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Chicago, IL
March 28, 2021

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Michara Cramer

**** * ****** **, **, Chicago, IL, 60647 ● 708-***-**** ●


Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

BACHELOR OF ARTS (MAGNA CUM LAUDE), PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR & RELIGIOUS STUDIES MINOR, AUGUST 2016 - MAY 2020 Member of service-oriented Archon Society, member of international psychology honors society Psi Chi WORK EXPERIENCE

Casten for Congress, Downers Grove, IL — Finance Assistant JULY 2020 - NOVEMBER 2020

● Part of a three-person fundraising team that raised over $5.7 million and held 70 fundraising events

● Managed the finance call time process, including selecting donors and high net worth individuals for the Congressman to call and tracking call results

● Used the campaign’s fundraising database, NGP VAN, to plan over 2,000 fundraising calls for the Congressman that raised over $300,000 for his campaign

● Managed and created curriculum for the campaign’s 49-member intern program, including the daily workflow of finance interns

● Coordinated with the Congressman’s scheduling team to ensure fundraising calls were prioritized on the Congressman’s calendar

● Managed the Congressman’s direct email correspondence with potential and current donors

● Helped plan and run 30 virtual fundraisers that raised over $350,000 EMILY’s List, Washington, D.C. — WOMEN VOTE! Intern MAY 2018 - AUGUST 2018

● Conducted self and opposition research on federal and state candidates and committees across the United States to produce in-depth background reports

● Researched and analyzed a broad spectrum of public records, with emphasis on primary source documentation, which included: legal, corporate, non-profit, financial, legislation, public policy, budgets, campaign finance, media coverage, and social media

● Assisted with fact-checking and documentation of claims made in paid political communications

● Monitored federal and state campaign media in order to maintain awareness of the media landscape and identify emerging issues

Chicago Foundation for Women, Chicago, IL — Development Intern MAY 2017 - AUGUST 2017

● Planned panel event focused on women in social movements for non-profit that raises $2 million+ annually for programs to help women and girls

● Tracked donor information, mailings, event tickets, and in-kind donations in Raiser’s Edge database The Learning League, Oak Park, IL — Tutor


● Built and implemented customized lesson plans for elementary and middle school children in one-on-one tutoring sessions

● Handled administrative responsibilities including communicating with clients by phone and in person, handling finances and payroll, and organizing and closing the center each day CARPLS Everyday Justice, Chicago, IL — Intern


● Worked with the Director of Legal Services at Chicago’s largest free legal service provider to compile and analyze data to produce statistical projects focusing on client demographics

● Researched municipal and state laws, updated legal advice packets for staff attorneys

● Handled intake of CARPLS clients at Cook County Circuit Court

● Supported community outreach including communicating with elected officials and partner organizations School of Rock, Oak Park, IL — Studio Coordinator

MAY 2013 - AUGUST 2015

● Managed all digital media — website updates, newsletter production, and social media content

● Planned and coordinated special events such as the AllStar Ball, a 300-person event

● Handled administrative duties such as greeting clients, answering phones, and scheduling for 250+ clients SKILLS

NGP VAN (campaign database), LexisNexis, Raiser’s Edge (non-profit database), Salesforce (non-profit database), NetSuite (management of customer data), Drupal (management of website content), Front Desk (scheduling and services management software); Microsoft Office; Google Applications; Social Media; iMovie; DSLR cameras

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