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Melissa F. | Elance
 
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Melissa F.

Writer. Editor. Blogger. Communicator.
   United States
  |   Pittsburgh, PA

Overview

Freelance writer, editor, and fundraising professional with 20+ years of success. My expertise is in grant proposals, annual appeals, newsletters/articles, and feature stories. I have also been a book blogger since 2008, and have reviewed hundreds of fiction and nonfiction books. See more of my work at www.melissafirman.com.

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Skills (10)

Tested
Content Writing
English
Proposal Writing
Online Writing
Annual Giving
Board Development
Stewardship
Alumni Relations
Donor Management
Non-profit Board Development

Employment

The Firman Group
Founder and Owner/ Self-Employed
2012 - Present
Providing writing and editing services, fundraising/development consulting, and social media content management (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, blogging, etc.) for nonprofits, corporations, and...
Children's Advocacy Center of Delaware
Director of Development and Community Relations
2010 - 2011
Managed all fundraising and community/public relations efforts for statewide child abuse agency (3 separate locations in Delaware) that serves more than 1,500 children and families annually....
Laurel House
Director of Development and Public Relations
2005 - 2010
Chief writer/editor of quarterly donor newsletter and annual report; coordinated media requests, crisis communications, and pitch stories; served as agency press contact and spokesperson; managed...
Woods Services
Director of Corporate and Public Relations
1998 - 2001
Chief writer and editor for tri-annual magazine, annual report, and other publications; collaborated with outside design and print production firms. Wrote speeches for President and other...
Gwynedd-Mercy College
Director of Alumni Relations & Special Events
1994 - 1997
Contributing writer for Gwynedd Today (quarterly alumni magazine). Wrote all alumni communications (event invitations, award programs, direct mail solicitations, acknowledgement letters,...
American Cancer Society (Philadelphia Division)
Development Associate
1991 - 1994
Wrote proposals for corporate sponsorships of special events; wrote event communications (brochures, flyers, invitations, solicitations, thank you letters).

Education

Cabrini College
B.A.
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Keywords

writing
editing
fundraising
proofreading
blogging
book reviewing
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