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Fernando has been involved in development for 5 years. In his current position at ZERO TO THREE, he specializes in securing restricted grants and oversees the organization's grant portfolio. He collaborates with staff to identify program needs and develops them into proposals. He coordinates all RFP application activities, including planning, writing, document gathering, internal and external communications, and final submissions. Previously, as Public Grants Manager at Food & Friends, Fernando was responsible for coordinating all aspects of grant maintenance, including all duties associated with proposal submission for all government related RFPs. Before that, he worked as Development Associate at El Rio Community Health Center Foundation where he was responsible for writing proposals to current donors and created many grant-related tools that the organization still uses today. He earned a Masters in Business Administration (with a focus on non-profit management) from University of Phoenix and a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science & Psychology from The University of Arizona. He is a member of Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Stephanie has been involved in proposal writing for more than 10 years. In her current position, she is responsible for proposal development (writing, editing, budget, etc.) and is the lead contact for all private institution, corporate and family foundation proposals. Previously, she worked as Fundraising Manager at American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence where she was responsible for writing and preparing on-time letters of inquiry and proposals that ultimately open the door to new funding partners. Before that, Stephanie held several marketing and fundraising positions and served as the Center for Education Reform's Associate Director of Development where she was responsible for prospect research, writing letter of inquiries, developing proposal templates for a variety of programs, and stewarding foundation and board relationships. Stephanie currently serves as Senior Development Manager for Society for Science & the Public (SSP). She earned her B.A. in Communication from Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) and is past board member of Direct Marketing Association of Marketing (DMAW).
Allison has been involved in proposal writing for 15 years. In her current position, she is responsible for researching and writing proposals to fund programs in the organization. These include federal and local contracts to fund mental health services for foster and adoptive families as well as proposals to family foundations for counseling, educational, and youth development programs. Previously, as Director of KWYS at Mental Health Association, Allison wrote RFP responses for three major County Contracts and submitted numerous proposals to family foundations. Annually, from 1996-2004, she completed the federal Safe and Drug-Free Schools proposal and managed all reporting. Allison currently serves as member of philanthropy workgroup for Leadership Montgomery. She earned Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from Boston University and a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. She is a member of Nonprofit Montgomery and Leadership Montgomery. She recently completed the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington's Future Executive Directors Fellowship.
Arlene has been involved in development for 25 years. In her current position, she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization's fundraising activities. This includes working closely with leadership and other staff to conceptualize and develop general support and project specific proposals. Arlene writes and manages other staff writers in the preparation of funding requests to various funders, including foundations and individuals. Previously, as Vice President of Development at Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Arlene was responsible for developing and writing all proposals, grant reports, and letters of inquiry as well as special appeals and other fundraising materials (brochures, case statements). Before that, she worked as Vice President of Programs and Development at DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation where she wrote all grant proposals and reports. This included working with leadership to develop and write proposals to secure funding for direct service activities and general support. Arlene currently serves as board member for Advocates for Children and Youth. She earned B.A. in Political Science from George Washington University. She is a member of Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Alexandra has been involved in fundraising for 12 years. In her current position as a consultant, she assists her clients with designing and editing e-newsletter content, and conducts online fundraising campaigns through Facebook and other social networking sites. Previously, as President at The Fabretto Children's Foundation, Alexandra was responsible for the organization's online presence, e-enewsletter correspondence with donors, and oversight of the online donor management system. Alexandra currently serves as Board Member for the Latino Student Fund - where she chairs the Finance Committee, and with TeenSmart International where she is a member of the Board Executive Committee and Fundraising Committee. She recently hosted a webinar for the George Washington University's Women in Philanthropy Forum on what it takes to be a Smart Donor.
Alexandra holds a BA in Finance from Georgetown University.
Valerie has worked in online fundraising for 10 years. In her current position, she is responsible for the Annual Giving portfolio for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, including direct mail, phonathon and online giving. Since her arrival five years ago, she has taken the online giving program from raising just over $50K per year to raising over three times that annually, including occasional online gifts in the $10K and $20K range. Previously, as Associate Director of Development at US Lacrosse, Valerie also significantly boosted the overall Annual Giving income. Without a bulk email system available, Valerie incorporated a segmented and integrated system of online giving into the mail and phonathon campaigns, in addition to the "Donate Now" button. Prior to that, she was the Director of Annual Giving at Grameen Foundation USA, where she created the online giving program for Grameen, using Network For Good. Many smaller nonprofits have found this to be a beneficial way to launch their online giving programs.
Valerie currently serves as a board member for AFP Maryland. She has a BA in Communications from Purdue University.
Lisa has been involved with marketing for over 20 years, including 4 years of online fundraising. In her current position, she uses online fundraising as a key component of integrated marketing campaigns. She uses online contests, banner advertising, eNewsletters and a robust content strategy as key tools for developing online relationships. She has led two site redesigns integrating Convio and Blackbaud solutions. In her previous role, as VP Marketing at PlayWiseKids, Lisa was responsible for developing the overall branding used in designing the web site and integrating an online store. Before that, she worked as Senior Manager for eCommerce at Nextel developing some of their first eCommerce systems. Lisa currently serves as Co-chair of the Non-Profit Committee for the Public Relations Society of America, National Capital Chapter. She earned her MBA in Marketing and Finance from University of Rochester and a BA in English from Colgate University. She earned her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) in June 2011.
Rose Greene-Colby has been involved with program evaluations for 20 years. In her current position, Rose assists staff in developing evaluation models to measure program performance and she has offered workshops and trainings in Evaluation and Performance Measurement for parks and recreation professionals as part of internal training sessions and at national conferences. Previously, At Hostelling-International, Rose worked with programs and education coordinators around the country on developing evaluation models and methods of reporting for group and school education programs. During her Americorp year, she developed evaluation models for a local volunteer program in a human service organization. Rose has a BA in English Literature and Writing from the University of Maryland-College Park and is currently enrolled in a management certificate program with the Georgetown University Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership.
Alison Henken has been involved in nonprofit management and program evaluation for 10 years. She has a broad range of experience, including program creation, strategic planning, volunteer management and training, behavior management, budgeting, and human resources. She has presented at regional and national conferences on topics surrounding education, college access and success, volunteer training, and program evaluation. In her current position, Alison supervises the design and evaluation of her organization's programs, including quantitative and qualititative impact evaluations and internal program effectiveness and efficiency assessments. In her previous position at a non-profit in Long Beach, California, Alison worked with an external evaluator to design and implement an experimental-design study from inception to completion. Alison has a Master of Public Policy with a focus in Urban and Social Policy from The George Washington University.
Karen has been involved in program evaluation and organizational development for 17 years. In her current position, she conducts program evaluations at the state and national levels with nonprofit and public agencies related to supervision/management practices and outcomes, workforce development and retention, organizational learning, and capacity-building; and supervising doctoral dissertations on organizational research. Previously, as Assistant Professor at Syracuse University, Karen was responsible for teaching human service administration, conducting program evaluation, and directing an Institute for Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships. Karen currently serves as a board member for the Society for Social Work Research, and National Peer Reviewer, "Standards of Excellence" nonprofit certification, Maryland Association of Nonprofits. She is Co-Editor (with Michael Austin, University of California, Berkeley) of the book, Supervision as Collaboration in the Human Services: Building a Learning Culture. Sage Publications, 2004. She earned a Ph.D. in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago and a M.S.W. in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a member of the American Evaluation Association and Association of Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Organizations.
Josh has been involved with program evaluation for over 5 years and brings another decade of experience conducting surveys, focus groups and interviews to address workforce challenges. He currently helps federal agencies implement and evaluate change models for leadership development programs. Josh also works with development staff to write evaluation plans for funding proposals and trains program staff on evaluation fundamentals. He has conducted two best practice studies on performance measurement in the past year. Prior to joining the Partnership in 2007, Josh served four years as research director for human resources publishing at Bureau of National Affairs. Previously, he was the lead researcher for the Ethics Resource Center, consulting with Fortune 500 clients on workforce conduct and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. He authored the Center’s National Business Ethics Survey study reports in 2003 and 2000. Josh earned his Ph.D. in sociology (American U.), his M.A. in social psychology (U. Maryland) and is National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship awardee. He holds a B.A. in history and B.F.A. in painting (Cornell) and is a member of the American Evaluation Association.
Mika has been involved in program evaluation for10 years. In her current position, she is responsible for external evaluation of college access programs. This includes working with program managers and staff to identify evaluation questions and designs, collecting and analyzing data, and writing up reports. Mika is trained in qualitative research methods. She also conducts external evaluations of a GED preparation program provided by the Academy of Hope. Currently, Mika serves as a program chair of Mixed Methods Evaluation Topical Interest Group at the American Evaluation Association. She was a board member of the Washington Evaluators. She has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Pittsburgh.
Lisa has been involved in website marketing for six years. In her current position, she is responsible for directing the re-design of the organization’s website, managing content updates, and using social media and email marketing to drive traffic to dccanceranswers.org. Previously, as Managing Director at e-MediaPro LLC, Lisa worked with teams of digital media designers to craft multimedia toolkits, Flash CD-ROM presentations, micro-websites or “microsites,” and banner advertising for small businesses. Lisa has lectured on using digital media tools for public relations and reporting. She also blogs and tweets about incorporating new technology and social media into an integrated marketing communications strategy. She earned a master's degree in film from Howard University and a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
Ernesto has worked for over 16 years in the web technologies industry and his work covers virtual collaboration technologies and web systems analysis. In his current position, he consults clients on how to manage their online presence and increase traffic to their websites by applying traditional PR and social networking strategies. In particular, he uses innovative competitions and marketing platforms to draw attention to an organization's website. Ernesto frequently gives presentations on leading collaboration into action and virtual community-building strategies. He also has led workshops on “low-tech social networking” at Africa Gathering in Nairobi, Kenya and Washington, DC. He earned Bachelors in Computer Science from University of Maryland.
Carol Ann has been involved in volunteer management for more than 5 years. In her current position as a consultant, she is responsible for training and supporting volunteers at Folger Shakespeare Library; creating programs and materials for volunteers to use with all kinds of visitors; and creating and delivering programs to strengthen communication skills for various nonprofit organizations. Previously, as Senior Instructor at Language at Work, Carol Ann was responsible for designing and delivering programs on communication and personal/professional development for nonprofit organizations throughout the DC area. Before that, she worked as a Communication Consultant at Stanger Associates where she was responsible for training volunteers, board members, and staff in fundraising and communication. Carol Ann earned a Masters degree in Education from UVA and a Masters degree in English from University of Utah, as well as a certificate in Fundraising and Development from George Washington University. She is a member of National Speakers Association.
Camille has been involved in volunteer management for 11 years. In her current position, she is responsible for overseeing the volunteer management program and supervising the recruitment, placement, and volunteer support processes. This includes providing information about the program to prospective volunteers, conducting trainings, placing volunteer attorneys with pro bono clients, and assigning mentors to volunteers. Previously, as Director of Leadership Services at American Nurses Association, Camille was responsible for working with its three volunteer groups, the board of directors, constituent assembly and house of delegates. She and her team provided comprehensive support for these volunteers by coordinating communications, materials, and meetings. Before that, she worked as Executive Director of the Alaska Nurses Association where she was responsible for recruiting, training and supporting volunteer nurses; including the board of directors, labor leaders, and volunteer lobbyists. She earned a J.D. in Law from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Irvine. She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and the American Bar Association.
JoAnn has been involved in volunteer management for over 15 years. In her current position, she is responsible for making determinations on volunteer applications and overseeing and assigning administrative tasks to volunteers, such as social media and database management. Previously, as Interim Executive Director at the Dance Institute of Washington, JoAnn was responsible for screening and managing high school and college interns and parents who worked with the school's students. In addition, she was the first Southeast Site Director of the Levine School of Music where she was responsible for managing volunteer event staff, such as ushers and hostesses for recitals and special events. JoAnn currently serves as a volunteer for various programs at her church, Unity of Washington D.C. She earned a Master's in Performing Arts Management from American University and a Bachelor's in Speech and Drama Education from the University of Maryland. She is a member of Screen Actors Guild and Actors Equity.
Kelly has been involved in fundraising for 7 years. In her current position, she is responsible for the overall strategic fund development of Carpenter's Shelter with a two-person staff. Kelly specializes in direct mail, database management, integrated marketing and wearing many different hats. Previously, as Development Director at the Alexandria Red Cross, Kelly was responsible for the fund development with a focus on communications, branding, and direct mail as a one-person development department. Before that, she worked as Donor Relations Officer at Bright Beginnings where she was responsible for major donors and corporate relations. Kelly currently serves as a volunteer docent for the Carlyle House and as a community placement leader for the Junior League of Washington. She earned B.A. in Communications and History from Wake Forest University. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and American Society of Association Executives.
Derry has been in fundraising for 6 years serving as a director and manager in annual giving, corporate and foundation relations and major gifts. As the first development staff hire for a small nonprofit with a limited operating budget, Derry created processes and guidelines to systematically identify, cultivate, solicit and steward the organization's existing donors. In addition, Derry helped the nonprofit raise funds with limited staffing by creating an internship program, streamlining the donor database, simplifying the gift acknowledgment process, and enhancing the grant writing and major gifts programs. In his current position as a consultant, he is responsible for helping small nonprofit clients structure their annual giving program, events/sponsorship, donor database, and day-to-day development activities to get maximum value from their donor base and target prospects. He earned a BA in Managerial Economics from Hampden-Sydney College. He is a member of AFP Washington DC and Toastmasters International. Derry teaches nonprofit fundraising as an Adjunct Professor in The Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.
Amy has been involved in fundraising for 30 years. In her current position, she handles all development tasks, including foundation grants, direct mail, corporate giving, individual gifts, special events, online giving, and workplace campaigns, all on a limited budget with no development staff. Previously, as Executive Director at Manna Food Center, she tripled revenue on a shoestring budget. Before that, she worked as Executive Director at Low Vision Information Center where she was responsible for all development while staying within the confines of a minuscule budget. She earned B.A. in Public Relations and Psychology from Syracuse University and a M.A. in Management from University of Maryland. She is a member of Leadership Montgomery and Leadership Fairfax.
Lisa has been in development for 31 years. In her current position, she has established a brand-new major gifts program based on individual giving by re-vamping the organization's database, working closely with board members, and managing three volunteer fund-raisers. Previously, as Director of Program Development at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Lisa was responsible for cultivating 80 alumni annually and writing grant proposals to 60 corporations and foundations. Lisa serves as volunteer fund-raising consultant for three small nonprofits: Lyric Opera Baltimore, Dakshina Dance Company, and Blue Water Baltimore. She earned a B.A. in History of Ideas from Williams College and an M.A. from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. She is a member of The Association of Change Management Professionals. She received the Golden Apple designation from CASE (the Council for Advancement and Support of Education) for leading a popular workshop on campaign planning, and has spoken at many CASE and AFP conferences.
Mercedes has been involved in proposal writing for 7 years. In her current position, she is responsible for writing government and private foundation grants, writing reports, and developing budgets - all phases of the proposal writing cycle at Language ETC. Previously, as Director at the Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs, Mercedes was responsible for overseeing 5 million dollars in grants. Before that, she worked as Director at Capital Hill Computer Corner where she was responsible for submitting private and government grants focused on elementary education and after-school activities. She earned an MBA from George Washington University and a Bachelor's in Business from the University of Maryland. She is a member of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs.
Janet has been involved in proposal writing for 7 years. In her current position, she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of grant writing and management. She researches funding opportunities, writes grants, cultivates funders, and oversees all follow up and tracking of funds received. Prior to her current position, Janet worked as Divisional Director of Advertising Sales at Discovery Communications and in brand management at Unilever Corporation. Janet also worked as Director of Marketing for The American Society of Travel Agents and Marketing Manager for The Wilderness Society. Janet currently serves as the Marketing Communications Chair of the School Advisory Board for Holy Trinity School where her three children attend school. She earned her MBA from Wharton and a Bachelor's in English/Communications from Tulane.
J.R. has been involved in fundraising for 9 years. In his current position, he writes all the grants that his organization submits to funders. This includes cultivating relationships with grantmaking foundations and doing grant reporting for the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators. Previously, as Legislative and Development Director at Virginia Sierra Club, J.R. was responsible for writing foundation grant proposals to support the organization's programmatic work. Before that, he worked as a State Advocate at Environment Virginia where he was in charge of fundraising and developing the state legislative lobbying agenda. J.R. earned a Bachelor's in Political Science from Auburn University and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Rene has been involved in proposal writing for 20 years. In her current position, she is responsible for writing government proposals, communicating with funders and keeping them informed, and overseeing evaluation of funding results. Previously, as Executive Director at Firefly Children's Network, Rene was responsible for writing private proposals for this international organization, focusing primarily on raising money in Russia. Before that, she worked as Deputy Director at DC Primary Care Association where she was responsible for managing finances, budgets, human resources, evaluation, and public policy. Rene has a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Evergreen State University.
Mohamed has been involved in financial management for over 15 years. In his current position, he manages all CHC audits as well as his organization's accounting department. His financial management activities include preparation of the annual organizational budget, financial statements, the accounting manual, as well as guidance to staff on the use and application of accounting procedures used by the organization. He also facilitates the monthly, quarterly, and yearly audit and review reports made by external auditors. As part of CHC's senior management team, he participates in the organizational decision-making processes. Prior to joining the CHC, Mohamed worked as Chief Accountant and then Financial Controller for Uganda Paper Products where he was charged with monthly ledger reconciliation, financial statement preparation, and cost analysis. Mohamed earned his Bachelor's in Information Systems and his Master's in Finance and Management Accounting from Devry University. He is also a qualified CPA.
Velma has been involved in financial management for over 20 years. In her current position, she is responsible for all facets of financial operations including accounting, investment management, internal controls, fundraising execution including prospecting and strategy development as well as general operations. Prior to joining TMCF, Velma was the CFO for AMVETS, a veterans service organization in Lanham Maryland. In that role, she was responsible for all financial and fundraising operations for the charity serving it's more than 100,000 members. She serves on various nonprofit boards, including as Past Chairman of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), and currently as Treasurer for both the Alliance for Nonprofit Management and the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation boards. She is also member of the Army Women’s Foundation Planning Committee. Velma is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and a Fellow of ASAE.
Courtney has been involved in financial management for 8 years. In her current position as Executive Director, she manages the organization’s finances and develops revenue streams that support TRC goals. This includes overseeing all accounts, ledgers, reporting systems, and maintaining all necessary internal control safeguards. She is also responsible for managing cash flow and forecasting, and has worked with the Board of Directors to increase visibility and understanding of TRC's financials. Previously, as Manager of External Affairs at Discovery Creek Children's Musuem, Courtney played a key role in monitoring revenue and expenditure against budget. She earned BS in Political Science and Criminal Justice from Frostburg State University, and is a member of Leadership Arlington.
Leonard Williams has been involved in financial management for over 25 years. In his current position, he is responsible for developing and managing the financial budgeting, reporting and analysis systems and processes for Pact, Inc. and its subsidiaries.
Previously, as a Partner at Tatum Partners, Leonard was responsible for providing financial management support and direction to a range of clients. Before that, he worked as CFO at the Graduate Management Admission Council where he was responsible for raising financial management reporting quality, implementing a new ERP and growing the investment portfolio by 18% per year to $50M.
He earned an MBA in Finance and Decision Sciences from Wharton Graduate, an MSEE in Computer and Info Systems, a BSE in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of National Black MBA Association, Society of Black Engineers, Association of Finance Professionals.
Margo has been involved in program evaluation for 15 years. In her current position as Principal Consultant with Brighter Strategies, she helps organizations use evaluation findings and outcome measurement assessments to make data driven decisions about program improvement and strategic direction. This includes developing logic models, theory of change statements, evaluation frameworks, data collection tools, and integrating evaluation into program planning, budgeting, and grant writing processes. Previously, as Director of Quality Assurance, and Director of Planning & Evaluation at Melwood Training Center, Margo was responsible for establishing a process to monitor Melwood's strategic plan and annual objectives, establish program outcomes, and identify cross-cutting solutions based on data reporting. This included helping senior managers develop program objectives and targets aligned with budget priorities. Margo is the former board chair for The Scholarship Academy, Capitol Hill Group Ministry, and serves as a non-board member for the Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Public Charter School's Academic Excellence Committee. She served as chair of the Washington Post Award for Nonprofit Management Excellence. Margo earned her PhD in Public Administration from Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University and a Masters in Public Administration from Syracuse University.
Tony has been involved in program evaluation for 6 years. In his current position, he oversees all internal research and evaluation activities at the Latin American Youth Center. This includes identifying program outcome measures and developing evaluation strategies; designing specific data collection instruments such as pre/post-tests, surveys, assessments, interview guides, and focus group protocols; analyzing collected data; sharing results and providing useful information to improve program quality. Previously, as a consultant for the United Nation Development Program, Tony was responsible for conducting a process evaluation and formulating policy recommendations on cooperation strategy to the Chilean Cooperation Agency. Before that, he worked as a consultant for the German Cooperation (GIZ) where he conducted evaluation and analysis of social and cooperation policies in Latin America. His evaluation activities included providing technical support for sampling design; supervising the data collection process; preparation, piloting,
and revision of the questionnaires and preparing statistical reports.
He earned a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from University of Nantes. He is a member of the American Evaluation Association and Washington Evaluators.
Nisha has been involved in research and evaluation for 8 years. In her current position, she develops, implements, and manages evaluation and monitoring initiatives. This includes working with district agencies and community based organizations to provide technical assistance to guide and support development and implementation of organizational evaluation plans. Previously, as Executive Director at Coaching for College, Nisha was responsible for creating and implementing annual strategic plans, managing program operations, and developing program evaluation, tracking, and reporting systems. Before that, she worked as a Consultant at UNICEF and the Ministry of Health of Trinidad and Tobago where she was responsible for developing a draft adolescent health policy and also evaluating a regional program promoting anti-violence. She earned her DrPh in Health Behavior from the George Washington University. Nisha is a member of Delta Omega Honors Society and a Board Member of Coaching for College.
Mike has been involved in program evaluation for 11 years. In his current position, he is responsible for continually monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of all fundraising strategies using a complex balanced scorecard methodology and making program decisions based upon those evaluations. Previously, as Chief of Congressional Affairs at Wounded Warrior Project, Mike was responsible for evaluating all pending legislation affecting wounded service members to anticipate its practical, long-term impact on that population. Before that, Mike was a Congressional Candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, Virginia 10th Congressional District, Northern Virginia, 2007-2008. From 2003-2004, he was also a national military commentator for CNN, NPR, MSNBC, Fox News, and Newsweek.com. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy, and an MBA from Chapman University.
Rebecca has been involved in volunteer management for 20 years. In her current position, she is responsible for managing volunteer opportunities within Mary's Center, including event volunteers, program volunteers and the cultivation and growth of the volunteer program. Previously, as Owner at Rebecca Diamond Marketing, Rebecca was responsible for driving volunteers to plan and execute the annual Vienna Halloween Parade, manage and recruit volunteers for Chamber of Commerce events that are 100% volunteer driven and supported. Before that, she worked as Community Relations Director at Southern Hospitality Automotive Group/Tysons Dodge Jeep where she was responsible for training volulnteers to raise money for the American Cancer Society automobile raffle, recruiting staff and co workers to volunteer in the community and to support group events with volunteer time. She is a member of Association for Fundraising Professionals, Past VP of Fundraising for the Vienna Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce, Past Chair VTRCC Casino Night and Taste of the Town, Past Chair Reston Raider Holiday Hockey Tournament and is the past Chairman of the American Cancer Society Leadership Council Northern Virginia.
Megan has been involved in volunteer management for 12 years. In her current position, she is responsible for managing both student and community volunteers who serve as nonprofit experts, mentor students, and support the graduate nonprofit program activities. Previously, as Executive Director at Washington Ireland Program, Megan managed volunteers who provided fundraising services, served as host families, and supported some of the organization's operations. Her volunteer management activities in this position included recruiting, managing, and supervising operational volunteers. Megan currently serves as Board Member for Barrellhouse Literary Magazine. She earned Masters in Business Administration from University of Maryland and a Juris Doctor in Law from Widener University. She is a member of Bar Association of Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Ellen has been involved in volunteer management for 20 years. In her current position, as Director of Operations, Ellen is responsible for recruiting and maintaining volunteer host families and volunteer committees on two large fundraising events. She has expanded the volunteer appreciation program and has successfully fostered the volunteers in finding more volunteers for the program. Previously, as Research Analyst at Guildeline, Ellen organized other staff members to provide in-house training to new staff members and for on-going continuing education opportunities for the staff. Ellen currently serves as volunteer for Girl Scouts of the Nation's Capital - Leader
PTA, Redland Middle School, Delegate St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Tableau Director. She earned a B.S. in Mass Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University, and has managed volunteers on both large and small projects for various non-profits. She chaired the Memory Walk Committee for the Alzheimer's Association for many years, an endeavor which involved numerous individual and group volunteers.
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