A catalyst for the Sharing Economy
Helped recruit a new Development Director, and support strategic planning and grant writing efforts for a new national organizing effort called the Sharing Cities Network.
Pathways 2 Resilience Collaborative & Planting Justice
a collaborative start-up initiative between Planting Justice, the Green Life, Impact HUB Oakland, Sustainable Economies Law Center, Earthseed Consulting, and Permaculture experts.
Helped develop a comprehensive Re-entry program for formerly incarcerated individuals using a permaculture-informed curriculum that integrates gardening, Permaculture design certification, job training and paid work experience, therapeutic peer support groups, digital storytelling, restorative justice work, entrepreneurship training, legal services, and wrap-around case management.
May 2013 - present
~ Helped guide the formation of the collaborative
~ Negotiated the project budget with all partners
~ Drafted first collaborative grant proposal and workplan for the collaborative, which won $200,000 from Alameda County. The project was one of 9 successful grantees out of a pool of 48 applicants.
~ Grant writing, including first successful grants funding the Hack the Hood program from the City of Oakland's Office for Children and Youth and private foundations.
~ Donor research
~ Strategic planning
~ Budgeting/Financial Management
~ Communications templates
~ Online fundraising campaign planning and implementation
STEAM Exploration Spaces
a collaborative STEM education start-up initiative between UC Berkeley, STEAM Exporation Lab, MakerEd, Berkeley ACE Hardware, and Al Lasher's Electronics
~ Program development
~ grant writing
Museum of Children's Art (MOChA)
~ Grant Writing services during staff tranistion period
U.S./Japan Cultural Trade Network
December 2008 - Present ~ San Francisco, CA
The U.S. / Japan Cultural Trade Network provides leadership, vision, information and support to enhance cultural trade between the U.S. and Japan.
~ Graphic Design and copy editing for marketing collateral
~ Built website
~ Set up email system
North Conway Institute
October 2008 - Present ~ Boston, MA
North Conway Institute was founded in 1951 by the late Rev. David A. Works as a vehicle for shaping and creating policy concerning alcoholism. Paul C. Conley and Andrew A. Sorensen, wrote in their book, The Staggering Steeple, The Story of Alcoholism and the Churches, "NCI is largely responsible for bringing the combined approach of the AA tradition and the scientific-medical treatment method of alcoholism into the alcohol policies of the larger American church bodies." Today, NCI largely makes its impact through small grants that promote the Institutes's mission.
~ Work with Board to create funding guidelines and review processes for the NCI Fund
~ Build a website and create other informational material about the NCI Fund
Oakland Speaks: Eastside Stories
July 2008 - present
A collaborative and multi-disciplinary public art and oral history project by Bay Area artist Rene Yung.
~ Public Relations
~ Project managment
~ Grant research and writing
Iowa Flood Relief Auction for Evacuated Animals
June 2008 ~ San Francisco
An all-volunteer effort to raise emergency funds for an animal shelter ravaged by massive flooding in Cedar Rapids, Iowa through an online auction.
~ Built website
~ Advised on fundraising, PR, and auction logistics
Independent Arts & Media
May 2008 - September 2008 ~ San Francisco, CA
Since 2000, Indy Arts has expanded civic dialogue by increasing access to independent voices by producing and promoting independent arts and media, and providing support services to arts and media producers.
~ Financial Management
~ Infrastructure assessment and development
~ Grant research, writing, and calendar management
~ Development communications
May 2008 - October 2008 ~ San Francisco, CA
Since 1998, GirlSource has provided meaningful employment and leadership opportunities for 1300 low-income, high-school-age girls in San Francisco. Their paid job program offers technology training, supplemented by individual guidance to help girls finish high school, go on to college, and launch their careers.
~ Grant research, writing
~ Newsletter development
~ Event Sponsorship
San Francisco International Arts Festival
October 2007 – February 2008 ~ San Francisco, CA
SFIAF's mission is to promote the arts and San Francisco through production of an annual, multi-disciplinary festival that brings together the world community of artists and audiences.
~ Media sponsorship packet design (see worksample)
~ Recruited $40,000 worth of donated or matched advertising and promotion for SFIAF's 5th annual festival