Donald Savoie
NON-PROFIT PROFESSIONAL WITH DIVERSE EXPERIENCE
  • Leading organizations from formation to periods of substantial growth and transition;
  • Developing and implementing mission-driven programs and services;
  • Establishing coalitions with constituent groups including members, committees, volunteers, and external audiences;
Donald Savoie
Non-Profit Professional with Diverse Experience

Experience
Savoie Consulting
2017-present
Non-Profit Consultant
  • Shepherding social service agency, IN: San Francisco, through the process of creating a parallel non-profit entity;
  • Working with Left Coast Theatre Company on their marketing and web presence;
  • Provide services as a commissioned notary public in a retail environment.
Civic Center Community Benefit District & Mid Market CBD
2017-2017
Director of Marketing and Communications
  • 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;
Civic Center Community Benefit District
2011-2017
Executive Director

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

  • Launched the CBD and services as the first employee;
  • Leveraged grant from Twitter to expand social media reach and build followers;
  • Utilized videos to capture Facebook and YouTube followers;
  • Directed programs such as the safety and cleaning programs, graffiti removal and beautification project;
  • Served on the citizens advisory committees for comprehensive street-infrastructure projects for Van Ness Avenue;
  • Prepared district reports and presented to the board of directors and the City and County of San Francisco;
  • Secured a grant of $200,000 to make improvements to Ivy Street, and funding from Grants for the Arts for programming to establish the Civic Center Commons Initiative;
AIGA San Francisco
2005-2011
Executive Director

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.

  • Led initial ad-hoc committee that developed San Francisco Design Week;
  • Increased financial sponsorship income by 97% for AIGA SFevents, programs, and initiatives;
  • Increased tickets sales by 43% by implementing innovativprogramming to diverse constituencies;
  • Developed successful marketing campaigns using online advertising, website analytics and social media;
  • Maintained and designed chapter websites and all internal operational systems;
Golden Gate Performing Arts/SFGMC
2004-2005
Executive Director
  • 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;
Associates of the Boston Public Library
2000-2003
Executive Director
  • 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;
West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
1996-2000
Executive Director
  • 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;"
Skills
Strategic Planning
Community Outreach
Program Development
Grant Writing & Stewardship
Marketing Communication
Public Speaking
Fundraising
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.
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