Joy Dickinson has over fifteen years of experience in the health and human services field, with the majority of those years spent in grant proposal development, program evaluation, and providing strategic technical assistance to nonprofits in California and Oregon.
Present and past clients include: domestic violence agencies, homeless shelters, medical clinics, social service agencies, foster youth programs, business associations, international relief, medical associations, faith based organizations, campgrounds, and zoos.
Through Joy's proposals, non-profits have been awarded millions of dollars worth of grants from a wide variety of sources, including family foundations, corporations, state agencies, cities, counties, and the federal government.
During Joy's time as the head grant writer at CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse), CORA ranked #1 in the number of foundation grant awards, and #6 in total foundation amount received when compared to 200 related nonprofits in California. Read the full report here: http://foundationcenter.org/gainknowledge/research/pdf/domestic_violence2014.pdf
Additionally, Joy has conducted evaluation projects for community gardens, tobacco cessation and healthy weight programs, and domestic violence agencies. Joy co-authored the following article evaluating the impact of community gardens, published by the American Journal of Public Health: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1447988/
Joy has her bachelor’s degree in Health Science from California State University, Sacramento and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Joy lives in Salem, Oregon and regularly visits Northern California.
Kyle Dickinson has over 15 years of non-profit leadership and fundraising experience. He is passionate about inspiring, informing and inviting people to participate in causes that build community. He is a leader, friend, advocate, communicator, coach and connector.
In 2018, Kyle completed a $3,500,000 capital campaign for The Gate Youth Association, a youth development organization in Independence, Oregon. He is currently managing a $1,500,000 expansion project for a Salem area non-profit. Kyle also serves as the President of the board of directors for Salem Leadership Foundation: www.salemlf.org.
During Kyle's time (2012-2015) as the Vice President of Advancement at the Union Gospel Mission of Salem (UGM), he managed a $3,000,000 annual fund, 3.5 full-time staff, a direct mail vendor, two major fundraising events, quarterly planned giving seminars, and oversaw a volunteer program which annually engaged 1,600 volunteers. In 2014, Kyle completed the $700,000 Expansion Project for UGM’s Simonka Place for Women and Children.
From 2001 to 2010, Kyle served as Team Leader with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Sacramento State and San Francisco State University. His primary responsibilities included fundraising, coordinating special events, donor relations, and analyzing giving trends. He was responsible for raising funds for his position, supervising the fundraising of his direct reports, raising funds for student mission trips, and the operational costs of the local chapter.
Kyle is currently enrolled in the part-time MBA Program at George Fox University. He has his bachelor's degree in Communications Studies with a dual emphasis of Interpersonal/Small Group and International/Intercultural Communications from California State University, Sacramento and has completed course work for his Masters of Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. Kyle lives in Salem, Oregon.