Writing has always been my passion; somehow, I've been lucky enough to find a way to fold it into my work. My ability to speak in the voice of the audience, as well as the voice of the brand, has led to success in grant writing, social media marketing and content planning. After an inspiring volunteer experience, I started working for a progressive nonprofit that both accepted, and fostered my desire for an entrepreneurial approach to nonprofit management. I bring almost a decade of experience, enthusiasm, and passion for the world of nonprofit. My projects range from short-term to long-term, and I am also a skilled strategy consultant. My motto has always been "nonprofit at heart, entrepreneurial in spirit." My own personal mission is to leave an organization in better shape than I found it. So far, so good! Specialties: 1) Grant Research, Writing & Reporting: - Research and build prospect database - Draft letter's of inquiry (LOI's) - Prepare grant proposals (RFP's) 2) Program build-out: - Narrative drafting - Outcome analysis and development - Volunteer recruitment & management 3) Fundraising & Development: - Strategic plan development - Craft and prepare fundraising strategy - Corporate Sponsorship/CSR program development - Third-party event management - Marketing and public relations 4) Website Development: - Content planning - Site design (via enduser-friendly Wix) 5) Accounting & Bookkeeping: - Budget planning: operating & programmatic - General Bookkeeping: QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Online 6) Resume & Cover Letter Writing - Having maintained leadership roles in high-level positions, I am also skilled resume and cover letter writing. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! I put the mission of the organization first and foremost,which makes me flexible and efficient.
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To help business owners experience more success through better communications including writing business plans, marketing plans, sales tracts, grant proposals, blog, article and web post editing. I have many years of experience in writing and selling comprehensive financial plans, making the technical and mundane easily understandable to enhance sales. More recently I have served successfully as a business consultant in all of the above listed areas. I can help your ideas be communicated clearly in an inspirational manner!
I am an experienced and reliable writer and copy editor with a strong track record of work across a range of platforms. I pride myself on providing a high standard of service and delivering work that is clear, direct and easy to comprehend. I also have significant experience of producing grant and business proposals, securing upwards of £2,000,000 in external funding for a range of statutory and non-statutory bodies in the United Kingdom. My background covers academic journal writing and editing, as well as creative original content focusing on sports journalism and healthcare commentary. The majority of my grant writing expertise has focused around the commissioning of services for vulnerable and marginalised groups. I have also written white papers for a range of start-ups and established companies. I guarantee that I will only add my name to work that is of the highest standard. I will ask questions where I am unsure, provide revisions where requested and only consider the job completed when the client is happy with the end product.
Tim S. Higgins Agency Contractor
A professional copywriter and copy editor with excellent knowledge of sales and marketing both online and offline. I produce concise, pristine, and engaging copy for websites and business communications that appeal to multiple audiences utilizing a broad UK or US vocabulary as required. I am available to write landing pages, sales pages, brochures, mission statements, website pages, install/manage/host/customize WordPress sites, produce web graphics & design and domain management/procurement. Experienced in rolling out online start-ups including branding, I can really give your business that lift it needs to each above the competition and be both highly visible to search engines and useful to your readers and visitors. The days of relying on keywording and purchased backlinks to get a good Google position are gone; quality content is No.1 on Google's list of aims for its search engine. Advanced semantic algorithms are getting better and better at weeding out poor quality content. This is why my copywriting services are worth the money you pay - My content is always of very high quality, which I firmly believe will be increasingly characteristic of high ranking content in search results. My portfolio at http://www.phraseset.com includes many website pages of varying style of content, articles, corporate proposals and persuasive sales copy. As an expert editor, I can take that existing copy that you just cannot seem to get quite right and mold it into the powerful communication tool you had envisioned. My quality English language skills and high IQ (I am a Mensa Member) ensure that my clients get one of the best available freelance copywriting and technical writing partners. I have 20+ years of experience using Excel, Word, Photoshop and many other Adobe products. My overall objective is to apply my skills as best I can; assuring that I will not undertake anything, I cannot manage and will apply my ethic of hard work and quality to any project undertaken. On a personal level, I am a keen guitarist. Being friendly, personable, loyal, and flexible has always been my approach to work - I work hard at my client relationships because I value their business. Working in the online world of global sourcing across time zones from Australia to Europe and across the US, I fully understand the importance of being contactable (my SkypeID is timhi99ins). See my great feedback here on oDesk and remember, my full portfolio is available at http://www.phraseset.com. Note: I am not able to display all my work as I frequently sign NDA's. Check me out and then hire me so I can bring some added value to your business. You will not be disappointed.
Michael Nudo Agency Contractor
I have successfully completed over sixty million in funded grant applications and have a decade of experience working with federal agencies including the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education, and the Department of Justice. I also work with state and local agencies, private foundations, corporations, and other non-governmental organizations to source grant funding for my clients. Let me help you navigate the complexities and succeed in your mission. ________________________________________ I offer the following services to nonprofits. Grant Prospecting and Preparation Government, Foundation, and Corporate Grants Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Proposal Support Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Proposal Support Grant Oversight and Reporting Development Portfolio Management Project Evaluation Quality Management Program Development Health Center Program Design Federal and Local Requirement Analysis Sustainability Planning Contract Management Compliance and Monitoring Strategic Planning Board Development Consumer Involvement and Needs Assessments Fundraising Consultations Similarly, I offer the following services to for-profits: Grant Prospecting and Preparation RFP/RFI/RFQ Writing and Process Management Federal Contract Bidding - FedBizOps.gov GSA Process Management SBA Planning and Applications Administrative Support and Consultations Have a question about the services I can provide? Please contact me to for a free evaluation and quote.
** For grant writing, I charge $50/hour, plus 5% commission on successful grants, OR $100/hour with no commission. ** "Des, Your articles are very well written and I really look forward to growing our operation into something bigger so I can better compensate you in the future." -Current oDesk Client "We could not have landed that last Capital grant without you. Now our kids will have a new science center with your help to get over this final 'hump' and finish out our campaign with a bang!" -2011 Non-Profit Client (I wrote several grants for them) "Desiree- GREAT job on the article! You really know what you're doing. Thanks for all your hard work!" -Recent oDesk Client "Thanks for your help in editing my eBook. Your ideas really helped to bring everything together. It was great working with you and I'll let you know when I'm done with the next book." -Recent oDesk Client I am down-to-earth and easy to work with. I have the ability to manipulate words in creative, technical, and professional formats. I am intelligent and extremely internet savvy. Even if you just need a little help editing, I'm your girl. YOU tell me what you need and I can do it! A little more... I have successfully worked as a high-level non-profit executive for 13 years with professional writing, grant writing, fundraising, marketing, and sales experience. After being encouraged by many to write professionally, I recently left the executive world and moved west to finish writing my book in Oregon and take a less-stressful fundraising position at a private school. Now I have extra time to contract my writing, marketing, and consulting talents to companies looking for a little extra help. Please find more details in my SKILLS section and please let me know if you have any questions.
I am seeking challenging and rewarding opportunities to apply and extend my business analysis & management skills and experience, either thru a consulting assignment or an attractive long-term commitment. I have proven and varied business consulting, writing and management skills, education and experience gained in my 25 yr. Military / Civilian DoD engineering and acquisition management career + my subsequent real estate development and business consulting activities. I'm a service-disabled military Veteran (USAF) with a BS and MS in Engineering (Astronautical), an MBA and an active real estate license in FL. I also have senior management experience with Non-Profits and am currently the Executive Director of the Surf and Song Foundation in SW Florida. I have extensive and proven Business Plan, Proposal and Grant development skills that include ALL aspects of the document, including not only the extensive topic-specific research and full text writing but also doing all the financial and investment planning via complex EXCEL file I’ve built for this purpose (full 3 or 5 year Pro Forma development, P & L profile generation, cash flows, Balance sheet, etc.), market & competitive analyses, marketing strategies, User demographic evaluation, , sales analyses, etc. I've developed Business Plans / Proposals for my OWN projects as well as for many prior DoD & commercial customers in my past positions. I am an EXPERT with MS Office tools (EXCEL, WORD & POWERPOINT), Quicken & Quickbooks, and automated Decision Support processes and tools (AHP / Expert Choice). I can travel for extended on-site needs. See my resume for more details. I am a "Certified oDesk Contractor".
I am a passionate entrepreneur with an MBA in general business. My strengths lie in business creation, development, marketing, and support. I am interested in all phases and aspects of the business process and am fast-paced and highly productive.
For the past 12 years, I have worked extensively with non-profit and governmental organizations, particularly those providing services in communities with demonstrated economic, educational and health disparities. I am committed to improving the opportunities available for individuals in need, and believe that I can assist any organization to increase and diversify revenue as well as to increase the breadth of services offered. I have extensive experience in business development, including grant writing and research, Public Relations, community, corporate and donor relations, and strategic development. I have been highly successful at proposal writing, and have a wealth of experience with both governmental and private funding sources. I am highly skilled at assisting organizations from start up to expansion, including the development of business and strategic plans, fiscal processes and budgeting, and social and traditional marketing. Just some of my successful grants include: ● Walton Family Foundation ● 2013 - 2014 Official Visitors Guide and Digital Marketing RFP Proposals: Visit KC; St. Louis Convention & Visitors Bureau; Explore Branson; Experience Cleveland; Kissimmee; See Monterey; Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau; Kentucky Department of Travel ● Urban Area Security Initiative Grant Program 2010 ● First Things First High Risk Infant Home Visitation, Family Support Coordination 2010, 2011 ● Arizona Parents Commission on Drug Education and Prevention 2010 ● Arizona Department of Economic Security Counseling, Psychology and Psychiatry contract(s) ● Family Foundations: Jim Click Family Foundation; Diamond Family Foundation; Stocker Foundation Transition Dollars; Gordon Foundation; and Alliance Fund. ● MADRE Project: Teen Pregnancy Prevention through Offices of Adolescent Health, Public Health & Science, & Administration on Children, Youth & Families ● Bank of America Corporate Philanthropy ● Victims Of Crime Act: Project Safe Place ● National Center on Senior Transportation: Senior Transportation Demonstration Project 2007 ● DES Marriage & Communication Skills Workshops: DES080026 ● Tohono O’odham Nation, Arizona Revised Statute 5-601-02 ● Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services (SAMHSA): National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative Community Treatment and Services Center Grants ● Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona Compelling Needs Grants ● Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany ● United States Conference of Mayor’s: USCM HIV/AIDS Prevention Grants Program 200; Track Two: HIV/AIDS Prevention for Gay/Bisexual Men of Color ● SAMHSA: Targeted Capacity Expansion Grant No.SP03-007 ● SAMHSA: Targeted Capacity Expansion Initiatives for Substance Abuse Prevention and HIV Prevention in Minority Communities, GFA No. SP-02-005 ● SAMHSA: Targeted Capacity Expansion Initiatives for Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention in Minority Communities, GFA No. SP-01-006 ● Arizona Department of Health Services: Statewide HIV/AIDS Prevention Program for Persons Living with HIV Infection, 2001 ● AZ Department of Health Services: HIV Prevention – Southern Region, Solicitation # HP454176 ● CDC HIV Prevention Activities for Non-Governmental CBOs, CDC PA# 04064
In the first 9 years of my employment, I was involved in the management of health and nutrition researches in the Philippines. Specifically, my worked revolved around the development and writing of health and nutrition researches; their submission to foreign funding agencies; and their implementation when grant(s) is/are procured. In the next 12 years, I was employed in different pharmaceutical companies. I started as clinical research coordinator, followed by being sales and marketing manager, as marketing research consultant, and then as head of a business corporation. After leaving the pharmaceutical industry in mid 2005, I started to have full time medical practice.