Knowing my heart was in nonprofits, I eventually transitioned from the international corporate world in Manhattan into nonprofits and became the development manager for an organization in Central Florida. After completing a major capital campaign and realizing my strength in developing relationships and mutually beneficial partnerships, I began working for a national nonprofit organization and decided that my career anchors would forever be dropped in the nonprofit world.
Quite often nonprofits work with limited budgets and huge missions. I set my goals on showing nonprofits how to produce amazing work with the funds at hand while simultaneously diversifying their revenue streams. Whether a small budget or a large budget, the opportunity to change the world is around every corner.
My overall commitment to each nonprofit I help is to make them realize their greater potential, create an ambitious yet achievable revenue model, and work with all its might to help accomplish strategic and financial success to better serve their respective communities. Passion to Purpose. Life’s too short not to love your job!
Rosie has a rich and impressive resume of local and national nonprofit experience spanning more than 20 years. She spearheaded fund development and marketing efforts for several large nonprofits. Rosie has extensive experience in donor development, stewardship, moves management, and cultivation. Her comprehensive skills in donor relations ensure that funders experience the high-quality interactions that foster long-term engagement and investment.
Rosie served as the Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships for the Assistance Fund, Inc. for six years. She increased the annual appeal revenue by more than 120% over the previous year and helped secure more than $6 million in funding. She authored the organization’s strategic plan and Board documents. The Board member investment was 100%. During her nine year tenure at Girl Scouts of Citrus, Rosie held multiple fundraising roles from Development Manager to Chief Development Officer. Her development career also includes assisting with a $42 million capital campaign for the Orlando Science Center and increasing revenue by 31% for the Hope and Help Center of Central Florida.
A dedicated member of the nonprofit community, Rosie serves on several local and national committees and boards, including the American Cancer Society and the United Way. Additionally, she serves on the national Board for Pride Live Nation. Her passion for nonprofits is a true asset as she assists Convergent clients.
Summary of Experience
- Secured more than $6 million for patients with chronic diseases by developing relationships with representatives of major pharmaceutical companies.
- Launched a major initiative to increase diversity and inclusion within the Girl Scout council resulting in a 23% increase in membership.
- Increased the Girl Scouts of Citrus product program by 28% and raised$2 million in camp developments.
- National conference speaker with a focus on donor retention, donor deliverables, and diversifying revenue streams.
- Bachelors in Business from St. Peter’s College; Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Nova Southeastern University.