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Top Candidates

Below are some of TPSG's outstanding candidates for Spring 2021:

Administrative Director

  • Developed and managed fiscal budget, and streamlined expense reporting process

  • Managed fundraising projects, annual appeals, major gift solicitations, special events and direct mail campaigns

  • Coordinated the grant writing process including preparing budgets, grant proposal, tracking funds and reporting

  • Coordinated research funding projects, followed up with researchers

Director of Development

  • Lead the development department in raising $1 million in annual operating funds and assisted with establishing an endowment

  • Responsible for planning, implementing, and monitoring all fundraising programs and events, generating support for programs including an Internet radio station, an award-winning online magazine, grant-making and professional development programs, and information services

  • Worked closely with CEO and Board in planning and executing annual and long-range fundraising strategies

Development Manager

  • Responsible for all fundraising efforts, including grantwriting, meetings with funders, special events, individual donor cultivation, grants tracking and grant stewardship

  • Coordination of reports to funders, including the compilation of client statistics collected by an outside research organization and via an internal client database

  • Writing and editing of materials for distribution, including articles for bi-annual Newsletter, biennial Annual Report, direct mail appeal letters, and website

  • Responsible for program development, coordination of staff, and outreach as co-chair of a special task force

Chief Financial Officer

  • Established controls for receivables reducing accounts receivable by $2.2 million and reducing bad debt expense by $1.8 million

  • Developed investment policies to invest $20 million in private investment. This generated an additional $75,000 of income within one year

  • Instituted an internal alternative to students for payment of tuition at an interest rate of 1.5% per month, generating increased revenue of approximately $300,000

  • Automated the placement of holds on accounts to eliminate erroneous refunds. This replaced a manual process and reduced labor by 20%

  • Initiated a programming change to the refund process automating a three-step, three-day process to a one-step overnight process, reducing labor by 20%

  • Instituted procedures and resources for the collection of past due accounts reducing the cohort default rate from 35.3% to 5.9%


  • Managed $40 million loan portfolio and $20 million investment portfolio for a financial services organization that provides capital financing and advisory services to small-medium sized nonprofit organizations

  • Assisted in annual budget preparation; managed year end financial audit

  • Accountable for cash flow, receivable collections and monthly closings

  • Implemented Blackbaud-Financial Edge accounting system.  Managed conversion consultants

  • Developed account structure, tested transactions, reconciled system, mapped FundEZ to Blackbaud

  • Prepared all multiple location financial and partner/contributor reports

For more information

Contact Rick Bressler, at or call 917-710-0390

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