Jessica Martin has dedicated nearly three decades to helping
children, families, and animals in need. She has become
exceptionally skilled in organizational planning, philanthropic
strategy and system development, nonprofit policy, technical
writing, grants management, and major gifts programs.
For many years, Jessica served as the Director of Foundation Giving and Major Gifts at one of the nation’s largest children’s hospitals. With her leadership, the department achieved a historical $118 million in philanthropic revenue with nearly $36 million in new grants.
Her experience also includes directing the fund development efforts of a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to victims of child abuse and neglect, as well as an organizational restructure. There, she secured national public, private and government funding, successfully increasing revenue by 300% in her first two years.
Jessica joins Mandy to discuss shelter / funder relations in this two-part series.