Outgoing and charismatic marketing strategist adept at negotiating and sustaining funding partnerships. Driven to meet quarterly revenue goals by establishing personal milestones and satisfying income quotas. Inventive networking approaches bolster organizational revenue and cement partnerships at the corporate, individual, and foundational levels. Prior success in Public Relations and Major & Planned Giving provide insight into neighboring departments. Team approaches with collaborators lend to concept stacking and lending to new streams of revenue. Engineers prospect proposals that solidify corporate sponsors through product pitches, as refined and developed through Communications MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts. Underwriting blends company goals with community purpose avenues thereby positively enhancing consumer recognition.
Communications: Creative Writing & Publishing Arts @ University of Baltimore
— Aug 2019
University of Baltimore's 48- credit degree program helps students advance their written and electronic craft within communication and publications design. Mastery of digital design platforms give students a competitive edge when developing industry and or formal exchanges. Numerous approach models help students devise proper messages for correspondence with respect to the varying grades of interchanges.
Director of Public Relations @ Therapeutic Alternatives of Maryland
Met quarterly funding objectives by hosting fundraisers and appealing to current and prospective donors. Aligned curriculum for vocational trainings with instructional models from U.S. departmental libraries. Designed print and digital publications and identified advertising channels most relevant to their message. Garnered organizational notoriety by developing contacts at and conducting interviews with local and state news stations. Exceeded goals for securing operational costs by partnering with state and federal organizations including the Veterans Benefit Administration, the Veterans Health Administration, and the Division of Rehabilitative Services.
• Created Veterans-To-Farmers "Breaking New Ground
• Secured funding from State & Federal Departments
• Funded $4800/Veterans from Veterans Benefits Administration
• $3k/non-veteran from Division of Rehabilitative Services
• Awarded Grant of $243k from Veterans Health Administration
• Developed *USDA-aligned farmer instructional framework
• Partnered with Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC)
• Launched CCBC's Sustainable Agriculture Cooperative
• Partnered with Home Depot (Parkville)
• Negotiated 20k in Capital Improvement Funds
• Designed Print & Digital Publications
• Got TV Spots on WBALTV and ABC News (Towson)
• Developed Partnership w/ Americorps
• Secured vendorships w/ Whole Foods, Graul's and Eddies
• Grant Reviewer for United States Department of Agriculture
Grant Writer, Major & Planned Giving @ Maryland Public Television (MPT)
Build relationships and foster support for programmatic, creative, and production support. MPT’s independent programs- Chesapeake Collectibles, Maryland Farm & Harvest, Chesapeake Bay Week, and ArtWorks are renewed each season based on our prospect networking and procurement of endowment giving. Compose grant proposal narratives, applications, and supporting documents; conduct prospect research to identify, cultivate and solicit new grants; obtain new opportunities, research, collect data, and write each grant; develop and maintain fundraising plans and proposal trackers; track progress of submitted proposals; research and identify grant opportunities based on funding amount needed, location, and organization project; communicate with foundations if needed to confirm the organization is applicable to apply for funding; identify all requirements of a grant to ensure all necessary attachments are submitted on time and receive approval from the General Manager; successfully understand and communicate mission and vision of organization.