Leslie L. Schibsted630 Stilson Canyon RoadChico, CA email@example.comCareer SummaryLeslie Schibsted is a fundraising professional with a proven track record that spans sixteenyears, including six years in higher education and ten years in campaign consulting withnonprofits across the country.Employment History2006 – Present California State University, Chico, Chico, CA Founded in 1887, California State University, Chico has provided generations of students with unique educational experiences built upon an inclusive learning community of faculty, staff, and students who live, work, and study within a residential Northern California setting. Today, CSU, Chico is a comprehensive university serving the local region and the state, through instruction, research, and public service. 2011 - Present Director of Advancement, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Major Responsibilities: Direct reporting responsibility to the Office of University Advancement with dotted-line reporting responsibility to the Dean. Major gift fundraising in support of major/capital gifts ($25,000 or more) and, secondarily, in support of annual leadership gifts ($1,000 or more). Develop and steward scholarship funds, including annual BSS Scholarship Celebration connecting scholarship donors with student recipients. Develop annual fund appeals for programs reflecting the college’s strategic development plan. Develop and manage advancement budget, staff and volunteers. Accomplishments: Raised $1.19M in FY 10-11 in current and deferred support for the college. Developed college priorities with dean for planned capital campaign, totaling $28.7M.
Leslie L. Schibsted Page 2 Established five named, endowed scholarships benefitting majors in the college, increasing annual scholarship amount awarded to over $40,000. Raised $30,000 in support of the 2011 California Indian Conference, including grants, sponsors, and donations. Held significant leadership roles in Capital Alumni Luncheon, Distinguished Alumni Program, Museum of Anthropology, Political Science Faculty Forum, Town Hall Meeting, the BSS Faculty Colloquium, the BSS Student Symposium and the Dean’s Executive Council. Served on hiring committees for three critical University Advancement hires.2006 – 2011 Director of Advancement, College of Natural Sciences Major Responsibilities: Direct reporting responsibility to the Dean and the Office of University Advancement. Major gift fundraising in support of major/capital gifts ($25,000 or more) and, secondarily, in support of annual leadership gifts ($1,000 or more). Develop and steward scholarship funds. Develop annual fund appeals for programs reflecting the college’s strategic development plan. Develop and manage advancement budget, staff and volunteers. Accomplishments: Consistently raised $1M or more annually in support of the college. Successfully completed a multi-year capital campaign in support of the Gateway Science Museum, which opened in February 2010. Secured over $50,000 annually in scholarship support, resulting in over $100,000 in scholarship funds awarded to majors in the college. Held significant leadership roles in Gateway Science Museum, Jack Rawlins Environmental Professorship Advisory Board, Natural Sciences Advisory Board, Floyd L. English Natural Sciences Scholarship Program, Candles in the Canyon (benefitting the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve), and the Dean’s Executive Team. Recipient of CASE District VII 2009 Gold Award - Fundraising Campaign for Gateway Science Museum
Leslie L. Schibsted Page 31996 – 2006 The FOCUS Group, LLC, Austin, TX Since 1982, The FOCUS Group has served nonprofits in raising capital and cultivating major donors, through the development of marketing strategies, leadership principles, and capital campaign management tools to help clients reach their goals ahead of schedule and below budget. 2000 – 2006 Vice President and Senior Consultant 1996 – 2000 Senior Consultant Major Responsibilities: Develop, plan and execute capital campaign feasibility studies for clients, with campaigns ranging in size from $1M to $20M. Provide fund raising counsel to non-profit clients in a variety of settings, including capital campaign counsel, and in particular major donor strategies, annual fund and capital campaign workshops, and foundation strategies, including research and grant writing. Conceptualize, write and produce campaign case statements. Prepare and present proposals to provide services to prospective clients around the country. Accomplishments: Provided fund raising counsel for projects totaling over $500M to over 60 non-profit organizations nationwide. Primary consultant in organizing, writing and producing 70+ page feasibility study reports. Specialized in marketing strategies, including campaign positioning and the development of over 70 case statements for annual funds and capital campaigns. Managed support staff in activities related to feasibility study implementation.1996 The Natural Choice, San Mateo, CA Marketing Director1993 – 1995 Bailard, Biehl and Kaiser, San Mateo, CA Head Trader and Investment Administrator1989 – 1991 Gillespie Advertising, Princeton, NJ Account Manager1988 Triad Systems Corporation, Livermore, CA Consultant1986 – 1987 Bailard, Biehl and Kaiser, San Mateo, CA Investment Administrator
Leslie L. Schibsted Page 4Education2008 – 2010 California State University, Chico MA, Education – Leadership and Development in Education With Distinction, May 20101982 – 1986 University of California, Berkeley BS, Business Administration – Marketing May 1986Professional Activities/Development2006 – Present Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) MemberMarch 2012 Developed and Presented Lecture, Fundraising 101 Museum Studies – ANTH 405April 2011 College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Grant Writing Forum Presenter and PanelistMarch 2011 CASE District VII Conference Los Angeles, CADecember 2006 CASE District VII Conference Los Angeles, CAJuly 2006 Relationship Building Workshop by Stelter Company Denver, COVolunteer Activities1999 – Present California Alumni Association, The Leadership Award, Chico, CA District 14 Interview Committee Chair (2011 – Present) Member (1999 – 2010) Annually serve on, and now chair of, the District 14 interview committee to select recipients for the prestigious Leadership Award offered to incoming freshman by the CAA.2000 – Present California Alumni Association, Berkeley, CA Lifetime Member
Leslie L. Schibsted Page 52010 – Present Annual College Day Presentation, Citrus Elementary School, Chico CA Team Leader Developed and present annually a comprehensive discussion about college to fifth and sixth grade students at a local elementary school that is a Title 1 campus.2005 A Legacy to Honor Capital Campaign, Bidwell Presbyterian Church, Chico, CA Communications Director Managed all communication strategies and materials for a successful $2.7M capital campaign.2005 – Present National Charity League, Chico, CA Member Strengthens the mother-daughter relationship in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.1999 – Present PEO, Chapter DS, Chico, CA Member A philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations.1994 – 1997 Burlingame Mother’s Club, Burlingame, CA President (1996 – 1997) Vice President (1995 – 1996) Community Service (1994 – 1995) Provides mothers of children from birth through age five with support, information, friendship, and community.PersonalMarried to Rev. Dr. Steven D. Schibsted (Head of Staff, Bidwell Presbyterian Church), with twochildren, 20 and 16.