Kelly Shingleton

Freelance Grant Writer & Event Planner

Location:Tolleson, Arizona, United States
2 Skills
January 2011 to July 2011
Special Olympics Arizona Phoenix, AZ
Grant Writing and Event Management Full Time Intern/Assistant
*Assisted with the execution of an annual events plan and implementation of all aspects of special events for the organization. Developed partnerships with local businesses to carry out fundraising events.
*Assisted development department with mailings, marketing and communication, donor recognition, and post-event follow-up. Helped to solicit and manage in-kind sponsorships.
*Researched prospective new foundations and donors. Worked on the development of LOIs and grants such as United Way, Wal-Mart, Wells Fargo, Adidas, and various other foundations.
*Helped with the implementation of the new filing system for grant and donor deadlines. Maintained our proposal database of deadlines, contact information, and outcome of the application.

March 2010 to December 2010
Maryvale Family YMCA Maryvale, AZ
Miracle League (adaptive baseball program) and Adaptive Basketball Coordinator
* Program Coordinator of the Year
*Recruited players and volunteers by contacting past participants, local school districts, advertising in special newsletters, and attending conventions.
*I successfully increased the number of participants of Miracle League by over fifty percent, leading me to oversee eighty participants, ages 3 to fifty, and thirty volunteers.
*Managed two rewarding seasons of Miracle League, and established the first ever adaptive basketball season of forty players, and ten volunteers.

January 2010 to December 2010
Garden of Dreams Phoenix, AZ
Head of Design Steering Committee
*Project management and development of a sustainable garden in the greater Phoenix area that was supported by grants from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
*Coordinating events with elementary schools, ASU classes, and non-profit organizations to populate the garden with agriculture and art.

June 2009 to January 2010
Taking Care of Business Phoenix, AZ
Staff member and Intern
*I assisted six fathers looking for gainful employment.
*I personally worked on the improvement and construction of their resumes and partnered with Phoenix College to hold interviewing workshops.

Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club Katy, TX
Outside Customer Service/Food and Beverage
*First woman hired to work outside customer service.
*Received distinguished customer response regarding my daily work performance and arranging tournaments.

Camp Fire-Arizona Phoenix, AZ
*Assisted with grant research and completion.

August 2009 to December 2009
Boys and Girls Club Tempe, AZ
Football Coach
*Coached a team of twelve children age five to nine.
*Successfully managed both parent and child relationships.

Arizona State University Tempe, AZ
B.S. Economics Graduated December 15, 2010
Certificate: Non Profit Leadership Alliance
*Excelled in facilitating and organizing group work and functionality.
*Technology, Business Analysis and Forecasting
*Volunteer recruitment and management
*Grant research and execution
Skills (2) Rating
Grant Writing
Event Planning