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Charles Albert Cunningham, BA, BA, *MA

505 Karen Drive, Carl Junction, MO 64834 • (417) 317-2405 •

Highlights of Qualifications
Executive Level Nonprofit Management/Leadership and Philanthropy and Development
with directorial and supervisory experience at all levels of local nonprofit operations. Proven ability to
manage and direct multiple facilities, programs, staff, volunteers and budgets simultaneously.
Successfully managing multiple tasks and bringing them all forward to satisfactory conclusions.
Results oriented team builder, vision and growth strategist, problem solver, exceptional fundraiser,
collaborative network builder for the good of nonprofits, their constituents, and their communities.

Having worked in various leadership positions (including raising millions for nonprofits) and having
my graduate education, I am ready now to take on a very challenging leadership level position in
fundraising and management. I am looking for a dynamic position that might involve travel,
leadership over staff, volunteers and budgets; leading a team of people who are consistently
building strategic relationships and stewarding, with each other, with donors, corporations,
foundations and with the community. I want to ensure donors and potential donors are successfully
stewarded through the seven step donor cycle. I also want to be involved in training staff,
volunteers and community organizations; encouraging strategies and resolutions to issues which
face the nonprofit sector. I also want to organize events, recruit volunteers and build the nonprofit
capacity in order to help it reach its strategic best!

Core Competencies include:

• Facilities Management • Public and Media Relations, including

• Staff and Volunteer Recruitment, Television, Radio, Newspapers and Social
Orientation, Placement, Training/Mentoring Media
and Supervising • Donor Development, Fundraising
• Program Development and Management • Organizational Development
• Budget/Finance Management • Community Development
• Data Collection and Analysis • Superior Verbal and Written Communications
• Accounts Research and Management • Excellent Computer Skills
• Strategic Relationship Building • Strategic Planning
• Preparing and Leading Small Group • Consulting in Nonprofit Management and
Informational and Instructional Learning Philanthropy and Development

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota – Winona, Summer Graduate Program 2008-2011
Masters of Arts in Philanthropy and Development – (*) Expected by May 2011
(*)Capstone Outstanding – Due April 1st, 2011
Messenger College, Joplin, Missouri Graduated Magna Cum Laude on May 9, 2008
Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry
Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Exposition
lots of additional undergraduate classes in business, psychology and drama production
The Salvation Army College for Officer’s Training Graduated with Academic Excellence 1994
The Salvation Army Trade School/Seminary Diploma

Current Position: Research and Customer Service for BESTBUY.COM (NCOGROUP,INC.

Joplin, MO)
Related Employment History:

Corps Officer (Equivalent to Nonprofit Chief Executive Officer) The Salvation Army (June
12, 1994 – June 28, 2006) Successes Included:
 Having been promoted and transferred into ever increasing roles of responsibilities, last
executive appointment was in Joplin, Missouri (July 2004 – June 2006)
o Supervised 8 department directors, 22 staff, and around 100 volunteers daily
o Managed five facilities and an annual agency budget of $1.5 million
o Recruited over 9,000 volunteers for fundraising campaigns and special events
o Cultivated $3.4 million dollars from donors, corporations and foundations
o Resolved a ten year old $786 K debt through grants, budgeting and fundraising
o Personally solicited multiple $1K, $5K, $10K, and $20K donations
o Secured four donations totaling $265K from same donor in just over one year
o Planned and led 470 informational and instructional learning classes to large
and small groups of youth and adults
o Provided for all public relations and marketing
 Corps Officer – Canton, Illinois (July 1999 – June 2004)
 Assistant Corps Officer – Cedar Rapids, Iowa (July 1998 – June 1999)
 Corps Officer – Ludington, Michigan (July 1995- June 1998)
 Assistant Corps Officer – Battle Creek, Michigan (July 1994 – June 1995)

Assistant to the Officer: The Salvation Army – Eau Claire, Wisconsin (March 1, 1998 –
September 15, 1992). Duties included planning and implementing all social-educational-
recreational and spiritual programming for youth, and working as the Fundraising Coordinator.

Owner/Contractor of Mr. C’s Janitorial/Painting/Remodeling Business (1984-1991)

U.S. Army National Guard of Wisconsin (April 1986 – August 28, 1991)
U.S. Army National Guard of Oregon (May 10, 1984 – March 1986)
U.S. Army (March 1, 1979 – April 15, 1981)

Computer Skills Include:

Software including Donor Pro, Microsoft Word XP Pro 2003, MS Word 2007, Excel, PowerPoint, Access,
Outlook, WordPerfect, Presentations, IDT, Yantra, Express, FC-Client, Breeze, OMS, MySql, iLEAD, iDARS,
EDDS, CMS, CRD, Front Page, TurboTax, Quattro-Pro, Lotus Notes, Aldus PageMaker Plus, Quick Books,
Shelby, Black Board, Adobe and several others. Familiarity with Drupal, Joomla, and Mambo among other
CMS platform programs on Windows and DOS based including D-base and CRT; currently using Windows
XP Pro, XP Home Edition, Vista, and Windows 2007. I regularly traverse multiple computer platforms
simultaneously researching and solving customer order and account problems at my current job.

Volunteerism and Volunteer Organizations Involvement:

Volunteer Instructor for Galena Assembly of God – 4 Point Master’s Commission College, Galena, Kansas (2011)

Volunteer Consultant: Assemblies of God Native American Bible College (2009): Provided a comprehensive business plan
and a volunteer manual. Consulted on Vision 2020 Strategic Plan; ran a Feasibility Study and reported on findings to the
President of the College and the Board of Directors.

Willamette Valley Development Officers (2010); National Association of Fundraising Professionals (2008-2009); Association
of Fundraising Professionals – Ozark Chapter (2008-2009); National Council on Planned Giving (2008-2009); Planned Giving
Council of the Four States (2008–2011); National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Professionals (2008-2009);
Rotary (1999-2006); Kiwanis (1994-1999); Optimist 1986-1992. Primary Volunteer Activity with Organizations: Fundraising
events leadership and involvement.