Denise Damecour

Freelance Business Developer & Proposal Writer

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Location:Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Denise L Damecour, B.A.
• 236 Baillie Ave • Ottawa • ON • K0A 3M0 • 222-4430 • denise.damecour@sympatico.ca
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JOB OBJECTIVE:

To offer my expertise in Fundraising, Event Development, and Sales

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS

• Fluent in French and English (Oral and Written)
• Completed 11 proposals for funding, 8 of which were granted funding
• Ability to seek out new funds, including but not limited to: non-for profit, registered charities, NGO's, and Associations.
• Development of programs, insurance of feasibility, deployment, and analysis
• Seasoned Non-for-profit, Charity, and Community awareness, and industry expertise
• Flare for research, development, planning, co-ordination, delivery and evaluation
• Solid interest in Safety and Wellness

RELEVANT SKILLS/KEY RESULTS

Communication:
• Exceptional context writing, increasing the use of plain language and usability
• Seasoned editing and proofreading – I have written and edited proposals for funding including but not limited to:
i. City of Ottawa
ii. Community Access Program (CAP)
iii. HRDC-Summer Program Hire a Student
iv. Industry Canada-Computer For Schools
v. Microsoft
vi. Ontario Library Association
vii. Trillium
viii. United Way

Research/Development and Delivery:
• Experienced in knowing the competition, branding, and creating up to date promotion-At St. Mary’s I revised their history, marketed their mandate, and created media hype
• Conduce research, compile data and prepare papers for consideration and presentation- I continue to excel at writing, I am now editing a proposal for funding
• I excel at selling through the written word, I have written for non-for-profit, registered charities, and for-profit-I have sold their concept, and increased their profile

Computer Skills:
• Word Perfect; Ms Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher; Corel Draw 10; Lotus Notes. Adobe Professional Writer 7

CAREER HISTORY

Editorial Review (2000-Present)
• Sponsorship, event development and deployment, procurement of donations, and prospect development
• RFP, Proposals for funding, and donations, procurement of funds through Industry Canada, Microsoft, City of Ottawa, Ontario Library Association, and other related NGO's
• Web Content Review, Radio Commercial editing, and Advertising
• Proof-reading, structure and content review, web site review, resume
and presentation recommendations, brochure/newsletter development

Best Theratronics: Service Specialist (2014 – Present)
• Coordination of request to quotes, service, shipping, receipt of goods, and invoicing
• Work with end users to insure medical units are up and running
• Global order processing, and client service

Marketing, Sales: Gordon Group (2012-2013)
• Writing and Marketing for many projects
• Persuasive ability to encourage new sales through new channels
• Increased business within Ottawa region, took own initiative

Sales: Qponz Adverting and Promotion (2010-2012)

Sales: Metroland Media, Advertising (2010)
Executive Assistant, Ottawa
Government: Health Canada,
PSAC (Public Service Alliance of Canada)
T.A.T.C.( Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada) (2007-2009)
• Administration, support of two Managers, and a team.
• Correspondence, tracking of files through Lotus based system
• Supply ordering, basic coordination, and enhanced administration
• Increased knowledge of nutritional, homeopathy, and natural medicines

Sales, Rogers Business Solutions, Ottawa (2006-2007)
• Inside Sales Support for across Canada, including: Enhanced Communications to insure products/services are accurate, complete policies, worked on training manuals, government support, clarification of protocol

Sales Support, G.E. Security, Ottawa (2006-contract)
• Inside Sales Support for two Account Managers within the fire department, support included: correspondence, material for presentation, coordination for contracts, manuals and other marketing material developed and deployed

Facilitator, Dunrobin, Part-time (2004-2006)
• Coordination of a farm home into a functional home. Work with contractor including professionals insuring accuracy, timelines, and clarification

Reporter, West Carleton Newspaper, Ottawa (1999-2007)
• Media Press releases, articles, and photos

Volunteer Policy/Protocol Writer, Dept. of Health, Ottawa (2004-2005)
• Policy work for elementary schools, updating material, content restructure, and work with education policies


Volunteer Coordinator, St. Mary’s Home, Ottawa (2004)
• History restructuring for marketing purposes
• Ottawa Citizen Media Releases, Advertising
• Event Planning, Newsletter development
• Creation of Donation database,
• Worked with Radio and Local Papers including:
• Kiss Fm
• Vanier Community News
• La Presse
• Orlean’s News

Executive Director, Founder, Ottawa
I.C.E. Youth Employment Centre, Ottawa (1998-2003)
• Development of foundation, pilot, letters of incorporation for non-for-profit, web site development, regulations and policy protocol, News releases
• ICE Breaker Newsletter development and deployment: Monthly Newsletter with local youth stories, advertising, and education. Deployed through community through Community Centres and Local Schools
• Event Planning for fundraising, and social awareness including:
• Jail n Bail with Eli El Chantiry, Marketing Development and deployment through flyers, media radio, CTV, CBC, local papers
• Police Week, Media releases, Articles of Events
• Hope Volleyball first youth Participant with a Youth made-uniform
• Pizza and Ottawa ****** Health Centre
• Summer Camp for Kids with local adolescent leaders-Brochure/ media Information-developed and deployed

Volunteer Youth Liaison,
Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa, Ottawa, (2001-2003)
• Developed contact and support through marketing package, meetings, and correspondence.


Volunteer Youth Director CBBCA, Ottawa, (2001-2002)
• Organized developed, deployed Youth Based Programs including
• ICE Magic
• ICE Breaker Newsletter
• CBBCA Summer Camp
• Odd Jobs


Volunteer Program Developer, I.C.E. Youth Centre (1998-2002)
• Developed Social Marketing for youth Centre through
• Procurement of donations from Microsoft, Industry Canada, Ontario’s Promise
• Proposal writing for funds from Trillium, Ministry of Ontario, National Child Benefit, City of Ottawa, OLA Ontario Library Association, United Way

Sales Rep, Compugen Systems Ltd., Ottawa, (1998-2000)
• Inside Sales Support including: Administration, Prospecting, turning inactive accounts into active ones. Development of the first VPN in Ottawa, Sales Builder through:
• Strong Customer Service
• RFP Writer
• Standing Offer Writer
• Account Management of over 75 accounts
• Training

Volunteer French Immersion Tutor,
Stonecrest Elementary School, Ottawa, (2000)
• Comprehension, reading, articulation, research for new internal study, compile information, charts, Excel. , analysis


Marketing, Le Net Youth Centre, Lachine, Quebec (1997-1998)
• Worked with local community, developed/deployed new programs
• Entrepreneur
• CTV Careers
• Proposal Writing

EDUCATION / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, McGill University, (1986)
Social Sciences-Literature (Diploma), John Abbott College (1982)
3 Com Certified, Support letters from Counselors, Community Leaders, etc