Seattle Repertory Theatre Announces Associate Director of Development – Individual Giving
Seattle Repertory Theatre has selected Sean Place as Associate Director of Development – Individual Giving, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). Mr. Place began his tenure on July 18, 2016.
Mr. Place is a nonprofit professional with nine years of experience leading fundraising and volunteer teams. As an expert in individual giving, nonprofit operations, corporate stewardship, and project management, he has managed annual budgets of more than $2.5 million and raised more than $7 million over the course of his career. Most recently, Mr. Place served as the Deputy Director at Financial Beginnings in Portland, Oregon. During his tenure, he developed strategic plans and increased volunteer retention and involvement by improving the training program and corporate partner onboarding process. He also expanded individual giving through direct mail, e-mail marketing, and social media. Earlier in his career, he held positions as Citizen Outreach Director and Northwest Regional Director at Fund for the Public Interest. As Citizen Outreach Director, Mr. Place ran membership development and fundraising offices in Portland, Los Angeles, Columbus, San Francisco, and Ann Arbor. He successfully raised funds and renewed members for 11 organizations and personally raised more than $150,000 from individual donors. As the Northwest Regional Director, he recruited, developed, and promoted leadership staff, crafted and tested messaging for new political campaigns, expanded capacity by opening new offices, ran regional and national trainings, and managed relationships with partner organizations. Mr. Place holds a bachelor of science degree in social sciences and a minor in business and theater arts from Eastern Michigan University.
“ACG was honored to work with Seattle Repertory Theatre and place a candidate of Sean’s caliber in such a critical role within the organization,” said ACG Vice President Rebekah Lambert. “Sean’s vast experience in revenue enhancement and personal success in fundraising made him an ideal choice to oversee the development department’s individual giving program. We wish both Sean and Seattle Repertory Theatre all the best.”