Rebecca Diamond is an experienced Development Officer with a demonstrated history of leadership and relationship building. Highly skilled in Nonprofit management including donor stewardship, volunteer organization and membership services.

A THRIVING CAREER

Rebecca is a professional fundraiser, an expert for hire. A seasoned pro, with boots on the ground experience, Rebecca is your go-to fundraiser.   Some of Rebecca’s strengths are:

  • Fundraising Strategies

  • Donor Relations

  • Solicitations

  • Cultivation

  • Annual Giving

  • Principal and Major Gifts

  • Event planning and management

  • Campaigns, Campaign Strategy, Needs Assessment

  • Coaching-Board, Organization and Development Staff

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Chief Development Officer

MEMRI-Think Tank, Washington, D.C. 

  • Outreach to potential corporate partners in partnership with chairman of Advisory Board. Build corporate fundraising infrastructure with the goal of raising organizational awareness and funding dollars. 

 

Vice President of Development
Rebuilding Together, Washington, D.C. 

  • Training affiliates on fundraising best practices, raising awareness of brand through fundraising cultivation events and stewarding high level individual donors and corporations.

 

Vice President of Development and Membership
International Spy Museum, Washington, D.C. 

Inaugural Director of Development for transitioning a landmark private museum to becoming a not-for-profit.

  • Secured more than 1,000 donors producing revenue of $1.5 million in the first year.

  • Collaborated with the retail and guest services teams to teach “round up” at the register, which generated over

  • $100,000 within the first 18 months. Installed interactive donation depositories throughout the museum.

  • Created the development department including strategic management and operational oversight of development cultivation,

  • stewardship, hiring and creation of development team, all processes for acceptance of gifts, all collateral pertaining to

  • development events and solicitations including naming campaign for new SPY Museum.

  • Responsible for membership both corporate and individual. Increased corporate membership 100% year after year.

  • Increased individual membership annually and implemented membership sales in the retail store.

  • Created the museum’s annual fundraising event (the Honorable William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award

  • Dinner), with 56 donors of $5,000 or more and raised $856,000 with over 600 attendees,

  • Managed the recruitment, retention and stewardship of individual, major donors and corporate partners.

  • Established relationships with corporations from defense contractors and Intelligence Community by attendance and

  • participation at Industry events including: GEOINT the Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Expo, SOFIC, Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, INSA the Intelligence and National Security Alliance and the Cipherbrief Threat Conference

  • Represented the Spy Museum and enhanced collaborative relationships with community organizations, corporations, businesses, and individuals to solicit in kind and monetary donations including Greater Washington Board of Trade, D.C. Chamber of Commerce, Association of Former Intelligence Officers and the Intelligence and National Security Alliance.

  • Built and maintained relationships with C-Suite executives, military leaders, Directors of U.S. Government intelligence agencies, judges, Ambassadors, and elected officials.

  • Established and maintain a diversified fundraising platform that includes direct mail, online charitable donations, United Way and CFC, event fundraising, direct asks for education programing, launched Naming Campaign.

Chief Development Officer
Mary’s Center for Maternal & Child Care, Inc., Washington, D.C. 

Regional organization that provides healthcare, education and social services to more than 56,000 patients.

  • Provided the strategic management and operational oversight of development, grant and volunteer departments including

  • five full-time staff, interns and volunteers

  • Responsible for $12 - $18 million in annual grant revenue and growing grant revenues by 20% year over year.

  • Provided oversite for all grants, including by CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, the World Bank, PNC Bank, Prince

  • George’s County, District of Columbia, United Health Care (Dental Bus) and a $15 million innovation grant for the

  • Center for Medicaid and Medicare.

  • Raised record-setting unrestricted funds for the organization, starting in 2011 with $1 million and growing funds to

  • $2.5 million by 2014 from individual and corporate donors.

  • Consistently grew funds raised at the annual gala from $400,000 in 2011 to $500,000 in 2014.

  • Created new fundraising events to target new donors and raise awareness of the organization within the community,

  • such as the annual “Golf Classic” and the “Taste of Adams Morgan,” both annual events.

  • Established public-private partnership with “Bee Thrifty” a thrift shop.

  • Interfaced with corporate partners and major donors to cultivate, steward and solicit funds.

  • Created a diversified fundraising platform including direct mail, online donations, United Way and CFC, event

  • fundraising, capital campaign giving and direct asks, launching Planned Giving in 2013.

  • Responsible for volunteer management, create and implement programs to partner with businesses to increase

  • volunteer hours.

 

Independent Consultant

Rebecca Diamond Marketing, Northern Virginia September 2008 – August 2011

Provided fundraising and marketing consulting for small to medium sized profit and non-profit organizations

  • Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists – 2011, Melwood Nationwide PGA Tour 2009, 2010, 2011

  • Fundraising consultant to Brotman, Winter, Fried Communications event division

 

Community Relations Director
Southern Hospitality Automotive Group, Northern Virginia 

Managed a $100,000 annual philanthropic budget.

  • Built and maintained relationships with the American Cancer Society, the charity of choice.

 

EDUCATION

  • Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

  • Leadership Greater Washington: Effective Leadership Institute

  • Center for Non-Profit Advancement: Executive Leadership Certificate

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MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals, National and D.C. Chapters

  • American Association of Museums

  • Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association

 

Board Member

  • Metro Board, Greater Washington Boys and Girls Clubs

  • Fairfax County Boys and Girls Club

  • Vienna Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce

  • Reston Raiders Hockey Club

  • Greater Merrifield Business Association

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