Donald Savoie
Non-Profit Director & Consultant
(415) 341-7810
San Francisco
  • Establishing coalitions with constituent groups including members, committees, volunteers, and external audiences; 
  • Leading teams for organizations from formation to periods of substantial-growth and transition; 
  • Developing and implementing mission-driven programs and services; 
Skills
Fundraising
Strategic Planning
Community Outreach
Program Development
Grant Writing & Stewardship
Marketing Communication
Public Speaking
Budget Implementation
Notary Public
Special Event Production
Website Design
Social Media
Technical Knowledge
G Suite
Microsoft Office
Adobe Creative Suite
Database Systems
Education
Penn State University

Bachelor’s Degree, Communication

Certifications
Notary Public, California

Commissioned until 2022

Non-Profit Management

Institute for Organization Management, US Chamber of Commerce

Leadership Training
Leadership San Francisco

Leadership San Francisco is a community service program sponsored by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.

Donald Savoie
Non-Profit Director & Consultant

Experience
Director of Marketing and Communications
Civic Center Community Benefit District & Mid Market CBD2017-2017
  • Developed marketing and communication plans for the merged staffs of the Civic Center CBD and the Mid Market CBD;
  • Promoted new initiatives such as the Commons' Third Thursday Events;
Non-Profit Consultant
Savoie Consulting2000-present

I have supplemented my background and skills by working as a consultant with various entities on a contractual basis.


Executive Director
Civic Center Community Benefit District2011-2017

The Civic Center CBD is a special assessment district organized by a group of concerned property owners, arts organizations, government entities, and other stakeholders.


Executive Director
AIGA San Francisco2005-2011

The San Francisco chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, represents over 1,600 designers in graphics, interaction, experience, motion, and affiliated fields in the Greater Bay Area.


Executive Director
Golden Gate Performing Arts/SFGMC2004-2005
  • Served as chief executive and development officer for performing arts organization;
  • Produced concerts for subscription series and other community outreach efforts;
  • Stewarded personal donations and corporate sponsorship revenue;
  • Created centralized database for subscribers, donors and volunteer membership;
  • Administered arts and performance grants from local agencies;
Executive Director
Associates of the Boston Public Library2000-2003
  • Served as the chief development officer for cultural organization;
  • Raised major gifts and annual fund gifts for the Library’s special collections and rare items;
  • Established David McCullough Conservation Fund” for rare items;
Executive Director
West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce1996-2000
  • Formed two business improvement districts (BIDs), one for the arts & design community, the other for the Sunset Strip;
  • Administered economic development & transportation grants from local and state agencies;
  • Member of Citizens Advisory Committee for award-winning “Santa Monica Boulevard Master Plan;"
Volunteer Experience
  • Former Board Member - 2008-2011
  • Center for Architecture + Design
  • Former Treasurer - 2004-2005
  • Golden Gate Business Association
  • Former Board Member- 2002-2003
  • Greater Boston Business Council
  • Former Board Member - 1998-1999
  • Foundation for Educational Research, a nonprofit organization that provides grants to AIDS-related educational organizations
  • Past President - 1996-1998
  • Westside Council of Chambers of Commerce, a consortium of ⁃ 15 chambers on the Westside of Los Angeles County representing over 7,000 businesses
  • Former Board Member - 1996-1999
  • West Hollywood Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Past Vice President - 1994-1995
  • Penn State Alumni Association, Los Angeles Chapter
Donald Savoie
Non-Profit Director & Consultant
(415) 341-7810
San Francisco
Skills
Fundraising
Strategic Planning
Community Outreach
Program Development
Grant Writing & Stewardship
Marketing Communication
Public Speaking
Budget Implementation
Notary Public
Special Event Production
Website Design
Social Media
Technical Knowledge
G Suite
Microsoft Office
Adobe Creative Suite
Database Systems
Education
Penn State University

Bachelor’s Degree, Communication

Certifications
Notary Public, California

Commissioned until 2022

Non-Profit Management

Institute for Organization Management, US Chamber of Commerce

Leadership Training
Leadership San Francisco

Leadership San Francisco is a community service program sponsored by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.

  • Establishing coalitions with constituent groups including members, committees, volunteers, and external audiences; 
  • Leading teams for organizations from formation to periods of substantial-growth and transition; 
  • Developing and implementing mission-driven programs and services; 
Experience
Director of Marketing and Communications
Civic Center Community Benefit District & Mid Market CBD2017-2017
  • Developed marketing and communication plans for the merged staffs of the Civic Center CBD and the Mid Market CBD;
  • Promoted new initiatives such as the Commons' Third Thursday Events;
Non-Profit Consultant
Savoie Consulting2000-present

I have supplemented my background and skills by working as a consultant with various entities on a contractual basis.


Executive Director
Civic Center Community Benefit District2011-2017

The Civic Center CBD is a special assessment district organized by a group of concerned property owners, arts organizations, government entities, and other stakeholders.


Executive Director
AIGA San Francisco2005-2011

The San Francisco chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, represents over 1,600 designers in graphics, interaction, experience, motion, and affiliated fields in the Greater Bay Area.


Executive Director
Golden Gate Performing Arts/SFGMC2004-2005
  • Served as chief executive and development officer for performing arts organization;
  • Produced concerts for subscription series and other community outreach efforts;
  • Stewarded personal donations and corporate sponsorship revenue;
  • Created centralized database for subscribers, donors and volunteer membership;
  • Administered arts and performance grants from local agencies;
Executive Director
Associates of the Boston Public Library2000-2003
  • Served as the chief development officer for cultural organization;
  • Raised major gifts and annual fund gifts for the Library’s special collections and rare items;
  • Established David McCullough Conservation Fund” for rare items;
Executive Director
West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce1996-2000
  • Formed two business improvement districts (BIDs), one for the arts & design community, the other for the Sunset Strip;
  • Administered economic development & transportation grants from local and state agencies;
  • Member of Citizens Advisory Committee for award-winning “Santa Monica Boulevard Master Plan;"
Volunteer Experience
  • Former Board Member - 2008-2011
  • Center for Architecture + Design
  • Former Treasurer - 2004-2005
  • Golden Gate Business Association
  • Former Board Member- 2002-2003
  • Greater Boston Business Council
  • Former Board Member - 1998-1999
  • Foundation for Educational Research, a nonprofit organization that provides grants to AIDS-related educational organizations
  • Past President - 1996-1998
  • Westside Council of Chambers of Commerce, a consortium of ⁃ 15 chambers on the Westside of Los Angeles County representing over 7,000 businesses
  • Former Board Member - 1996-1999
  • West Hollywood Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Past Vice President - 1994-1995
  • Penn State Alumni Association, Los Angeles Chapter