Holding both a BA and an MA in English Literature, my base of experience includes over 20 years in the nonprofit and educational sectors engaged in grant writing, prospect research, nonprofit management, strategic planning, nonprofit communications and marketing, project editing, adult literacy development, community building and revitalization, and teaching/mentorship of children and youth. I am equally comfortable producing new copy for grant applications, publicity materials, instructional guides, and nonprofit governance documents as I...
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The common threads in my professional portfolio are strong writing and editing skills; a commitment to providing early educational opportunities, library services, professional development, and literacy skills to all, regardless of income; and a personal investment in lifelong learning and service-oriented work. I currently work part-time as a nonprofit grantwriting and communications consultant and substitute teacher. Prior to that I served three years as a national nonprofit Director of Development and Communications, two years as a Development Manager, and five years as a volunteer fundraiser for local nonprofits in Central Vermont. My academic background includes extensive writing practice and study through earning first a Bachelor's then a Master's degree in English Literature.
My specific professional skills include:
Writing dozens of successful corporate, foundation, and federal grant requests;
Preparing and editing grant reports, electronic newsletters, annual reports, and strategic plans;
Incorporating a nonprofit and developing nonprofit annual budgets and grant request budgets;
Writing and designing marketing materials;
Direct service literacy work with children and adults through mentoring programs;
Strong teaching skills (from children through adults), including developing university-level course syllabi, recommended readings, and lesson plans;
Extensive volunteer guidance experience with children through a variety of community programs; and...
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Misc. Vermont nonprofit and government agencies
Grantwriting and Nonprofit Consultant
2011 - Present
Revitalizing Waterbury, community-based nonprofit in Waterbury, VT, including Interim Directorship from April-June 2013 (April 2011-present)
Green Mountain Performing Arts,...