Joseph House | Elance
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Joseph House

A writer with extensive non-profit experience!
   United States
  |   Silver Spring, MD


I am a non-profit professional with five years of experience in all types of writing. I have written grant proposals, grant reports, direct mail letters, and website content. I am also well versed in customer and client relations, having excellent phone and e-mail etiquette. I have used Microsoft Office 2003, 2007, and 2010 (including Microsoft Access). Also, I have set up meetings and events for my office on numerous occasions. I have a Masters degree in International Politics and have taken coursework in grant writing.
Service Description
I will be happy to write and edit reports, proposals, and web content. I am able to help craft direct mail documents. I can also consult on event and meeting planning for delegations or fundraising events, using my excellent phone and e-mail skills.

I have written over two dozen proposals for my employers for the Department of State, USAID, Atlantic Philanthropies, and other major funding sources. I have also edited well over 200 reports. Many of these reports were written by office personnel who were not native English speakers. I have planned events and meetings for more than 10 delegations and multiple fundraising events. I have accompanied delegations and served in an administrative and media relations role.
American University
Master of Arts, International Politics
2007 - 2011
Missouri State University
Bachelor of Science, Political Science
2003 - 2007
The International Center
Program Coordinator
2008 - 2013
PLEASE NOTE: This is my current full-time position. Elance does not allow for a current date in their end date field. Summary of Duties: • Oversee the work of the organization’s interns and delegate responsibilities to the interns as needed • Maintain the organizational website • Organize and plan meetings for delegations and other activities related to the organization’s work • Travel with delegations where appropriate and meet with relevant offices and organizations in support of our program work • Write and edit grant proposals and reports • Oversee the administrative aspects of the organization’s work • Track donations from individual donors and small foundations • Send correspondence and acknowledgements to donors Highlights/Accomplishments: • Worked on proposals and reports for roughly two dozen programs and grants at both the foundational and federal levels • Helped arrange, plan, and execute roughly a dozen study missions and program components for federal and foundational grants • Traveled with two delegations and met with officials from various government offices in support of our programs • Oversaw full redesign of project websites • Brought all donor relations in house
The Justice Project
Communications and Development Associate
2008 - 2008
Summary of Duties: • Help to plan events for fundraising and organizational awareness • Write web language and design web sites • Gather and file news clips on issues relating to the organization’s mission • Develop content for Facebook and other social media • Develop language for blogs, e-newsletters, and other documents • Help develop language for congressional testimony and other persuasive advocacy documents • Update and contacted press lists • Acknowledge direct mail donors Highlights/Accomplishments: • Was promoted to job after being an intern for less than two (2) full months • Helped organize and execute the 2008 Hugh Carey fundraising event • Helped redesign organizational website
The Justice Project
Communications Intern
2008 - 2008
PLEASE NOTE: I was promoted to a full-time position after 1.5 months. Summary of Duties: • Gather and file news clips on issues relating to the organization’s mission • Write web language for policy reviews • Develop content for Facebook and other social media • Update press lists • Use database software to update donor lists
Payment Terms
Payment, unless paid to Elance, needs to be made by check unless other arrangements are made. At the conclusion of services, I will provide an invoice and proof of hours worked if needed. For multiple projects and longer term projects, contracts and agreements can be designed to cover my rates. As always, proof of time spent on projects will be provided.
Joseph House | Elance

Joseph House