentation Example: Academic Fund Raising

  1. 1. Acquiring Corporate, Foundation, and Government Support for Plactil University Mary Todd, Ed. D Analysis Innovation Problem Solving Organization
  2. 2. Associate Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relation Critical Position Requirements <ul><li>Minimum of six years experience in corporate, foundation and government relations </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to higher education, understanding of university culture, and ability to communicate with faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of government agencies, the political and budgetary process </li></ul><ul><li>Comfortable working in a multifaceted development program </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying needs and funders and writing grant applications </li></ul><ul><li>Experience in acquiring government funding </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent References </li></ul>
  3. 3. I have a strong match with the position requirements <ul><li>Minimum of six years experience in corporate, foundation and government relations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grant writing (up to $30MM) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Program management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Commitment to higher education, understanding of university culture, and ability to communicate with faculty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adjunct Faculty (Salle University, Montgomery College) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Temple University (Center for Research in Human Development And Education) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Michigan University – College Supervisor, Office Teacher Education </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. I have a strong match with the position requirements <ul><li>Knowledge of government agencies, the political and budgetary process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing Head Start programs (Responsible for $2MM budget) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statewide Committees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Principle Investigator, Jo Dokes, Research Institute </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Comfortable working in a multifaceted development program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Program Director at Children’s Hospital of Boston </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. I have a strong match with the position requirements <ul><li>Identifying needs, funders, and writing grant applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Head Start and Early Head Start (Government funding) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher Training Program (Foundation funding) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ADETC Foundation (Corporate funding) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Excellent References </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Frank Foresman, Executive Director, Action in Motion Commission, Santa Barbara County CA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Andy Lynch, Program Coordinator, CHOP Boston </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joan Klein, Early Childhood Program Specialist, DHHS </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. I bring important additional experience to the position <ul><li>Establishing network connections (Identified “Master Networker”) </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting with people at the top </li></ul><ul><li>Sales, business development, experience </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurial experience </li></ul><ul><li>Developing spreadsheets for tracking budgets, data, and other information </li></ul>
  7. 7. Examples of my outstanding career accomplishments <ul><li>Identified and implemented systems to meet 25% funding match requirement </li></ul><ul><li>Widmer University Summer Institute college credit courses for 200 staff and social service program participants - exceeded national performance standards. </li></ul><ul><li>Program turn around from out of compliance to Showcase Model Program </li></ul><ul><li>Exceeded annual sales revenue targets by as much as 301% </li></ul>
  8. 8. These personal traits help me succeed on the job <ul><li>Self-starter </li></ul><ul><li>Not afraid to ask </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to build productive relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Developing and implementing innovative solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Maximizing resources </li></ul><ul><li>Good with day to day details and the big picture </li></ul>
  9. 9. My “Strategic Action Plan” for providing value quickly <ul><li>30 days </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with University faculty and administrators </li></ul><ul><li>Identify applicable funding needs </li></ul><ul><li>Research and identify potential funders </li></ul><ul><li>Gain understanding of current development projects and goals </li></ul><ul><li>Study applicable University policies and procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with other development office staff, build rapport </li></ul><ul><li>60 days </li></ul><ul><li>Identify projects needing funding </li></ul><ul><li>Establish relationships with local corporations and foundations </li></ul><ul><li>Create priority list for project funding </li></ul><ul><li>Attend meeting of area Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations Directors </li></ul>
  10. 10. Hire me because… <ul><li>I have the necessary requirements </li></ul><ul><li>20 years experience in higher education, non‑profits, and industry </li></ul><ul><li>Broad experience with grants and grant funded programs </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurial </li></ul><ul><li>Sales experience </li></ul><ul><li>“ Master Networker” </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive experience working in complex multifaceted organizations </li></ul>
  11. 11. Important closing questions <ul><li>Questions: </li></ul><ul><li>What are some of the current initiatives to obtain Corporate Foundations and Government support? </li></ul><ul><li>Based on recent changes in the department’s leadership, what changes, if any, are anticipated in organizational structure and responsibilities? </li></ul><ul><li>Based on my background and experience what do you think would be the greatest challenges for me in this position? </li></ul><ul><li>How would you like me to follow-up with you? </li></ul>Thank you for your Time and Interest
  12. 12. Contact Information <ul><li>Mary Todd, Ed. D </li></ul><ul><li>610-673-4188 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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