Transforming words and visions into reality is my motto. Writing invites ideas, histories, connections, creations, dreams, and aspirations to come to life. In a variety of ways, personal and professional stories move forward into our world: memoirs, biographies, fiction, nonfiction, family stories, articles, blogs, even grant writing. I bring 21 years of professional expertise to this sacred process of writing as a published author, independent scholar, and executive manager in the nonprofit arena. I provide editing, research, freelance and ghost writing, public speaking (e.g., workshops, sermons, and lectures), grant writing, grant reviewing, project management, and nonprofit consulting. My passion, skill, and experience in these many aspects of writing place me in a unique position to assist individual and organizational clients. My specialty areas include writing from a historical perspective, research, copy editing, grant writing, and project management. In September 2007, I founded Writing the World, LLC. This woman-owned small business is a registered Limited Liability Corporation in Colorado, U.S.A. I revamped my organizational website (www.writingtheworld.com) and started a blog on Hope from History in November 2013. Beginning with one editing client, I have worked with an additional twelve individuals and groups. I have been researcher and editor for author Rudolf C. Gelsey for almost seven years, beginning with his second book and now his third one, Mending Our Broken World: a Path to Perpetual Peace (4th edition, 2014). I also consult with his new nonprofit group, Perpetual Peace Initiative. I edit individual, one-time projects such as an independent scholar’s journal article (2014), doctoral student’s dissertation (2012), author’s first political intrigue novel (2009-10), among others. I provide copy editing plus substantive review. My primary passion has been writing since I first learned the alphabet. Throughout my schooling and career, I have called upon this skill. For example, in the early part of my professional life as a social worker, I wrote newsletter articles for the organization. I continued this journalistic strand in almost every other organization. Graduate work further strengthened my writing (M.S. in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Nebraska at Omaha; Ph.D. in Religion and Social Change from University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology Joint Ph.D. Program) along with honing my critical thinking and research capabilities. With this foundation, I became a published author in 2003. I publish book reviews in a variety of periodicals: The International Journal on World Peace, Nebraska History, Peace & Change, and The History Teacher. I produced numerous encyclopedia articles for BlackPast.Org along with others in forthcoming works, University of Kentucky African American Encyclopedia and Encyclopedia of American Historic Sites and Landmarks. Two chapters in anthologies discuss the lives and labor of former betabeleros (Mexican-origin beet field workers) in the sugar industry of Western Nebraska. My first full length book brings to life the spiritual journey of L. Maria Child (1802-1880), one of the most well-known activists and authors of 19th-century America (forthcoming from Swedenborg Foundation). Starting in the nonprofit world in 1993, I put my writing and communication skills to work as a successful grant writer and project manager. At New Foundations Nonviolence Center (1993-2005), I rose from Development Director to Executive Director. I remained in the latter capacity at Colorado Women’s Agenda (2005-6) where I developed three new programs: Inclusiveness Initiative, Grassroots Organizing, and Internship Program. I provided grant writing and editorial skills to Greater Denver Interfaith Alliance (2007-10). With Votaw Colony Museum, Inc., I co-coordinated our two-day public history events held in different locations in eastern Kansas (2006-11). I especially enjoyed my project management work at BlackPast.Org (2008-13) where I coordinated photo permissions for the group’s online reference center and developed a new section on African American and African Diaspora Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) history. Currently, I help New Community move forward in their organizational growth from an all-volunteer organization to one with paid staff and adequate funding. I created their website as one part of this growth (www.thenewcommunity.us).
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I assist nonprofits in developing long-term grant programs to support their mission. I also assist with creative writing projects, copy writing, website and blog editing, and other editing and transcription projects. I have a track record of successful grants and samples of my writing available for review.
I have written over sixty grants and raised $80,500 for nonprofit organizations. In addition, I have researched and created grant plans for six different nonprofits, mostly in the fields of education and human services. Grant research for Pennsylvania nonprofits is my specialty. I also have access to several local and national databases of foundations. In addition to my grant writing work, I also have twelve publications with the online magazine "Hidden City Philadelphia." For links to my publications, please visit my LinkedIn page: www.linkedin.com/in/johnvidumsky/ You can also follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnVidumsky
Research experience in the development of modeling and simulation systems. This includes: - solution of partial differential equations with the finite element method - computer implementation of finite element systems - algorithms for the solution of nonlinear partial differential equations - high performance computing using: the message passing interface library (MPI), thread programming (OpenMP), and graphic processing units (cuda) Experienced in the programming of computer graphic applications on UNIX/LINUX platforms. This includes knowledge of the following programming libraries: OpenGL, xMotif, X11, and the cuda programming language Experienced with the administration of UNIX/LINUX computer networks Experienced with scientific writing, peer reviewed papers (20), invited lectures (12), grants (6 funded), proposal review for multiple agencies including the National science Foundation, and the National Institute of Health. Industry experience as consultant in software development. Related skills include the write up of specifications for programmers, planning of computational resources, and set up of development environment Realization: (i) developed a large scale system to simulate impulse propagation in cardiac tissue, (ii) used it to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of arrhythmias and predict the effect of antiarrhythmic drugs, (iii) simulated a time of flight mass spectrometer and built a prototype, (iv) built a system to reconstruct geometric models (e.g.) from multiple imaging modalities, (iv) developed new algorithms to determine the kinetics of membrane proteins from signals collected in isolated cells. Perspective: I just started a company (http://www.clxbs.com) specializing in modeling and simulation, including scientific data visualization and high performance computing. Contracts in this area will give me an opportunity demonstrate my skills. I am committed to excellent and provide a warranty on all services.
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I currently work as a Graduate Writing Consultant and Assistant Director at St. Cloud State University’s Writing Center while pursuing my Master's Degree in Rhetoric and Professional Writing. My professional and non-fiction background consists of academic papers and articles, conference presentations, lesson plans, web news articles, e-newsletters, and non-profit grants. My fiction writing background is comprised of creative writing in the form of poetry, short stories, and manuscripts. My favorite genres and subjects include fiction, fantasy, multiculturalism, bilingual/biculturalism, works for children and young adults, and human rights campaigns.
I am a copywriter, social media strategist, and blogger. Everything I do is rooted in the fundamentals of clear, persuasive language, and my belief in its potential to communicate, connect, and inspire. I have extensive experience working with advertising agencies, nonprofits, and start-ups, crafting digital campaigns and managing outreach efforts. I'm currently finishing my MFA in Creative Writing at Rutgers University, and hold a BS from Northwestern. I blog for The Rumpus, host readings and literary events in Brooklyn and Newark, and teach through Rutgers. I also specialize in admissions essays, and have helped my students get into dozens of top-choice colleges and boarding schools.
I am a seasoned fundraising professional with nearly twenty years of experience working for premier nonprofit agencies in New York City, including El Museo del Barrio, The Americas Society, The Rockefeller University, the American Museum of Natural History, The Children's Aid Society, and The Foundation Center. With a concentration in Foundation and Corporate Foundation fundraising, I have overseen the submission of a wealth of successful proposals, securing grants ranging from a few thousand dollars to eight-figure, multi-year awards. I have also spoken at numerous conferences on topics in Foundation fundraising and writing winning proposals. I am a member of Women in Development New York and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. I earned my B.A. in English with Highest Honors from the Pennsylvania State University, and am completing work for a Masters in Liberal Studies from the City University of New York Graduate Center. Specialties: Foundation/Corporate Foundation/Government fundraising, proposal writing, budgeting, strategic planning Let me put my skills and experience to work for you!
I bring with me 10 years of experience in Grant Writing, Fundraising and arts administration.I have a passion for all non-profit work, and a creative approach to each project I take on. My writing portfolio has expanded to blog and article writing in the recent past, specifically in the field of dance. I do all of my work in a timely, yet thoughtful fashion, and am looking forward to working with new clients to help them realize their goals!