12/95 to IGUANA NON-PROFIT SOLUTIONS – President/Development Consultant
present Provide professional grant writing, program development, strategic planning and targeted research services to non-profit organizations in Southern California and throughout the United States. Specialize in proposal writing, research, capacity enhancement strategy, development audits and foundation/corporate campaigns. Served over 40 agencies per attached client list.
6/03 to PLANNED PARENTHOOD LOS ANGELES – Manager, Foundations/Corporations
7/05 Managed all foundation and corporate requests, raising $1-2 million annually. Responsible for all foundation requests for successful $20 million advancement campaign. Worked closely with VP of Development, President/CEO and senior management team on larger-scale, infrastructure and capacity building requests. Supervised Development Associate for Foundations. Consultant to this organization both prior to and subsequent to employment in this position (1998-present). Also worked with Planned Parenthood Orange/San Bernardino Counties and Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo on a contract basis.
3/95 to AIDS PROJECT LOS ANGELES – Grants Manager
12/99 Responsible for all foundation and government support for $15 million AIDS service organization. Researched potential funding sources, developed relationships with program officers, created and maintained annual foundations plan, completed reporting requirements and wrote extensive grant proposals. Supervised Government Grantwriter.
UCLA EXTENSION – Co-Instructor. “Essentials of Successful Grant Proposals”, “The Art of Fundraising” and “Advanced Grantsmanship” with Roma Johnson, CFRE. Required courses for UCLA Certificate in Fundraising. 1999-2005
CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY – Guest Instructor/Speaker. Worked with Women's Studies Department graduate level program to prepare women entering the non-profit management sector for strategic fundraising.
L.A. COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS - CSBG Instructor, Training and Technical Assistance Group. Member of commissioned consultant team providing infrastructure development, strategic planning classes and one-on-one assistance to grassroots and minority non-profits throughout Los Angeles County. 1999-2005.
ASSOCIATION OF FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONALS – Member, Greater Los Angeles Chapter. Attained Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential though national office. Served on National Philanthropy Day Planning Committee, 2004-05.
ASSOCIATION OF GRANT PROFESSIONALS – Member, Southern California Chapter. Local chapter of national governing body focusing on foundation and corporate fundraising issues.
A CORACLE FOUNDATION – Provides travel funding to individuals for imbued research, sabbatical and pilgrimage. Chair, Fundraising Committee, 2002-2005.
ORDINARY DHARMA – Provides support groups, workshops and direct services to persons of color, Native American reservations and the gay/lesbian/bi/transgender community from a Buddhist perspective. Chair, Finance Committee, 2002-2006.