Natalie K. Hall

Freelance Grant Writer & Copywriter

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Location:Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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Natalie K. Hall
Bloomington/Indianapolis, IN

WORK EXPERIENCE

The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
March 2012 - present
•Position the institute for success by creating, implementing, and documenting processes for basic fundraising infrastructure.
•Define and analyze key fundraising metrics to evaluate program performance and set goals.
•Plan and execute all development events including board dinners and meetings, cultivation and stewardship events, and collaborative out-of-state fundraising events.
•Identify and maximize outreach opportunities to raise awareness of the institute.
•Create and maintain healthy annual fund program, including direct response, grants, and events.
•Design and implement an effective major gifts program.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana
ANNUAL FUND MANAGER
August 2011 - March 2012
•Managed grant processes including research, writing, and editing proposals for philanthropic foundations.
•Developed and proposed strategies for solicitation of major gifts to donor relations officers.
•Wrote, edited, and proofread copy for organization web pages, quarterly newsletters, and annual reports.
•Ensured development team was tactically engaging key individuals and identified donor segments by representing the development department on the External Affairs Strategic Messaging Task Force.
•Restructured agency-wide acknowledgment program to include donor centric focus.
•Planned, budgeted, and executed all aspects of Annual Board Meeting for more than 70 guests.
•Exceeded FY12 direct response goal by 46% through management of 20 annual mailings including content generation, copywriting, creative direction, and list segmentation, exceeding FY12 goal by 46%.
•Surpassed benefit auction goal by more than $20,000 by leading committee in all aspects of planning and execution.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana
DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE COORDINATOR
November 2009 - August 2011
•Exceeded FY11 direct response goal by 31% through coordination of 25 annual mailings including copywriting, creative direction, and list segmentation.
•Led Planned Parenthood Young Leaders (PPYL) in successful community outreach events such as 80’s Prom, Banned Books Luncheon, Halloween Spooktacular, and Rock-the-Vote RockBand event.
•Identified, researched, and qualified major gift prospects by researching and analyzing individuals, corporations, and foundations.
•Wrote, edited, and proofread copy for organization web pages, quarterly newsletters, and annual reports.
•Surpassed benefit auction goal by more than $10,000 by leading committee in all aspects of planning and execution.
•Managed development department’s information resources, including identification and selection of cultivation and stewardship pieces.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana
DONOR RELATIONS COORDINATOR
September 2008 - October 2009
•Organized Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) Central Region Conference for more than 100 attendees from eight states. Secured plenary speakers, arranged travel, planned workshops, and recruited and managed a 40 member volunteer team.
•Coordinated annual giving campaign for more than 200 employees exceeding $16,000 goal.
•Acted as staff liaison to annual fundraising gala benefit auction and vendor committees.
•Wrote, edited, and proofread copy for organization web pages, quarterly newsletters, and annual reports.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana
DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT
July 2008 - September 2008
•Nominated as Development Team representative for interdepartmental committees and task forces.
•Prepared detailed, up-to-date research briefings on prospects and/or groups of prospects for development staff and senior management, in advance of calls and events in order to obtain optimal outcomes.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Public Relations Society of America, Hoosier Chapter
August 2012 - present
•Engage in professional networking for career mentoring and knowledge sharing.
•Stay up-to-date on latest public relations news, case studies, and webinars.

Association of Fundraising Professionals, Central Indiana Chapter
April 2012 - present
•Attend educational and networking events.
•Awarded scholarship for use toward professional development opportunities.

INTERN AND VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

Middle Way House, Bloomington, Indiana
VOLUNTEER GRANT RESEARCHER/WRITER
June 2012 - present
•Use Foundation Center, GuideStar, and CD Publications for viable funding opportunities.
•Write and submit grant applications and reports.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana, Bloomington/Indianapolis, Indiana
INTERN
January 2008 - May 2008
•Streamlined data storage and organizational system at Bloomington health center.
•Designed and implemented educational outreach activities in coordination with sexuality educator.
•Provided support to annual fundraising gala benefit auction and vendor committees.

Indiana Daily Student, Bloomington, Indiana
PAGE DESIGNER
June 2006 - December 2006
•Visually, graphically designed newspaper pages using Adobe InDesign software.
•Ensured that page design adhered to style preferences of IDS newspaper editors.

Indiana University Wright-Todd Residence Hall Association, Bloomington, Indiana
TREASURER
August 2003 - May 2004
•Maintained accurate account of revenues and expenditures.
•Provided up-to-date budget reports at monthly meetings.

TECHNOLOGY
•Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Blackbaud’s The Raiser’s Edge, and Greater Giving Event Software.
•Familiar with Adobe InDesign, SAP Crystal Reports, and IU’s Advancement Information System and IQ.

EDUCATION

THE FUNDRAISING SCHOOL, Center on Philanthropy, Indianapolis, Indiana
May 2012 - August 2012
•Successful completion of Principles and Techniques of Fundraising.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY, College of Arts and Sciences, Bloomington, Indiana May 2008
Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Culture
Minors: International Studies, Telecommunications
Skills (2) Rating
Grant Writing
Copywriting