Yawntreshia’s Nonprofit Experience Includes:
◌ Resource Development Manager for Project Hopewell, Inc. Increased fundraising results by 130%. Developed the strategic planning of all fund development/fundraising, grant writing, marketing, volunteer management, and communication activities to build resources. Created and managed all content; website, and social media spaces; submitted grant proposals and built relationships with foundations and funders.
◌ Lead Public Policy Coordinator for the American Lung Association/Smoke Free Alabama. Advocated for tobacco-free policies for restaurants and worksites through out Jefferson County, Alabama. Led Smoke Free Birmingham campaign with indelible results in 15 months: 23,217 donors, 15,000 letters of support, 5,493 miles, 989 carnival participants, 300 volunteers, 96 presentations, 100 opinion leaders, and 23 model worksites.
◌ Served AmeriCorps with Railroad Park Foundation. Revitalized the volunteer program of the nonprofit foundation that operates internationally awarded 19-acre green space, Railroad Park, in the middle of downtown Birmingham. Recruited over 200 volunteers and formed general Park volunteer teams to keep Railroad Park beautiful and support the public/private partnership; supervised Railroad Park Foundation internship program.
◌ Chaired the Junior League of Birmingham’s (JLB) ‘Project Yummy’, a child nutrition and mobile kitchen initiative to reverse childhood obesity. Provided oversight for 60 Project Yummy events serving over 5,400 residents; increased number of events 21.28%.
◌ Served as a board member and officer (Treasurer then Finance Director) for Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform Foundation. Converted organization from cash basis to accrual basis.
◌ Procurement & Credentialing Manager for the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board. Supervised the procurement process of the designing, planning and construction of new 140,000 sq. feet six building CSB campus. Renegotiated contracts for investment activities and cut costs 46%.
◌ Currently serving as a board member and Treasurer of SWEET Alabama. Implemented an officer transition process, facilitating development plan planning, and creating financial systems & policies for organization.
◌ Assessed and determined community volunteer placements for JLB membership and awarded 40 grants ranging from awards of $2,000 to $25,000 each as a Community Research Volunteer; allocated $275,000 in funding to nonprofits.