Melody Morgan, an adaptive, purpose-driven chief with greater than 13 years of expertise in improvement, joins AHCJ as its first improvement officer.
On this new position, she is going to create and execute a fundraising plan that builds on AHCJ’s earlier relationships with foundations whereas creating new methods for diversifying income.
“We’re so excited to welcome Melody to the group,” mentioned Kelsey Ryan, AHCJ’s govt director. “This position is significant to securing philanthropic help for AHCJ’s mission and will likely be integral in maintaining our group sustainable and rising for years to return.”
Most not too long ago, Morgan served as chief improvement officer for Emmanuel Household and Youngster Improvement Middle in Kansas Metropolis, Mo. All through her profession as a improvement skilled, Morgan has raised greater than $13 million to help the work of nonprofit organizations.
“I used to be drawn to AHCJ’s mission to enhance entry to top quality data and reporting on health-related matters via its help for journalists,” Morgan mentioned. “I additionally cherished how AHCJ work intersects with so many vital problems with right this moment, and I knew I’d be honored to play a task in advancing AHCJ’s objectives.”
Morgan obtained her grasp’s diploma in social work administration from the College of Kansas and was additionally chosen for the yearlong Central Change Rising Leaders program for ladies in 2020. She was additionally an teacher on the College of Kansas Faculty of Social Welfare for 4 years; she taught a graduate course on nonprofit monetary administration.
Her areas of experience embrace fundraising, grants and contracts, organizational improvement, strategic planning, stewarding donor relationships, monetary administration and data-informed high quality enchancment.
In her free time, Morgan enjoys spending time along with her husband and three sons, touring, listening to audiobooks and exploring the outside.