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​© Copyright 2013-2019 Lisa Mighetto

Non-Profit Management

Organizing Annual Conference

 

As executive director of the American Society for Environmental History, one of my major responsibilities was helping to organize the annual conference, which grew from 350 attendees to more than 700 attendees. Typically, the conference included 100 sessions, 10-12 field trips, several workshops, poster sessions, banquets, and more. Organizing field trips often involved selecting sites, locating local guides, arranging transportation, and negotiating vendor contracts. in addition, I have served as the local arrangements chair for three conferences, which provided an understanding from the perspective of a volunteer. Also, I prepared guidelines on conference organizing for the local arrangements and program committees.

 

Preparing Conference Program

 

Worked with local arrangements committees and graphic designers in producing more than 10 conference programs, including 70 pages of event listings, session schedules, publishing advertisements, maps, and illustrations. Includes preparation of online programs and apps.

 

Editing Quarterly E-Newsletter

 

Responsibilities included production (soliciting articles and formatting text and graphics) and distribution and posting on ASEH's website.

 

Maintaining Website and Facebook Pages

 

Served as webmaster for ASEH, working with a digital communications committee in developing and posting content.

 

Fundraising

 

Responsibilities included working with committees to establish fundraising goals and to help draft and implement a strategic plan. Also prepared donor database. Completed fundraising course on donor development at University of Washington.

 

Grant Writing

 

Prepared proposals for a variety of projects and programs, including scope of work, task plan, staffing, and budgets. Have received grants from federal agencies and private foundations.

 

Mobilizing Volunteers

 

Assisted many committees for various organizations in establishing objectives and in planning and scheduling.

 

Supervising Research Projects and Workshops

 

Served as project manager and principal investigator for many research projects and workshops, including obtaining funding from public and private sources. Supervised environmental histories in Hawaiʻi, Death Valley, and Seattle.

 

Strategic Planning and Coordinating with Non-Profit Boards

 

Responsibilities included drafting agendas for board meetings and facilitating communication among board members. Assisted in developing strategic plans and annual budgets.