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Matthew Souther

Career Statement

Tech-savvy membership driver, strategic project manager, and multi-talented team player.  Committed to making a substantial positive impact on the world through advanced information and relationship management for a dynamic organization.

Net Impact
San Francisco, CA
August 2007–October 2010:
Membership Associate / Executive Assistant

PROJECT MANAGEMENT:

  • Managed speaker identification, cultivation and handling for Issues in Depth, a weekly webinar series reaching 3,000 members annually; speakers included Jeffrey Hollender of Seventh Generation, Dave Stangis of Campbell Soup Company and Gillian Caldwell of 1Sky
  • Led a team of internal staff and vendors in exploration and planning for a member database switchover
  • Planned and executed Net Impact's 2010 office move, including vendor negotiation
  • Trained staff on key functions and delegated responsibility across the organization

DATA MANAGEMENT:

  • Strategically managed a member database of nearly 40,000 records across several platforms
  • Maintained admin control over Salesforce, managing users, campaigns, reports, accounts and contacts
  • Assessed and reported on membership and program metrics

MARKETING/COMMUNICATIONS:

  • Strategized and implemented high-profile webpages, standard email template responses, and member life-cycle communications
  • Contributed writing to grant proposals, letters to major funders and speaker invitations
  • Provided engaging, expert mediation and support to stakeholders across the spectrum

Building Bridges Child Development Center
Oakland, CA
June 2009–present
Board of Directors

  • Served on the Board Technology and Finance Committees
  • Initiated and implemented a Salesforce outreach and donor database

On Queue Performing Artists
Cooperstown, NY
January–February 2007
Intern

  • Managed and streamlined a large contact database in ACT!
  • Developed marketing collateral and email
Education

Bennington College
B.A., Music, June 2007
Activities: Student Council, Editor of College Week
Awards: Recipient of the John Hendrick Memorial Commission, awarded annually to one graduating senior for accomplishment in musical composition

The University of Nottingham (Nottingham, UK)
Study abroad, January–May 2006

Extras

Ambitious musician, cyclist, volunteer, reader and communitarian

References available upon request. Contact matthewsouther(at)matthewsouther.com for more information.