Starting in August of 2011, worked with a small team to successfully raise more than $83,000 in a ten month period to ensure the Weaverville Joss House was removed from the California State Parks closure list.

Activity included:

  • Integrating new cloud based internal systems to track leads, donors, follow up to insure that key team members had access to information/ ability to update at any given time
  • Recruiting new board members to take on essential operational tasks including a new Treasurer to ensure effective donation management and tracking
  • Developing and utilizing a new web presence that includes fundraising capabilities, email newsletter and social media capabilities
  • Developing targeted relationships within the Bay Area Chinese community
  • Developing and implementing a local fundraising plan that was responsible for 50% of funds raised
  • Working closely with local and state elected leaders to leverage their networks for additional donors and legislative assistance
  • Coordinating with local and state agency staff