Christine’s experience in the non-profit sector has been life long as has her passion for it.
She is an accomplished fundraiser, trainer/facilitator, analyst, process and systems expert. She enjoys empowering people in nonprofits so they can not only reach their goals but exceed them.
During her time at George Washington University she gravitated to the city’s rich non-profit environment and after graduation worked in development positions at Share Our Strength and Ashoka.
Following her graduation from New York University with a Master’s in Public Administration and focus on Non-Profit Management, she worked at Special Olympics International which enabled her to make an impact in many critical areas within the movement – Fundraising(Global Trainer and Strategic Gifts), Organizational Development(Asia Pacific), Program Development and Planning(HQ). She helped the organization raise millions of dollars every year, stewarded VIP donors, and created powerful assets the organization is still using today.
She also played a pivotal role while on the staff of Washington National Cathedral. She directed Development operations, where she oversaw prospect research, stewardship, events, the Raiser’s Edge database, and gift processing. Working with consultants, she re-engineered the database to improve gift processes that positively impacted the entire Cathedral’s ability to fundraise.
While at Special Olympics she oversaw the Salesforce implementation process joining four different departments under one CRM. Special Olympics needed to eliminate silos and redundancies and improve coordination and collaboration among departments to increase their fundraising potential. They chose Salesforce and saw great results: silos broken, increased fundraising, increased understanding of the donor base, reduced duplication of effort, and high adoption rates of the Salesforce system.
Through these personal and professional experiences she has become extremely passionate about how people, processes, and technology can come together to create lasting and positive changes for a non profit.
She is involved in her church in many ways, primarily as the co-chair of the Capital Campaign committee and as Sunday School teacher. She lives in Kensington, MD with her husband and daughter.