Stephen U.
McDonaldTN
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Grant Writer and Business Development Consultant

Working as a business consultant with 100+ unique non- and for-profit clients has taught me how to effectively develop and communicate the vision of new startups; this experience directly translates to understanding what aspects of a technical writing piece need to be highlighted to entice new investors. I have started three of my own businesses and have helped many other entrepreneurs explore their ideas and then write strategic business plans, curate donor lists, and prepare comprehensive proposals. I have led the writing of concept notes and grants both independently and with multi-million dollar NGOs; written a global comparative analysis for the Timorese Government; and consulted on project design related to everything from food security to plastic recycling. While overseas, I started a nonprofit NGO and raised funding, handled a budget, and organized a 6-day event with over 40 participants in two languages. Throughout all of my work I have excelled at working with new ideas and programs, helping develop ideas into plans, and problem solving to make the visions of others into realities. I like making it happen. As an independent consultant, I plan and organize my work, develop deliverables, and report on my findings to my employer and stakeholders. Throughout all of my work I have proven myself to be self motivated, proactive, and highly organized. I have an engineering degree which allows me to dive deep into technical details; a marketing and entrepreneurship business background which allows me to handle the financial operations; and non-profit grant writing experience which allows me to interact with the government and donors sectors effectively. I was a branch manager for a marketing company and produced 13% growth in sales over my term. This marketing background provides me the perspective necessary to attract investors and address their unspoken concerns directly. I am excited at the prospect of working where I can utilize my big picture and detail oriented thinking while building long term relationships. I would enjoy the opportunity to discuss how my research and implementation experience would directly benefit your business.

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Skills

  • Grant Application
  • Research & Strategy
  • Project Plans
  • Sustainability
  • Request for Proposal
  • Market Analysis

Get started working with Stephen quickly with these predefined projects.

Get started working with Stephen quickly with these predefined projects.

You will get 501(c)(3) Nonprofit grant research with analysis and strategic report

From $300
10 days delivery

You will get a tailored funding proposal for an international NGO

From $500
10 days delivery