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Melanie Gleason | Elance
 
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Melanie Gleason

Holistic Public Advocate
   United States
  |   San Francisco, CA

Overview

I am a holistic public advocate; I'm passionate about the intersection of nonprofits, the law, and organizational/personal development.

My experience in the public sector includes: national electoral, legislative, and corporate organizing/campaigning; educating & training; staff & volunteer management; and legal research/client management.

I specialize in: legal writing and research; oral advocacy; writing and editing: web copy, bulk emails, and articles; developmental editing and copyediting; coding in HTML; social media...

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Skills (10)

Tested
Non-profits
Community Organizing
Community Outreach
Campaigns
Fundraising
HTML
Salsa
Wordpress
Microsoft Office
Project Management

Employment

Melanie Gleason Consulting & Coaching
Founder/Principal; Independent Consultant & Coach
2013 - Present
Organizational-based consulting/coaching focused on: • Building effective operational systems for groups and campaigns (CRM, HR, misc. logistics) • Organizational development re: staff and...
Rainforest Action Network
Online Global Finance Campaigner
2012 - 2013
• Develop online strategy and tactics to strengthen environmental policies of corporate financiers, including Bank of America. • Write strategic corporate campaign email petitions sent up to...
MoveOn.org
National Field Organizer
2009 - 2012
• Field Organizer for over 1 million MoveOn members in CA, AK, and HI; facilitated multiple national trainings. • Organized over 100 issue-based, legislative, and electoral tactics and events over...
Obama for America
Regional Field Director
2008 - 2008
• Directed a team of 11 field staffers/4 offices to organize Get Out the Vote operations which achieved 117,628 votes for Barack Obama among the following 6 counties: Escambia, Santa Rosa,...
City Year
Program Manager
2007 - 2008
• Directed strategic tutoring/after school programs at 112th Elementary and Markham Middle in Watts, resulting in up to 20% growth in district periodic assessments. • Managed and held...
Teach for America
Special Education Teacher
2005 - 2007
• Recruited to be the only 7th and 8th grade Special Education English and history teacher at Cochran Middle School. • Educated and mentored over 70 7th and 8th grade students with specific...
Equality Texas
Field/Development Manager
2005 - 2005
• Organized statewide equality initiatives through fundraising and education at various venues in the Austin area. • Performed administrative duties and donor management in the office. • Testified...
John Kerry for President
State Youth Vote Director
2004 - 2004
• Directed a statewide GOTV grassroots and media campaign organizing New Hampshire college students to vote for Kerry/Edwards. • Coordinated the margin of victory from returns of the four most...
Amnesty International
Media/Environmental Rights Intern
2003 - 2003
• Recruited national news affiliates to cover human rights issues. • Compiled international media sources for daily Human Rights in the News reports which were distributed within the entire...
Public Citizen
Environmental Research Intern
2003 - 2003
• Prepared air quality research on the dangers of vehicle and refinery emissions. • Wrote and distributed several “bad bill” alerts to the Texas Legislature. • Lobbied and testified against a...

Education

Academy of Notre Dame; Tyngsboro, MA
High School
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California State University-Dominguez Hills
Master's Degree
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The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor's Degree
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Golden Gate University, School of Law
Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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