Saturday, September 5, 2020

Summer 2020: Lake Street Council

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, Lake Street Council quickly became a focal point for supporting the rebuilding of hundreds businesses that saw hundreds of millions of dollars in damage on and near Lake Street in Minneapolis.

With Lake Street Council's team, 

  • I drafted a narrative story of how Lake Street Council with four permanent staff almost instantly geared up to become the largest source of support for hundreds of recovering businesses.

  • I drafted a donor management plan for an organization that went from a handful of contributions in 2019 to more than 75,000 in 2020.

  • I coordinated millions of dollars in contributions from foundations, corporations, employee matching gift programs, groups holding fundraisers, and individual donors. 

  • I drafted an updated organizational chart and work plan.

  • I shepherded a plan for incorporating art and artists in the rebuilding process.