Lynn O.

Executive Director

United States

Summary

Nonprofit professional and educator/trainer with a track record of 20+ years of visionary service and success leading organizations to the next level of growth and long-term sustainability. Proven ability to foster community and collaborative environments among organizations and staff. Strongest skills include: grant writing, new program design and implementation, fundraising/earned income development for organizational capacity-building and sustainability, strategic planning, board development, and nonprofit capacity-building. Extensive international work experience and living abroad in the undeveloped world, and in work with educational nonprofits. Recognized for outstanding nonprofit leadership. Some highlights of my professional experience include: • 98% grant writing success for 2014-17 (to date). Over 20 years of grant writing experience for 48 organizations. • Designing a Workforce Development curriculum serving immigrants and refugees from 54 countries with a job placement rate over 75% annually. • Developing, marketing, and launching short-term certificate courses focused on career paths in banking/finance, entrepreneurship, and retail/sales, resulting in $40,000 annual profits. • International success as a Fulbright Scholar and U.S. Diplomat.

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