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Kimberly Worthy

Freelance Document Designer & Annual Report Writer

Location:Miami, Florida, United States
2 Skills
• Skilled grant writer with strong understanding of fundraising strategies
• Wealth of experience, including 15 years of experience working with nonprofit and community organizations
• Outstanding interpersonal skills
• Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to cultivate and sustain positive relationships with funders, local organizations and governmental entities

Grant & Proposal Writing
• Identify, develop, and maintain grants that fund programs and services
• Responsible for researching grant opportunities
• Develop relationships with private and federal agencies
• Work effectively and efficiently with Executive Directors in a collaborative approach to expand programs, serve additional persons in need and increase grant funding at all levels
• Responsible for the interpretation of grant applications
• Prepare program proposals and budgets
• Develop and maintain relationships with prospective and current grant funders.
• Prepare interim and final narrative reports per funder’s requirements.

Grants Management
• Determine feasibility of developing programs to supplement local annual budget allocations.
• Submit proposals to Executive Directors and/or assigned personnel for review and approval
• Assist the director with grant reports
• Identify and research government sources of funding
• Gather and maintain current files on organizational programs and projects
• Maintain consistent communication with programs staff and management to determine goals and objectives
• Assist department personnel in writing periodic reports to comply with grant requirements
• Develop cultivation strategies, communicated with potential and current institutional funders
• Arrange meeting regularly with development director

Teaching and Mentoring
• Prepare and facilitate curriculum based lessons to K-12 students
• Facilitate college preparation workshops and classes for high school students
• Mentor high school children for post secondary education and vocational options

Consortium of Worthy Consultants, Inc. Miami, FL
February 1997 – Present
Chief Executive Officer/Consultant
• Research and prepare grant proposals for non-profit and profit organizations/businesses
• Facilitate board trainings, and other topic-specific workshops for board members and employees
• Complete all required reporting documents for local, state and federal funded programs
Miami-Dade County Public Schools Miami, FL
August 2008 - Present
Substitute Teacher (Grades K-12)
• Successfully teach selected school curriculum for each grade level
• Incorporate special learning strategies for learning disabled students encompassing self-questioning, rehearsal and review, cognitive behavior modification, organization, memory strategies and modeling
• Skilled at keeping students on-task and tailoring lessons to meet specific needs

Miami-Dade Community College Homestead, FL
January 1995 – December 2001
Adjunct Professor; Program Coordinator - NASA Entrepreneurial Center
• Taught and facilitated college preparatory courses
• Managed project budget to insure the expenditure of funds in accordance with grant guidelines
• Insured the proper filing of all records, including grades, surveys, and evaluation instruments
• Established effective and close working liaison with local chambers of commerce, non-profit community based organizations, empowerment zone officials and other organizations for client recruitment and participation

The Homestead Economic Rebuilding Organization Homestead, Florida
May 1994 – February 1997
Planning Associate
• Maintained all community development and redevelopment agency files
• Relocated over 100 households, homeowners, and businesses with HUD right-of-way acquisition and relocation guidelines
• Served as community liaison
• Assisted with the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Evaluation and Appraisal Reports

August 1992 – May 1994 Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
Master of City and Regional Planning

August 1997 – June 1992 California Polytechnic State University,
San Luis Obispo
Bachelor of Science,
City and Regional Planning

Available Upon Request