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Expert in Grant Writing and Implementation, Fundraising Services for Non-Profit Organizations and NGO's, PR

Expert ID: 725108 Washington, USA

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He has PhD level experience in ethical leadership. Understanding of the cultural, social, and spiritual values that shape and define a corporate culture. Experience facilitating organizations in identifying their own corporate culture, and designing transformational change processes. He has developed Conflict of Interest policies as a prototype for corporate and non-profit organizations that is reflective of industry best practice and IRS Guidance. Experience facilitating the Appreciative Inquiry process to foster organizations bringing forward the best in ethical and moral leadership.

He has more than 30 years experience in facilitating strategic planning processes for organizations. Identify market forces impacting an organizations development. Identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats, using the SWOT Analysis. In keeping with most current theory, he utilizes the Appreciative Inquiry process which identifies assets and strengths and potentials within an organization, rather than old deficit based models. He views organizations as a mystery to be stepped into, rather than a problem to be solved.

He develops marketing plans for new and existing non-profit corporate entities. His analysis starts with the mission and calling of an organization. It includes a situation analysis, market analysis (segmentation), identification of market niche, market geographics, market psycholgraphics, market perceptions, market trends, and a collaborative/competitive analysis Specific marketing strategies are identified highlighting keys to success, strategies for success, and specific marketing tactics for each strategy.

He takes a holistic perspective in identifying organizational potential. With a strong background in linguistics and sociolinguistics, he utilizes the language of a corporate culture as a critical tool for identifying strategies for organizational development. A unique feature is offering contractual development services for organizations that are not prepared to take on full-time development functions. he provides on-site assistance to CEO's and Board of Directors of non-profit organizations in bringing forward new development functions and innovative strategies to diversify funding sources.

He has experience developing funding proposals for submission to federal and foundation sources. A special strength of his is an ability to assess the capacity of an organization to successfully implement a proposal.

Experience training non-profits and corporations in public relations. Development of effective press releases and PSA's (Public Service Announcements). Expertise and training and experience in effective public relations in times of organizational crisis.

Experience helping existing organizations identify their unique market niche, develop effective 'branding' strategies, and remain competitive in weakening markets.

He utilizes an asset based model in Appreciative Inquiry to uncover the strengths of an organization rather than a deficit based model that simply responds to crisis.

He developed a marketing and business plan for Hope Ranch/Star Meadows Academy, a therapeutic boarding school program in Montana. The plan is designed to increase revenues in recessionary times and 'brand' the services offered by this organizationHe is serving as a facilitator for the development of effective relationship building in a new multi-million dollar non-profit center in Tacoma WA.He is currently providing services to Interfaith Hospitality Network of Spokane to insure appropriate compliance with all grant regulations on three grants funded through the City of Spokane to provide services to homeless families.He developed a strategic plan for Wellpinit School District on the Spokane Indian ReservationHe developed a Strategic Plan for the organization and operation of Northwest Mediation Associates, providing family mediation services in three centers.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Spokane, Washington

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1977 Degree: PhD Pre-Cand Subject: Linguistics Institution: University of Michigan
Year: 1974 Degree: MA Subject: Linguistics Institution: University of Michigan
Year: 1974 Degree: BA Subject: German, Philosophy Institution: Dordt College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2006 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Executive Director Department: Responsibilities: He is a consultant and facilitator for non-profits and has worked with more than 500 organizations. He provides process facilitation for visioning, strategic planning, crisis management intervention, and contractual development services. His special skills are development and oversight of federal and foundation grants.
Years: 2003 to 2005 Employer: Northwest Regional Resources Title: Director Department: Responsibilities: He served as Senior Evaluator and provided oversight to the successful implementation of multiple federal and foundation grants. Frequent presenter at state and national conferences on developing funding sources and implementing effective grant funded programs.
Years: 2000 to 2003 Employer: Wellpinit School District Title: Development Director Department: Spokane Indian Reservation Responsibilities: He developed and implemented federal and foundation funding applications that turned this small public school on an Indian Reservation into one of the 'Top 100 Wired Schools' in the US.
Years: 1980 to 1984 Employer: Michigan Federation of Food Cooperatives Title: Director of Marketing Department: Marketing and Development Responsibilities: He developed marketing strategies to support entry and success of 350 buying clubs and retail stores into the natural foods industry. He provided technical assistance, published product handbooks, and organized marketing events.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2000 to 2000 Agency: NIOSH Role: Project Coordinator Description: He developed funding proposal and served as Project Coordinator for An Evaluation of the North American Guidelines for Children's Agricultural Tasks.
Years: 2003 to 2004 Agency: U.S. Dept. of Education Role: Senior Project Evaluator Description: He evaluated a funded federal grant to reduce high-risk drinking on college campuses
Years: 2001 to 2004 Agency: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Role: Lead Evaluator Description: He coordinated and led all evaluation functions for a multi-year federally funded Even Start Program serving a Native American Tribe
Years: 2002 to 2003 Agency: U.S. Dept. of Justice Role: Senior Evaluator Description: He served as lead evaluator for a Juvenile Justice Grant funded by the U.S. Dept. of Justice through the State of Washington

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: Eritrea/Ethiopia Summary: Born and raised in East Africa. Developed funding proposal to engage diaspora communities in the US to serve as peace makers in conflicts in Eastern Africa. Proposal submitted to the U.S. Institute of Peace

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Approved by Idaho Supreme Court for family mediation
Title IX, Affirmative Action/Equity Education Compliance
Accredited Facilitator, Essential Peacemaking
Professional Appointments
Founder and Co-President, North Idaho Chapter of Idaho Mediation Association
Board Member, Gonzaga Law School Foundation
Member, Human Rights Commission, City of Spokane
Distance Learning Advisor, Heritage Language Certification, California State University
Awards / Recognition
Pullman Foundation Scholar
Illinois State Scholarship Winner

Publications and Patents Summary
He has published in professional and special interest journals and edited a book on Dysfunctional Family Issues

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has brought appeals of decisions on funding of federal grants before Administrative Law Judges on behalf of educational institutions and successfully presented the case for federal funding
Training / Seminars
Presenter at Montana Faith Impact Summit on federal grants on behalf of the office of Sen. Max Baucus. Presenter at National Even Start Conference on implementing effective programs. Presenter at national conferences on health literacy. Provided training for attorneys and psychologists in family mediation.
Vendor Selection
He has assisted non-profits in registering with the federal government ( and CCR (Central Contractor Registry) to apply for federal funding and to contract with the federal government.
Marketing Experience
Special expertise in federal funding, especially in the areas of education and social services. Knowledge of strategies for effective program evaluation and effectiveness research.
Other Relevant Experience
Monitor funded grant projects for non-profits to insure compliance with grant guidelines, as well as federal and state requirements.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Academic proficiency
French Academic proficiency

Fields of Expertise

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