Envision Consulting Places New Vice President of Union Rescue Mission
June 16, 2016
Los Angeles, CA – Envision Consulting, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit consulting firm, placed David Melendez as Union Rescue Mission’s (URM) new VP of Marketing and Development. Mr. Melendez is responsible for planning, oversight, cultivation and management of an annual fundraising budget of $20 million in private, individual, corporate and grant funding, as well as communicating the vision, mission and priorities of the organization to donors in person, in writing and via phone.
“It is an honor to serve as the incoming Vice President of Development and Marketing for URM,” says Mr. Melendez. “I am looking forward to working with the staff and supporters on addressing the Los Angeles homeless community challenge.”
Mr. Melendez has a breadth of experience working for many universities and foundations in the Southern California area in various executive-level development capacities, giving him the knowledge to diversify income streams for the organization, organize successful marketing campaigns, capture donors’ attention and ultimately, help the organization continue to thrive.
“After 15 months and two extensive searches, in partnership with Envision, we have named David as our Vice President of Development,” says URM CEO Rev Andy Bales. “We are thrilled to have found a strong team member with passion and vision and vast experience in raising much needed resources to continue URM’s long history of stepping up to meet the needs of people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles.”
Envision Consulting’s partners, Matt Kamin and Allison Fuller, sourced and interviewed a multitude of candidates for the position before landing on four ideal candidates for URM’s search committee to select from.
“It was a pleasure working with URM’s search committee and we’re pleased with their selection,” says Partner Allison Fuller.
Partner Matt Kamin adds, “David is a fountain of creative ideas on how to generate more income that funds programs to help serve the homeless community throughout Los Angeles.”
Union Rescue Mission helps the homeless through the ways of Christ, by providing meals, shelter, spiritual encouragement, job training and classes, counseling and much more. Every year, the organization serves 1,000,000 meals, provides 250,000 nights of shelter, hosts 15,000 health and legal clinic sessions, and celebrates 85 graduates finding their way home.