Account Manager/Business Development

 

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When I get excited about a movement, I become a total evangelist. I love finding the win-win in strategic partnerships, then helping spread the word and continue the relationships.

Grants, Campaigns, Sponsorships

I've raised over $75K in grants, campaigns and  sponsorships. I first realized I had a knack for fundraising after writing grants and running community giving campaigns to seek support for that film I madeI ran a banner advertising sponsorship campaign for rebeccawood.com and brought in two new long standing sponsors. 

National and Local Business Relationships

I did account management for the Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival (aka POWFest.) I worked with the Executive Director and graphic designer to create a new sponsorship kit and ran email campaigns that targeted major brands. I landed 30% new business with accounts such as Zipcar and Verizon and maximized existing partnerships with companies such as New Belgium Brewery, ADi and LUNA Bar. 

Oh Yes, and the United Nations

I had a stint with AccessibilityOz, traveling 25% of the time to get familiar with the team, attend meetings with prospects, exhibit and network, follow up and nurture relationships. Sales cycles are long in the field of web accessibility, but I am happy to report that with my help, my client grown her U.S. sales 1000%.