Mark Dunlap

Freelance Grant Writer & Proposal Writer

Location:Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Phone: 816-718-4420
2 Skills
o 16 years experience in management and administration
o 11 years experience in nonprofit fundraising, covering all aspects of fundraising
o 15 years experience identifying and securing grant funding
o Six years experience soliciting and stewarding major gift and planned giving donors
o 20 years experience in senior leadership positions
o 13 years experience developing and managing multi-million dollar budgets
o 10 years experience measuring and reporting on program outcomes
o Two years experience working in a telecommuting/remote environment
o Experience starting and/or resurrecting development departments
o Experience prioritizing and managing multiple projects at the same time
o Experience working in large, multi-department organizations and small shop agencies

o I significantly increased fundraising event, foundation, and faith community revenue at Newhouse.
o I have achieved 131 successful proposals, totaling $9,446,823.
? 2011: $1,271,783 (11); 2010: $884,133 (20); 2009: $826,747 (17); 2008: $1,681,206 (5); 2007: $1,366,176 (3); 2006: $1,605,690 (10); 2005: $508,626 (10); 2004: $647,812 (20); and 2003: $484,871 (19)
? 10 proposals of more than $200K; 10 proposals from $100K to $200K; 18 proposals from $50K to $100K; and 23 proposals from $20K to $50K
o I secured more than $600,000 to fund Guided Chronic Care™, a ground breaking model for delivering health care to uninsured and underserved persons with chronic illnesses.
o I developed the first fundraising annual plan and long-range fundraising strategic plan for Newhouse.
o I developed the first comprehensive Gift Acceptance Policy for Newhouse.
o I developed numerous spreadsheets to track fundraising revenue and cash flow.
o I developed a comprehensive grant tracking log.
o I initiated and led the City of Lenexa in becoming the tenth parks and recreation agency in the United States to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies.

o Areas of expertise: healthcare/academic medical centers, behavioral health, domestic violence, urban core social services, and faith communities.
o Healthcare experience: cardiology, oncology, HIV/AIDS, GI, women’s health, diabetes, chronic disease, dental, pharmacy, and spiritual health.
o Annual campaigns and direct mail
o Major gifts and planned giving
o Capital campaigns
o Fundraising and friend raising event management
o Annual fundraising plans
o Grant proposal research, writing, and reporting: government, foundation, corporation, and United Way
o Donor relations and stewardship: individual, corporation, faith community, and foundation
o Gift and donor base management: Raiser’s Edge
o Volunteer management
o Primary “solicitor” for 16 foundations

o Human resources administration
o Budget preparation and administration
o Strategic Planning: long-range and annual plans
o Facility management and construction management
o Board development and relations
o Records management

o Newsletters, flyers, brochures, and billboards
o Fund solicitation pieces
o Media and government relations
o Web site planning and development

o MAPGC: “The Building Blocks of a Planned Giving Program”
o AFP: “First Course in Fundraising”
o Raiser’s Edge Training: Blackbaud, Inc.
o National Recreation and Parks Association: Executive Development School
o Master of Arts degree: University of Iowa
o Bachelor of Arts degree: Cornell College of Iowa
o High School: Shawnee Mission North

o Grant Professionals Association (GPA) Member 2006 to the present
Heart of America Chapter President 2010 and 2011
Heart of America Chapter Membership Chair 2012
o National Committee on Planned Giving (NCPG) Member 2001 to 2006
o Mid-America Planned Giving Council (MAPGC) Member 2001 to 2006
o LEAVE A LEGACY ®Kansas City Marketing Committee Chair 2003 to 2006
o Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Member 2000 to 2003
o Nonprofit Connect (NPC) Member 2002 to the present

Dunlap Grantworks
209 NW 80th Street, Kansas City, MO 64118-1164 (816) 718-4420
Owner/Principal January 2012 to the present
Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation
2310 Holmes, Suite 735, Kansas City, MO 64108 (816) 404-3430
Grant Writer March 2009 to January 2012
Preferred Family Healthcare
900 E. LaHarpe Kirksville, MO 63501 (660) 665-1962
Senior Grants Writer: July 2006 to March 2009
PO Box 240019 Kansas City, MO 64124 (816) 474-6446
Vice President of Development: May 2003 to July 2006
Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry
3031 Holmes Kansas City, MO 64109 (816) 931-0027
Development Associate: January 2003 to May 2003
Director of Special Events: February 2000 to May 2001
Donor Base Manager: October 1999 to February 2000
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Day School
11 E. 40th Street Kansas City, MO 64111 (816) 931-2850
Director of Stewardship and Development: May 2001 to January 2003
City of Lenexa, Kansas
12350 W. 87th Street Parkway Lenexa, KS 66215 (913) 477-7500
Recreation Superintendent: October 1994 to August 1998
Assistant Parks and Recreation Director: October 1989 to October 1994
City of Moberly, Missouri
109 N. Clark Moberly, MO 65270 (660) 263-7275
Recreation Superintendent: December 1983 to October 1989
Skills (2) Rating
Grant Writing
Proposal Writing