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Third Sector Company Provides Interim Director of Development and Places New Director of Development and Marketing at San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus


The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) is delighted to announce that it has hired Daniel Hlad to fill the newly created position of Director of Development and Marketing.

After an extensive national search, Executive Director Chris Verdugo chose Hlad to lead a growing team. Verdugo said he was extremely pleased to have attracted so many outstanding applicants, and especially to have identified an individual with such strong compatibility with the mission, philosophy, culture and impact objectives of SFGMC.

As an integral part of the SFGMC team, the new Director is tasked with achieving the organization’s fundraising goals to ensure it can continue its mission. Hlad will partner closely with the Leadership Team to build overall organizational health and effectiveness, while delivering the departmental goals in alignment with SFGMC’s Strategic Plan and Capital Campaign.

Hlad said, “I am eager to enter a position that blends my experience in long-term strategic resource development with my understanding of building mission-aligned marketing and communications systems.”  

In collaboration with Verdugo, Hlad will have responsibility for all resource development efforts, including: corporate relations, major gifts, donor relations, individual giving, fundraising events, grants, ticket and merchandise sales strategy, as well as institutional and event-specific marketing efforts.

Hlad comes to SFSGMC from Community Vision Capital & Consulting, where he led a rebranding process culminating in new key messaging and updated visual identity. Hlad raised approximately $3M annually while also working with a team to raise and manage investments for Community Vision’s $60M loan pool.  Directing a very high-touch operation, he regularly worked directly with government, institutional, and private funders and investors from a wide range of industry and philanthropy. His style is interpersonal, strategic, and collaborative. Previously he spent 11 years as Development Director at Hospitality House, a San Francisco community center serving homeless and poor residents.

SFGMC utilized Third Sector Company’s Nonprofit Leadership Search and Support retained executive search service (partnering with FindALeader.org) to locate and place its new Director.

An additional essential service that the firm provided to SFGMC was the placement of an Interim Director of Development, highly experienced interim professional Lindsay Shields, who has adroitly guided the department through significant transition and paved the way for success in the new Director’s tenure, which will officially begin December 2, 2019.

In its 41st season and going forward, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus reflects the dynamism and importance of its home city and remains a highly visible and engaging organization, offering the best in choral programming while fully embracing its national leadership role. The Chorus is embarking on an historic opportunity to capitalize on its recent purchase of a new home that is destined to become a world-wide icon of civic pride for all communities, “The National LGBTQ Center for the Arts.”

More information can be found at www.SFGMC.org.

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