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Location: Belgrade, MN, USA
School: St. Cloud State University
Major: Bachelors - Marketing


Kari L. Goldschmidt

22117 Hwy 71 ------------ cell
Belgrade MN 56312 ------------


Administrator / Marketing / Fund Development / Community Engagement / Communications with 28 years experience in organizational and program development, implementation, management and evaluation. Proven experience in office/organizational administration, client/customer relations, program/project coordination, organizational/departmental budget, adherence to policies and procedures, and efficiency improvement. Proficient in marketing and promotion, fundraising, and working with community and media. Vast experience in coordinating special events, fundraisers, donor programs, and volunteers. Experience in grant writing a plus.


1989 Bachelor of Science Marketing / Business St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud, MN

1985 High School Diploma Belgrade High School
Belgrade, MN

Continuous professional training in office administration, project management, communication and leadership skills. Specialized focus on people with disabilities, seniors, hunger and poverty.

Participation and graduation of Leadership Perspectives and Vision 2040 Leadership programs.

Demonstrated Strengths

— Leadership and Team Building — Fundraising / Development
— Collaboration with Team — Networking / Community Integration
— Marketing and Promotion — Social Media / Content Marketing
Customer Service — Community Impact & Engagement
— Creativity and Independence — Accountability
— Project & Database Management — Strategic Thinking
— Database Management — Special Event Planning
·Volunteer Management · Desktop Publishing / Design

Demonstrated Key Success

Special Event / Fundraising Event: consistent yearly increase in Attendance and/or Participants, Outreach, Sponsorship, Donors, and Profit raised for each key event.
Professional Experience

United Way of West Central Minnesota
Community Impact & Engagement Director March 2016 - May 2019
Help develop strategic community outreach based on the overall marketing program to include special events, community events, trade shows and agency fairs. Oversee and manage major fundraising special events. Recruit, develop and manage high level campaign volunteer positions. Establish and maintain relationships with various business campaigns, priority donors, prospects, and volunteers. Manage and maintain the United Way Volunteer Center and Get Connected Volunteer portal. Oversee the United Way's Empower: Women United group. Develop content and distribute Empower E-newsletter quarterly. Provide content for Social Media posts and website updates. Attend and engaged in community efforts such as Chamber Connections, Social Media Breakfast and 1MC (1 million cups).

Willmar Area Food Shelf
Interim Director May - September 2015
Assistant Director - Marketing & Fund Development November 2013 – November 2015
Assist the Executive Director in providing over-all leadership: operational plans, procedures, practices and mode of operation. Play a key role in the development and implementation of short and long term goals. Assists ED to communicate and uphold the policies while managing resources to meet team targets, which include budget management, meeting the community’s needs and client satisfaction. Manages all marketing activities, graphic design, content development for radio, print and online media, direct response/community campaigns, event support/publicity, public relations, marketing/branding and advertising. Manages all fund development activities including grant writing, cultivation and stewardship of donors, event planning, and identifying new resources.

Volunteer Coordinator November 2012 - November 2013
Work with staff and volunteers to identify volunteer needs and opportunities. Implement and support best practices for volunteer program. Recruit, interview and screen volunteers. Conduct new volunteer orientation and training. Maintain volunteer manual, volunteer position descriptions and volunteer files.
Assess and evaluate the volunteer program. Plan quarterly Volunteer Appreciation/Training events.

Arc Kandiyohi County
Office Manager February 2009 – November 2012
Perform customer service and office administrative duties while promoting and advocating Arc’s philosophy, mission and strategies. Assist Executive Director with Administrative, Financial, Marketing and Promotions for the organization. Take advocacy requests and direct to available resources. Assist with management and organization of programs and services. Management databases. Assist in fundraising and special event planning and implementation.

Family Video
Customer Service Representative May 2010 - November 2012
Perform customer service duties including receiving and dispersing of movies, as well as sales of movies, snacks, beverages, and other items. Perform cashier and banking activities, complete inventories, and other administrative functions as directed.

Willmar Hearing Aid Center, Inc. – Willmar
Office Administrator August 2007 – October 2008
Perform Office Administrator duties for Willmar Hearing Aid Center, Inc., World of Sound, Inc. and 18 branches/service centers. Oversee daily operations and staffing of the company including but not limited to Administrative, Financial, Marketing and Promotions, and Human Resources. Assist in monitoring productivity and efficiency. Perform supervisory and supportive role for a staff of 12 employees.

administration, fund development, community engagement, communications, special event planning