Accomplished grant writer and development consultant with more than 15 years proven track record planning, developing and implementing fundraising strategies and initiatives for national/global nonprofit organizations.
Fundraising/advancement development plan
Researched, planned and drafted proposals to foundations/corporations leading to six-figure (and under) grants for nonprofit organizations in Guatemala City, Guatemala, and New England. Experienced staff grant writer at Maine Audubon with highly successful track record of funded proposals for campaign, conservation and education initiatives.
Center for the Collaborative ClassroomJuly 2015 to December 2015contract grant writer and development consultant Emeryville, California
Grant writing, extensive prospect research.
Design and implementation of funding matrix identifying corporate, foundation and individual donor prospects.
Worked closely with the CEO to create short-term development strategies to address long-term funding goals.
Design and implementation of annual fund.
J.S. BorthwickJanuary 2012 to April 2014Editor and personal assistant Falmouth, ME
Personal assistant to J.S.Borthwick, author of 13 murder mysteries published by St. Martin's Press.
Editing, organizing, and personal care.
Natalie W. HarrisJanuary 2004 to CurrentIndependent Development Consultant and Grant Writer Cumberland, ME
Grant writing, foundation and donor research, annual giving program inception and implementation.
Preparation of fund appeals, annual reports, newsletters and special events communications.
Cultivation of donor relationships, networking, creation of corporate sponsorships for clients in New England and Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Maine AudubonJanuary 2002 to July 2004Grant Writer Falmouth, Maine
Research, grant writing, design and implementation of corporate fundraising strategy, event planning, capital campaign research, preparation of applications to federal and state government agencies and foundations to fund education and conservation initiatives.
New Leaf CoachingJanuary 2002 to December 2004Life Coach/Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Cumberland, ME
Private counseling/coaching practice assisting clients in the identification and achievement of personal and professional goals.
Maine AudubonJanuary 1997 to January 2001Grant writer Falmouth, MESee above description. Took a leave from the job to complete graduate work clinical hours and returned in 2002.
University of Southern MaineJanuary 1997 to January 2001graduate student Portland, ME
Graduate Student and clinical intern.
M.Ed in counseling, 2000.
Clinical Intern responsible for group counseling, individual counseling, support, grief groups, crisis intervention, and advocacy in the greater Portland community.
Student representative on USM College of Education and Human Development Mental Health Advisory Committee (2000-2001).
Thompson, McNaboe, Ashley & BullJanuary 1987 to January 1992Paralegal Portland, Maine
Drafted interrogatories, motions, briefs, and commercial real estate documentation.
Conducted client interviews, and assisted attorneys in trial preparation.
Managed extensive case load and edited the firm newsletter.
Choate, Hall & StewartJanuary 1983 to January 1986Paralegal Boston, Massachusetts
Prepared documentation for commercial real estate transactions and multi-jurisdictional tort cases.
Involved in all aspects of discovery for both plaintiff and defense counsel.
Worked with a dozen partners and associates throughout the firm to prepare cases for trial and commercial real estate deals for closing.
Latti AssociatesJanuary 1981 to January 1983Paralegal Boston, Massachusetts
Conducted legal research and assisted founding partner in trial preparation for admiralty cases including precedent setting Honor Brown v.
Management of Worker's Compensation claims.
Presented SSDI cases to Administrative Law Judge and received favorable outcomes.
University of Southern Maine2001Clinical CounselingGorham, MEClinical Counseling
Connecticut College1981Italian StudiesNew London, CTGPA: magna cum laudemagna cum laude
Syracuse University1979Florence, Italy
St. Paul's School1977Concord, NH
Association of Fundraising Professionals. Class fundraising agent for Connecticut College (10 years) and St. Paul's School (35 years).
currently working on a novel
amateur wildlife photography
Read/write French and Italian
University of Southern Maine, College of Education and Human Development scholastic achievement award and scholarship, 2000-2001
St. Paul's School 25th Anniversary Bowl for outstanding fundraising
Published in Pembroke Magazine (Literary review)
Chair, Connecticut College class of 1981 30th reunion; co-chair for 35th reunion.
St. Paul's School Alumni Association Executive Committee 2008-10
Chair Maine Cancer Foundation's Tri for a Cure fundraising 2008-2009
Planned Parenthood New England regional board, 2007-2009
Team leader, St. Paul's School class of 1977 Habitat/New Orleans Katrina relief effort
2007 Board member Foundation 51, MSAD 51, 2003-2006
St. Mary's Episcopal Church vestry 2002-2005
Chair, MSAD 51 Enrichment Committee 2004
St. Paul's School class agent/form director 1982-2017