Hood River, Oregon 97031
Heidi Venture Consulting, LLC
Connector, Communicator, Developer, Planner, etc. 2015-Present
A few things I’ve done recently: prepared Communication, Marketing and Capital Campaign plans for Gorge Youth Center. Helped craft Communications Plan for Creating Resilience in the Gorge. Wrote grant and prepared fundraising for website and Facebook for Radio Tierra. Consulted with Haven, Washington Gorge Action Programs, Implemented Salesforce for Gorge Youth Center. Developed Donor Research module for Salesforce.
The Next Door, Hood River, Oregon
Communications, Public Relations and Marketing Manager 2014-2016
Continued doing many development and fundraising tasks. Crafted agency’s first strategic communications plan. Focused on building infrastructure once again, this time for a more general audience. Wrote and won $235,000 grant to hire new Development Director.
Development Director 2008-2015
Crafted and implemented agency’s first strategic fundraising plan; implemented donor relations plan including successful mail appeals, welcome tours, and monthly donor program; designed structure and content of web site and email newsletter; instituted online and on-site credit card acceptance; alongside the agency’s ED, developed and coordinated capital campaign for building renovations including nine grant proposals, facility tours, events and site visits, raising over $800,000 in donations and grants in less than a year.
The Next Door’s Klahre House, Hood River, Oregon
Coordinated Services Manager 2006-2007
Established positive community partnerships to coordinate services in multi-county and multi-state areas. Designed and delivered cultural competency trainings and HIPAA trainings.
Foster Family Recruiter and Certifier 2003-2005
Developed successful recruitment plan; recruited, trained, and certified new foster parents. Designed and delivered experiential trainings for foster parents from diverse backgrounds.
Lighting the Fire of Urgency, Oregon and Washington
Training Facilitator 2006-2007
Assisted with and delivered state and regional Family Finding trainings for social workers; served on Oregon Commission Action Team for Reconnecting Children and Families.
Gonzaga University, Master of Organizational Leadership
University of Maryland University College, B.A. Communication
Fundraising, facilitation, public relations, public speaking, grant and technical writing, WordPress website, email newsletter writing, editing for readability and conciseness, Salesforce Cloud administration, small project management, recruiting, training.
Board Member, Leaders for Tomorrow Advisory Board
Member, President, Soroptimist International of Hood River
Community Ambassador, Ford Institute Leadership Program (now Community Building)
Founder & President, Gorge Windbags Toastmasters Club
Ambassador, Hood River County Chamber of Commerce
Board Member, Hood River Lions Club