She is both deeply strategic and highly tactical, skills that have served Julie well in building and overseeing comprehensive fundraising programs. In her six-year tenure at Pepperwood Preserve, (2012-2018), Julie grew annual giving almost 1,200%, ($93,000 to $1.2M). This past fiscal year, Julie exceeded the individual giving goal by 100%, ($600,000 to $1.2M). She works closely with boards of directors, development committees and key staff members to develop and implement fundraising and communications strategies.
Recognizing that successful nonprofit organizations must be run like businesses; Julie continually has her eye on both revenue opportunities and expense reductions. During her tenure as Executive Director of the Healdsburg Animal Shelter, she decreased medical expenses by 75% while increasing fundraising revenue 358%.