Tamara Dudley joined the National Police Foundation in May 2020. Tamara previously worked at the University of Maryland, where she directed the Membership and Marketing department and led a complete department revamp and eCRM conversion. She achieved this while simultaneously executing award-winning revenue generating campaigns. She has over 15 years of non-profit management expertise, both nationally and internationally, having worked in and/or overseen development, events, business development, member services and communications functions in a variety of large and small organizations.
As a former Director of Development and Communications and Director of Fundraising and Events, she was very successful in donor development strategies. She has worked directly with individual, corporate and major gift donors throughout her career. She also trained numerous industry professionals on her recruitment, retention and growth best practices, and managed 250 workplace giving corporate accounts while helping organizations to grow in their business development efforts. She is a strong advocate for data and analysis-driven efforts and performance management, including return on investment (ROI) analysis.
Tamara has raised nearly $20 million in funding over her career thus far. She also brings a wealth of knowledge in outreach and engagement, donor acquisition, and innovative campaign execution. Tamara has received numerous awards and recognition from the Virginia Public Relations Society, including Capital Merit Awards and an Award of Excellence.
Tamara is no stranger to law enforcement and is committed to the mission of NPF, as her mother has served her community for the past 25 years as a decorated sergeant in a local police agency.