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’s 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 workforce,” mentioned Kelsey Ryan, AHCJ’s government director. “This position is important to securing philanthropic assist for AHCJ’s mission and will probably be integral in maintaining our group sustainable and rising for years to return.”
Most just lately, Morgan served as chief improvement officer for Emmanuel Household and Youngster Growth Middle in Kansas Metropolis, Mo. All through her profession as a improvement skilled, Morgan has raised greater than $13 million to assist the work of nonprofit organizations.
“I used to be drawn to AHCJ’s mission to enhance entry to prime quality data and reporting on health-related matters by way of its assist for journalists,” Morgan mentioned. “I additionally cherished how AHCJ work intersects with so many necessary problems with at the moment, and I knew I’d be honored to play a job in advancing AHCJ’s objectives.”
Morgan acquired her grasp’s diploma in social work administration from the College of Kansas and was additionally chosen for the yearlong Central Exchange Emerging Leaders program for girls 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 embody 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 together with her husband and three sons, touring, listening to audiobooks and exploring the outside.