Richard Reinert

Freelance Proposal Writer & Newsletter Writer

Location:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 Skills
Richard Lawrence Reinert
A Career Summary

313 - 39 Parliament Street (416) 362-0455 (h)
Toronto, Ontario M5A 4R2

PhD., Physical Oceanography, New York University; Dissertation title: The role of shear in oceanic diffusion from a continuous point source. B.A., Physics, University of Buffalo; graduate studies in education at Buffalo State College and Canisius College, Buffalo, NY; completed three years at the U. S. Coast Guard Academy; trained in creative problem-solving (Synectics).

Professional recognition
Who's Who In America, 2001; 1990 Boston Urban Bankers Community Service Award; 1986 Outstanding Program Host, WUMB-FM; Winner, Gooderham & Worts Neighborhood Photography Contest, Nov., 2003; Distinguished Cadet, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 1956.

Scientific Experience
Author, “The Island Airport and Water Pollution” (2005), published on the Community Air web site; Research Scientist, Lake Ontario Environmental Laboratory Faculty, SUNY Oswego, NY (1973-74) Conducted field measurements of physical factors affecting the dispersal of thermal effluent from power plants proposed for Lake Ontario, published results; Assistant Professor of Oceanography, Humboldt State College 1968-73, 1975 & 1978 (Program Leader, 1971-73). Revised course offerings, collaborated with physics department to create new degree category, and introduced graduate curriculum. Associate Research Scientist, College of Science and Engineering, New York University, 1966-1968, performed computerized multi-parameter statistical regressive analysis of NYC meteorological & pollutant data to predict air pollution. Assistant Research Scientist, Meteorology & Oceanography, New York University, 1960-66. Conducted field experiments in Long Island Sound and analyzed data to predict surface water contamination; scientific observer on Equilant I aboard U. S. Coast &Geodetic Survey Ship Explorer, first international expedition to the tropical Atlantic.

Management & Organizational Development
Public Relations Administrator, Mariposa In The Schools, Toronto ON (2003) - Consulted and assisted fundraising, public relations, volunteer recruitment and special events; Executive Producer, Boston Harbor Revival, Boston, MA (1990-1991) - Recruited and organized twenty governmental, environmental and arts organizations to conceptualize and participate in this multicultural environmental arts festival, attended by 3500 people. Supervised a crew of approximately one hundred people, primarily volunteers, including Pete Seeger and the Hudson River Sloop Singers; Management Consultant (1990-1997) - Provided services in fundraising, production of special events, and strategic planning; Director of Management Resources, Massachusetts Cultural Alliance, Boston, MA (1984-1989) - Directed the Organizational Development Project, a client-centered management assistance program for thirty-seven small cultural organizations. Provided technical assistance, supervised two staff, six consultants, and numerous volunteers; Director of Community Arts and Festivals, Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge, MA (1982-1984) - Produced the Cambridge River Festival, which attracted 75,000 people to a summer of events. Managed a portfolio of 50 community arts grants and provided technical assistance to grant applicants and other Cambridge arts organizations; founded the Market House Music Hall, a performing arts center in Oswego, NY (1975-1981).

Director of Development and Public Relations, VIVE, Inc., Buffalo, NY (1996-2001) - Raised $1 Million annually through grants, contributions and government contracts. Increased contributions from individuals and churches from $150,000 in 1997 to $400,000 in 2001; Development Director, Camp Fire Boys & Girls, Buffalo, NY (1994-95) - Tripled contributed income from individuals, grants and special events. Produced 85th Anniversary Dinner, arranged benefit performance by the Flying Karamazov Brothers with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra sponsored by The Buffalo News; Executive Producer, Boston Harbor Revival, Boston, MA (1990-91) - Raised $110,000 for this environmental festival on Georges Island in Boston Harbor. As Director of Management Resources, Massachusetts Cultural Alliance raised $50,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Fidelity Corp. to develop and publish The Road Map To Success. Sales of the book also generated substantial earned income; Development Director, Revels, Inc., Cambridge, MA (1998-90) - Raised contributed income for this celebration of the winter solstice, having an audience of 18,000 annually. Tripled corporate contributions, doubled foundation grants to total of $300,000, one-third of operating budget. Researched and cultivated income sources; wrote all grant proposals and solicitations, initiated successful corporate underwriting.

Author, 2010 online review, of Seasick by Alanna Mitchell Contributing writer, The Toronto Bulletin (2005 – present) Author, “drink in the light” a chap book of original poetry and photography, February 2007; Vive, Inc., (1996-2001) - Wrote, edited, and designed bi-monthly newsletter mailed to 4,000 addresses. Produced special events and greatly improved public relations. Generated significant media coverage in Canada and United States; Host, Circles in the Stream, WUMB-FM, Boston, MA (1985-1989) a weekly one-hour radio program on this National Public Radio affiliate, that featured national and local musicians in a lively performance/interview format. Initiated a monthly live studio audience show, which has since become a major membership benefit; Conceptualized, co-authored, and edited The Road Map To Success (1988), a 200-page book on the development of small non-profit cultural organizations. The work has become a classic; Leading interviewer for the Simmons College Early Adulthood Research Project and UMass/Boston Center for Survey Research; Publicized Market House Music Hall performances (1975 - 1981); Produced and hosted “The Land’s Edge,” a one-hour television documentary about the sea coast of Humboldt County, California, 1972.

Volunteer Activities
Since residing in Toronto: Buskerfest 2010, Epilepsy Toronto 2010 Marathon, Member, Board of Directors, Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Foundation; Staff (editorial & design) of Vision (the Gooderham & Worts Neighborhood Assn. newsletter); Community Air Steering Committee - active in publicity and technical assistance; University Settlement Recreation Centre fundraising committee, and Music Arts Advisory Committees; volunteer, Distillery Jazz Festival. Prior to Toronto: Facilitator of planning for the Springville Arts Center, Springville NY; Chair, community/corporate relations, VISION For Tomorrow, Buffalo, NY, 1996; Voiced announcements for 1995/96 WBFO-FM and 1994 WNED-AM fundraising drives; Facilitated mission development for Family Preservation Consortium and Project Dandelion, Buffalo, NY, 1995; Organized fundraising event for the Committee to Reelect (Massachusetts State Representative) Patricia Jehlen, 1992; Panelist, 1991 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Awards; President, Folk Arts Network, 1987-93; National Society of Fundraising Executives 1988 Fundraising Day Committee; Member, Advisory Board, StageSource,1986-88; Producer of Cambridge River Festival, Cambridge, MA, 1983 and Winterfaire, Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge, MA, January 1983; Acted on behalf of Intervener in hearings on proposed Rochester Gas & Electric, power plants at Sterling (NY), 1976-77.

Public Event Production and Publicity
Producer/publicist: Mariposa In The Schools Artists Extravaganza, October 2003; World Refugee Day in Buffalo, June 20, 2001; 15th Anniversary of VIVE La Casa, 2000; Three Inca Son concerts @ Canisius College, Central Library of Buffalo & Erie Co. and Community School 53, Buffalo, NY. Oct. 16-18, 1999; 50th Anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, held at Buffalo Federal Detention Center, Batavia, NY, December 12, 1998; VIVE La Casa Open House, December 6, 1997; As founder and director of Compass Concerts, Buffalo, NY (1994-1997), produced thirty concerts of world ethnic music in Western New York, one-half at public schools and colleges. Sponsors included the American Association of Teachers of French, Genesee Community College, SUNY at Buffalo, local public schools, WBFO-FM and WBNY-FM; Produced 85th Anniversary Celebration, Camp Fire Boys & Girls, Buffalo, NY, Sept. 1995 and The Flying Karamazov Brothers with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, to benefit the Camp Fire Boys & Girls, Buffalo, NY, March 1995; SCRABBLE Souper Bowl, Camp Fire Boys & Girls, Buffalo, NY, Jan. 1995? Produced Folk Arts Network Conference, Cambridge, MA, November 1993; Fundraising Concert for Massachusetts State Representative Pat Jehlen, October 1992; Produced "Hearts Can Be United," Cambridge, MA, October 1990; Produced Revels' Spring Sing, Cambridge, MA, 1989/90 “A Little Night Music,” Cambridge, MA, 1990 and Revels Pub Sing, Cambridge, MA, 1989; Produuced Joe Hickerson Concert (Oberlin College Alumni) Cambridge, MA, 1984; Directed four Railroad Productions concerts in Ithaca and Syracuse, NY, 1978-80; Presented World Premier of "And They Used To Star In Movies, "Skylab Umbrella Days," 1979 and "The Alley Cats," 1976 in Oswego, NY; Produced 400 performances at the Market House Music Hall and Lowlife Caffe, Oswego, NY, 1975-81.

Preservation of the natural environment, writing short stories and poetry, photography, sailing, cycling, theatre, cooking, and playing Scrabble©.