Gary Handzel

Freelance Grant Writer & Proposal Writer

Location:South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
2 Skills
Skills and Accomplishments

Grant Writer / Secretary / Founding Board Member
Get in the Act! Arts in Action (non-profit) Stateline, NV. 2009-Present

Identify partnerships, interact with the community, and build relationships under a wide variety of situations; including, face-to face, cold and warm calling, and written communications that further the organization’s mission.

Compose, coordinate, and distribute grammatically correct information through public service announcements, press releases, and website updates that expands the organization’s community outreach and visibility both locally and regionally.

Distinguish, research, and cultivate grant funding sources with government, corporate, and foundation donors so that annual revenue growth for organization exceeds 30 percent.

Superior writing skills and high-level command of grammar resulting in grants awarded from these donors: National Endowment for the Arts, El Dorado Community Foundation, California and Nevada Arts Councils, US Bank, Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, Parasol, Leonette Foundation, Vail Resorts Echo Foundation, Rotary International, and Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation.

Employ critical-thinking skills that assist executive director with coordination of community events along with curriculum development, statistical analysis, and evaluation of organization’s programs.

Execute and manage administrative matters with robust attention to details; including, budgets, financial statements, progress reports, compliance, and meetings so that the Board of Directors maintains focus on achieving mission and goals.

Ability to use appropriate computer skills in constructing winning grant proposals and management of organization.

Equally comfortable working in team settings, independently, or remotely.

Financial Consultant
Wells Fargo Private Client Services Stateline and Incline Village, NV. 2005-2009
Edward Jones Investments South Lake Tahoe, CA. 2002-2005

Plan, develop, and implement seminars and workshops to build community presence and detect potential clients.

Synchronized and led advisory teams in order to present full range of financial solutions to potential customers, resulting in successful connections with over 300 clients and recognition with multiple sales awards

Coached and trained bank personnel in product knowledge and sales tactics so that sales team exceeded revenue and referral goals.
Skills (2) Rating
Grant Writing
Proposal Writing