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Development and Outreach

Region & Category
Central Mountains, Northeast, Nationwide, Ft.Collins/Greeley, Denver Metro, Pikes Peak Region
Job Category: 
Administrative | Communications | Development | Volunteer Management | Other

I am a senior at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. I have worked in multiple nonprofits to develop and manage their fundraising, communications, and overall outreach into the community. After graduation in May of 2019, I am looking to move to the Colorado area to explore the beautiful nature that surrounds it. 

  • Fundraising and Development
  • Budgeting and Spreadsheets
  • Communications
  • Social Media
  • Blackbaud
  • Canva
  • Event Planning
  • Donor Relations
  • Volunteer Management
  • Cvent
Outreach and Engagement Coordinator
Aug, 2018
Anicira Veterinary and Adoption Center - Harrisonburg, VA
  • Worked with leadership team to develop nonprofit
  • Respond and communicate effectively on social media platforms to potential adopters and clients
  • Project manager for a $20,000 fundraising campaign
  • Increase social media engagement by 12,000 people on average through creative content
  • Creatively relate to donors through personal emails, letters, and interactions
Development Intern
May, 2018 to Jul, 2018
Anicira Veterinary and Adoption Center - Harrisonburg, VA
  • Redeveloped Volunteer Program and Incentives to recruit and engage
  • Successfully planned and oversaw an online fundraising campaign that raised $2,162 in 14 days.
Project Manager
Jan, 2018 to May, 2018
Spark Collective - Harrisonburg, VA
  • Scheduled and managed a group of 10 peers in order to create graphics and marketing deliverables for a major fundraiser in the community
Fundraising Intern
Aug, 2017 to May, 2018
New Creation - Harrisonburg, VA
  • Planned and executed two major fundraising events that generated $50,000 in donations
  • Facilitated relationships with businesses in the community to deliver a unique silent auction to guests
Treasure/Fundraising Director
Apr, 2018
Eta Sigma Delta Honor Society - James Madison University, VA
  • Work on Executive Board to oversee budget and dues of over 100 members
Dining Manager
May, 2018 to Dec, 2018
HM 417 Advanced Event Management - James Madison Unversity, VA
  • Chosen to plan and execute with a group of 4 other peers
  • Chosen to create and present a conference proposal to Hershey Destination Services
  • Managed a budget of $3,500 for a guest count of 85
  • Create a unique experience for guests with a themed dinner
School and Location: 
James Madison University - Harrisonburg, VA
Dates Attended: 
2015 to 2019
Bachelor’s Degree
Field of Study: 
Hospitality Management
Activities and Societies: 
InterVarsity Gamma Sigma Sigma, Eta Delta Chapter Eta Sigma Delta, JMU Chapter InterVarsity Justice Team Member
Minors: General Business, Nonprofit Studies
Contact Info
Full Name: 
Heather Raymond
742 Downing Farm Road
Front Royal, VA 22630
Email Address:
Achievements & Awards: 
Cvent CertificationTiPs Certification ServSafe Certification Social Tables Certification Dean's List Fall 2017
Affiliations & Community Involvement: 
New Creation Sales Volunteer