ELIZABETH K. MARTIN
5570 Post Road, Suite Ten
East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818-3456
DEVELOPMENT ⋅ EXHIBITION ⋅ COMMUNICATIONS
Seasoned development professional with broad experience in corporate and foundation relations,
including grants management, prospect research, and strategic planning, as well as knowledge of
cause marketing/sponsorship, with additional experience in membership, annual fund and major
gifts. Other competencies include project management for exhibitions, website development and
Consultant American Liver Foundation -- 2014 to the present
Reporting to the COO and Senior Vice President, I write a bi-weekly internal newsletter.
Previously, I helped to revitalize a moribund development department, serving as grantwriter while
recruiting a full-time Development Director, then consulting on strategic direction, prospect
research and grant management.
Consultant Turlough McConnell Communications - 2012 to the present
Reporting to the President and CEO, and working with a team of web designers, curators, and
other professionals, I facilitate all phases of exhibitions and projects, from fundraising and
sponsorship to text panel writing and collections management.
Children’s Health Fund - 2004 to 2011
Senior Director, Corporate Marketing Children’s Health Fund - 2009 to 2011
Working with the Board, Executive Director, and Sr. Vice President of Development, I
initiated a sponsorship and cause marketing program while continuing to have some
responsibilities for corporate grant proposals and reports, as well as primary management
of the Corporate Council. I managed cause-marketing audits, designed program protocols,
submitted proposals and reports for sponsorships and cause programs, and contributed
Corporate and Foundation Philanthropy and Cause-Marketing pages for a re-designed
Initiated/activated partnerships with American Express, The Clorox Company, Delta
Air Lines, The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P), MediaCom, Party City,
and Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
Senior Director, Corporate Relations Children’s Health Fund - 2004 to 2009
Reporting to the Sr. Vice President, Development, I headed a three-person team that raised
corporate support for pediatric primary care aboard mobile units and in community and
school-based clinics, primarily from within the pharmaceutical and financial services
Generated $3,000,000 plus in corporate contributions annually. Million-dollar funders
represented the pharmaceutical, insurance, financial services and manufacturing
Established five new multi-year funding relationships at $300,000 to $1,000,000.
Expanded and administered the Corporate Council for America’s Children, composed of
companies donating $50,000 to $1,000,000 in philanthropic or cause-marketing
support. Meeting annually in Washington, DC, this advocacy and networking group
also held periodic teleconferences and sponsored the Honoree’s Reception at CHF’s
gala dinner each year.
Promoted from Manager to Director in 2005 and to Senior Director in 2008
Development Manager, Foundation Relations South Street Seaport Museum - 2001 to 2003
Reporting to the Vice President, Operations, and working as part of a team of four managers and
two support staff, I generated $1,000,000 plus in foundation, corporate and government grants and
Established ten new funding relationships, including major independent and corporate
Identified, cultivated and solicited foundation funders, including the preparation of proposals
and budgets, interim and final program reports, and management of site visits and cultivation
events consisting of sailing aboard the museum’s tall ships.
Prepared all post-9/11 relief applications and proposals, including government, foundation and
Restructured grant management/stewardship to better utilize Raiser’s Edge and ensure timely
submission of reports, program budgets, and renewal applications.
Membership Manager China Institute in America - 1999 to 2000
Reporting to the Director of Development, I generated approximately 25-30% of the annual
income of New York City’s only educational and arts organization devoted exclusively to Chinese
Increased membership giving by 100% and broadened the membership base by launching two
new membership groups, one at $10-25,000 level. The Friends of the Gallery is an exclusive
opportunity for Chinese arts enthusiasts to participate in intimate dinners with art experts, visit
the studios of prominent artists, and enjoy travel in the company of noted authorities on
Chinese arts. The Young Associates is an under-35 group of members who enjoy varied aspects
of Chinese culture and society.
Managed goal-exceeding annual fund appeal program, with gifts designated to the building and
maintenance of China Institute’s traditional Poets Garden.
Worked with Board Members on a strategic plan, programming, and gala special events.
Independent Consulting Projects - 1998 to 2011
Services include development of corporate and foundation proposals and reports, annual fund
appeals, project management including oversight of traveling exhibitions, website development and
special events, and interim organization management.
Grand Street Settlement, 2011 -- Foundation/corporate/government Grant Writer
Fraunces Tavern Museum, 2004 – Development Officer
Friends of Stuyvesant High School, 2003 – Acting Executive Director
Scarsdale Historical Society, 2003 – Development Consultant
Lower Hudson Conference of Historical Sites, 2003 – Development Consultant, Annual Fund
Bartow Pell Mansion Museum, 2000 – Interim Director
Lower East Side Tenement Museum, 1998-99 – Executive Assistant
The New York Botanical Garden, 1998 – Corporate Relations Associate
Brooklyn Public Library, 1998 – Development/Membership Fulfillment Assistant
Helen Keller International, 1998 – Development Assistant
University of Rhode Island – B.A., M.S. (English and History)
New York University – NYS Advanced Certificate in Museum Studies (Development and
REFERENCES AND WRITING SAMPLES:
Available upon request