Carol G. Eddy

 Providing expertise in:
  • developing and managing constituency-based institutional advancement programs

  • designing development programs and targeted fund raising strategies

  • training and motivating staff, volunteers, and Board leadership in a wide range of fund raising techniques

  • preparing solicitation materials, proposals, and publications

  • improving donor records management and research

Most recently, Ms. Eddy has completed a year-long project with Amnesty International USA to design, staff, and implement an expanded major gifts program which successfully increased income by 20%. Her responsibilities included identifying and recruiting donors at or above the $10,000 gift level, creating gift categories, preparing leadership for donor visits, staging cultivation events, and creating materials. Past projects include assisting the American Museum of the Moving Image with long-term cultivation of new prospects, providing the Westchester Arts Council with technical assistance to mid-size organizations, and assisting the Environmental Defense Fund with program planning.

From 1987 to 1993, Ms. Eddy was Director of Major Gifts at the Environmental Defense Fundís New York headquarters. She was responsible for $3 million in annual gifts; worked with trustees on face-to-face solicitations; handled special events, mailings, proposals, and overall fund raising program design; and coordinated nation-wide fund raising activities for six offices. Her tenure included the establishment of donor records management and gift tracking systems that enabled segmented solicitations.

Prior to 1987, she served as Director of Development of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University for three years where she managed annual campaigns, foundation/corporation giving, and a $4 million capital project and recruited members of new executive board and volunteer committees. She also served as Director of the DeGolyer Estate, a division of the Dallas Department of Cultural Affairs, where she was responsible for program development and fund raising for a cultural center, event planning, volunteer management, and consensus building in city-wide arts projects. Preceding her fund raising career, Ms. Eddy was Assistant Director of Education at the Joslyn Art Museum, managing the Museumís education program, including an extensive series of fine art classes.

She is affiliated with the National Society of Fundraising Executives, the Planned Giving Group of Greater New York, and Women in Financial Development and has trained in development with the Grantsmanship Center, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, and the Williamsburg Development Institute. An active workshop leader and trainer herself, she has presented for the Support Center of New York, the American Council for the Arts, the Nonprofit Management Association, and many more organizations.

Ms. Eddy holds a B.A. with distinction in Fine Arts from Indiana University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a M.A. in Humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas. Ms. Eddy is also a fine artist in the medium of ceramic sculpture, with several gallery and exhibition projects to her credit and several years of experience as an art instructor.




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