About Jessica Cloud, CFRE
My career started in phonathon, as a student caller my freshman year of college. Since that time, many moons ago, I have worked in nearly every area of development and currently serve as Vice President for Advancement at Starr King School for the Ministry.
I am also a Certified Fundraising Executive who has worked in fundraising for nearly 17 years (12 of that full time). I worked with RuffaloCODY (now Ruffalo Noel Levitz) and the University of South Carolina for five years, and then returned to my alma mater (the University of Southern Mississippi) to administer a comprehensive annual giving program.
In one year, we increased the total dollars raised by over 300%, and in three years we increased the number of first-time donors by 285%. During my tenure, the total number of yearly donors to the USM Foundation increased from about 3,000 to over 8,000. In 2012, we launched the first faculty-staff giving campaign for USM, and employee giving rose from 10% to over 32% in three months.
I have routinely hosted conferences, given presentations, conducted training webinars and even published a book on fundraising. I have a strong background in training and was a sought-after trainer for new phonathon managers during my time at RuffaloCODY.
I am the real deal!
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• University of Alabama Annual Giving and Alumni Association
• Samford University Phonathon
• Successful Fundraising Calls: A Phonathon Scripting Workshop available at Academic Impressions