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					                                                ALAN KARMIN
    7 Sandy Hill Road, Westfield, NJ 07090, 908-789-9035 (home), 732-261-1387 (cell),

Successful Non-Profit Professional with a flair for making positive things happen. Exceptionally creative and
innovative. Powerful leadership and management expertise. Over 20 years experience in developing and managing
strategies for generating revenue. Comfortable initiating and building rapport with affluent individuals as well as with
program coordinators. Expert in financial planning and analysis. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong organizational and facilitation abilities. Effective sales and presentation skills. Poised and confident
addressing diverse audiences. Experienced managing large groups of people and overseeing operations.

Employment History
     Director of Development and Marketing                                                           Present
     American Red Cross, Tri-County Chapter, Plainfield, New Jersey
     Responsible for all aspects of fundraising, as well as marketing and public relations. Engineered new strategic
     development plan to increase annual giving and major gifts. Utilized PR skills and connections to increase
     visibility of Chapter in the media. Cleaned up database and implemented new database program; oversaw
     streamlining of mail campaign to maximize efforts and minimize costs; cultivated new relationships;
     spearheaded campaign to increase revenue of clothing donation bin initiative by 600%.

     Executive Director of Development                                                              2004-2005
     Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, New Jersey
     Cultivated relationships and spearheaded initiatives for long-term giving. Developed and initiated
     comprehensive development plan to meet and surpass both short and long-term initiatives. Responsible for
     Annual Fund campaign, Major Gifts and Planned Giving, as well as Corporate and Foundation Giving.
     Coordinated exhaustive fundraising efforts including direct mail, e-mail and phone solicitations. Initiated and
     oversaw start-up of Online Giving. Worked to re-establish Bloomfield College Alumni Association after it had
     been moribund for over 10 years. Increased donor participation by 15% for the Bloomfield College Annual
     Fund Campaign. Employed marketing and PR strategies that brought back donors who hadn’t given in a while,
     brought on board many first-time donors, and drew many donors who decided to give a “second” gift.

     Manager of Foundations and Grant Development                                                     2002-2004
     Easter Seals New Jersey, East Brunswick, New Jersey
     Responsible for developing strategies, cultivating relationships and creating initiatives to establish, secure, and
     maintain major donor base. Researched and wrote grant proposals directed at private foundations and
     corporations, as well as the state and federal governments for funding of all programs and services provided
     by the organization. Wrote and obtained $18M federal grant. Increased private grant funding by 500% in first
     year. Optimized investment portfolio resulting in 400% increase in fund output.

     Director of Development, Director of Public Relations                                         1999-2002
     Institute for Rehabilitation of Laryngectomees, Piscataway, New Jersey
     Recruited to engineer start-up of not-for-profit organization. Successful fundraising and PR work led to being
     named a member of the Board of Directors. Developed and executed public relations plans. Created press
     materials and educational brochures. Orchestrated executive speaking engagements and guest appearances.
     Developed and executed fundraising strategies. Wrote grants and cultivated relationships with donors.

     Marketing Communications Manager                                                              2001-2002
     National Insurance Programs, Woodbridge, New Jersey
     Worked directly with CEO and COO to establish strategic objectives for firm. Developed and executed
     marketing and public relations plans. Increased client leads through reciprocal web-links with other
     organizations. Supervised all corporate written materials. Reviewed, edited and authored press materials and
     marketing materials. Designed graphics for logos and national ad campaign.

     Senior Copywriter, Marketing Project Coordinator                                              1998-2001
     Siemens AG and Siemens Hearing Instruments, Piscataway, New Jersey
     Provided creative direction for product literature copy and assisted with graphic design. Speech writer for
     executives. Developed and executed successful national marketing and public relations campaigns. Planned
     and coordinated creative marketing events. Authored press materials, promotional and educational literature.

     Commodities Trader                                                             1997-1998
     New York Commodities Exchange, New York Mercantile Exchange, New York Coffee, Sugar & Cocoa
     Exchange, New York Cotton and Orange Juice Exchange, New York, New York
     Traded commodities futures and options. Researched and analyzed trends.

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                                               ALAN KARMIN
    7 Sandy Hill Road, Westfield, NJ 07090, 908-789-9035 (home), 732-261-1387 (cell),

    Associate Editor                                                                                       1997
    Construction Data Corporation, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    Responsible for acquiring vital information relative to major construction projects in the Northeast region of the
    United States. Broke company records for acquisitions.

    Teacher and Coach                                                                             1992-1997
    Holmdel, Middletown, Highland Park, New Jersey
    Taught middle school and high school students. Coached varsity field hockey, basketball and softball.
    Responsible for running programs with an excess of 50 athletes. Honored by the New Jersey State Legislature
    for “praiseworthy determination and spirit” for leading the Middletown High School South field hockey team to
    capture the 1995 state championship.

    Event Coordinator                                                                               1994-1996
    Garden State Games, Edison, New Jersey
    Worked to raise substantial funding following major budget slice by Governor’s office. Enabled statewide
    organization to become self-sufficient through private funding for the first time. Responsible for 100+

    Journalist                                                                                      1990-1994
    Greater Media Newspapers, East Brunswick, NJ
    Served as staff writer, investigative reporter, columnist and copy editor for chain of weekly newspapers.
    Received “Journalist of the Year”, 1991; garnered awards for Excellence in Writing and Reporting from the
    Society of Professional Journalists, 1990, 1992, 1993.

    President                                                                                    1982-1989
    Belmont & Company, New York, New York
    Oversaw daily operations of commodities brokerage firm with 60 employees. Responsible for cultivating
    relationships with customers/clients and bringing in billable business. Hired and managed personnel. Managed
    budgets and provided financial strategies and planning.

    On-air Reporter, Talk Show Host, News Writer                                                 1978-1982
    WNWS Radio, WVCG Radio, Associated Press, United Press International, Miami, Florida
    Served as on-air personality for news and sports. Hosted late-night talk show. Worked as stringer for AP and
    UPI national wire services. Elected to Alpha Epsilon Rho, National Broadcasters’ Honor Society, 1980.

Technology Skills
    Viking, Donor Dynamics, Raiser’s Edge, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), MS FrontPage, MS Publisher,
    PageMaker, Photoshop, Quark, ImageSplitter, HTML.

Education and Training
      Communications and Journalism, Bachelor of Arts, University of Miami, Florida, 1982
      Business, Brooklyn College
      Journalism and English, Brigham Young University

Community Involvement
      Director of Public Relations, Executive Board Member, Children’s Rights Council of New Jersey,
       SafeHarbor Child Transfer Access Center, Family Support Organization of Union County
      Over 20 years experience as a coach and coordinator of youth programs.
      Senior Vice President, Executive Board Member, Coach, Sayreville Athletic Association
      Coach, United States Field Hockey Association
      Coordinator, Coach, JCC of Central Jersey Basketball, Girls’ Travel Softball, Girls’ Travel Basketball

                                        References Available Upon Request

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