process consultant | strategic partner | event professional

val bee, l.i.r. productions

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profile

Lady in Red, Val Bee, steps in when others need it most. She’s passionate about helping people, in whatever capacity she can. And she has roughly 15 years experience working with nonprofit organizations and small businesses on fundraising, marketing, strategic planning, program management, and event production.

Val works with small businesses to launch brands and produce networking events that increase the visibility and profitability of local businesses and brands. She teaches entrepreneurs how to build businesses, and educates middle and high-school aged children on the importance of pursuing their passions.

Val has extensive experience managing projects, programs, and events. She’s worked directly on the ground with local artists, caterers, and creatives, and has performed high-level duties like managing $3.5 million dollar campaigns. As a result, Val brings a unique perspective to the table.

She’s an expert in her field because she’s learned first-hand how Boston’s best organizations and businesses operate. She’s worked with favorites like Boston Calling, The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Boston University, BAMSfest, the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism (BINJ) and the Weekly Dig, the Family Equality Council, Jefferson Awards Foundation, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Anti-Defamation League of New England.

Val currently supports entrepreneurs and small nonprofits like Quincy’s Interfaith Social Services, ensuring South Shore families have assistance during the holidays. She also sits on the Board of the Boston Arts and Music Soul Festival nonprofit, as well as the Host Committee for BAMSfest 2019.

 

Experience

lift-up resources

Currently working one-on-one with entrepreneur to build and launch business and brand. Lift-Up Resources provides tools and information to mothers and young women that enables them to find resources they need for their families and themselves.

democracy brewing

Created, planned, and managed a series of events in the community leading up to the launch of space. Managed blog, website, and social media. Stewarded and managed relationships with community partners. Worked with local PR on press releases, and all publications. Worked with team to create fundraising strategies. Created and managed marketing strategy, as well as relationships with media partners. Managed event support staff.

boston institute for nonprofit journalism (binj)

Worked with emerging nonprofit to produce seasonal fundraiser. Researched and secured event space for fundraising event. Organized holiday party for BINJ staff and community partners. Solicited and secured auction and raffle items. Produced and managed marketing and social media leading up to event. Created marketing communication pieces. Created and managed invitations and relationships with PR and media partners. Planned, produced, and managed event. Managed event support staff.

Mobile Monday Boston

Interfaced with Mobile Monday Boston founders and community partners. Researched and secured event spaces for networking events. Served as event coordinator day of. Managed social media and website pertaining to events. Managed, planned, and produced networking event series as well as marketing of Mobile Monday Boston.

 

education

Bachelor of Arts Degree
Simmons College
Emerging Consultant Training Certificate,
Third Sector New England
Start Your Own Business Seminar,
Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts


specialties

Fundraising
Event Planning
Event Management
Event Production
Community Outreach
Stewarding Donors
Strategic Planning
Corporate Events
Private Events
Community Events
Nonprofit Organizations
Development
Entrepreneurship
Auction and Raffles
Social Media
Database Management
Sponsorship Solicitation
Branding
Marketing


skills

Microsoft Office:
Word
Excel
PowerPoint
Access
Publisher
Adobe
Raisers Edge
Salesforce
Constant Contact
SurveyMonkey
MailChimp
WordPress
Instagram
Twitter
Facebook
Squarespace

terms of service

please read before contacting

Managing programs, events, and projects is how I support myself. Therefore it is imperative that timely communication is adhered to and respected. I will respond to your request within 48 hours of contact. After our initial call, if we decide to move forward and work together, I will send you a contract agreement for services. I will allow 14 days for contract negotiations. During this time you may respond with edits, questions or concerns, or agreement. Upon signing the contract agreement, you will have 7 days to send payment in full before work begins. From contract to payment, it will take 21 days. Depending on the nature of your request, please contact me at least 60 days prior to your date of program, project, or event. This allows me sufficient timing for our initial communications, as well as planning and marketing for your program, project, or event. If you have a last-minute request, please click the “contact me” button at the top of the page which will allow you to email me directly and discuss your time-sensitive need.

info

Email: info@lirproductions.org
currently located: Boston, MA