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  • $75 hourly
    Results-driven communications leader with exemplary ability to accelerate the mission and goals of nonprofits investing in and empowering Black, Brown, and marginalized communities. Over a decade of experience in marketing, storytelling, film production, media education, and journalism. An outstanding record of successfully supporting professionals in honing their written voice and guiding staff toward aligned external communications to exceed organizational goals. Spotlighted by the Greater Philadelphia Film Office. Journalism and ghostwriting featured on NPR and Forbes.  
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    Team Management
    Media Relations
    Website Copywriting
    Copy Editing
    Ghostwriting
    Email Marketing
    Project Management
    Internal Communications
    Digital Marketing
    Creative Direction
    Brand Marketing
    Brand Development
    Communication Strategy
    Storytelling
  • $150 hourly
    I am your Startup Swiss-Army knife! Help with funding, growth, planning, general strategy, product development, manufacturing, selling, leadership etc all in one easy-to-access and Founder-focused person! I’m an experienced startup consultant who has worked with hundreds of startups and thousands of Founders over the last 14+ years to build ventures that can raise money, grow revenue and scale towards exit. I've also walked the pathway Founders are on - having built my own startup studio (tech + investment) from 0 to hundreds of employees and millions of dollars in revenue. Across countless sectors and industries, I've helped entrepreneurs create thousands of jobs, generate hundreds of millions in early-stage capital, acquire and scale new customers, turn that initial growth into 9-figures in annual revenue and secure dozens and dozens of acquisition offers. I do this all the while helping them curate the right tactics that lead to business success, and the right strategies that makes sure that what they build is a reflection of their own personal goals. My Founder/Owner-centric approach means you're gaining a true ally on this wild adventure - I structure each engagement so it efficiently helps meet the objective but also helps educate and empower you to take the next steps on your venture's pathway towards success! What I can help you do: - Introduce you into the world of startup financing (and VC/Angel fundraising) - Review, prepare and optimize investor materials (business plan, pitch deck etc.) - Help set and scope terms for your financing round - Identify and execute on available fundraising pathways for your venture - Generate analysis-driven lists of high-value investors (VC/Angel/Grants) AND develop strategies to connect w/each - Create useable and dynamic financial models for funding and managing your business - Work on value proposition, pitch and other sales/biz dev tactics - Identify new markets or pathways into markets for sales & marketing success - Coaching and guidance on how to build a business that reflects the leadership team's values and aligns with the owner's personal goals - Review contracts, agreements and products for feedback and useability analysis - Identify the role technology does or can play and build a strategy that reflects that - Strategic planning focused on future exit objectives and growth plans - Coaching and personal development for early to mid-stage business owners/Founders If you’re looking for an experienced ally and advisor who can guide you through all the difficult steps along the venture path then click the “Hire Now” button or drop me a line and let’s see what we can build together!
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    Investment Preparation
    Growth Strategy
    Business Plan Writing
    Business Planning & Strategy
    Business Valuation
    Financial Modeling
    Fundraising Presentation
    Venture Capital Consulting
    Startup Consulting
    Pitch Deck
    Startup Company
    Entrepreneurship
    Business Analysis
    Business Plan
  • $65 hourly
    As a strategist in the nonprofit sector, I bring an in-depth understanding of fundraising, nonprofit leadership, and DEI & Belonging strategies. My credentials include successfully raising over $45 million in the past 9 years, and working with diverse sectors including Private & Family Foundations, and Corporate Philanthropy (Banking, Professional Services, Insurance, Pharmaceuticals, Energy etc). I offer bespoke services tailored to the unique needs of each client, with a strong focus on right-sizing my expertise in relationship-centered giving campaigns, sophisticated institutional and individual relationship management planning, and grant-seeking strategy. Some of my offerings include: Planning & Strategy: Strategic Planning, Staff Retention Strategies, Capital Campaigns, Fundraising Feasibility Studies, DEI & Belonging Strategy Development, Diversity Recruitment Strategy. Support: Board Development and Governance, Volunteer Recruitment and Management, Corporate Partner Acquisition, Institutional Donor Acquisition, Grant Writing and Management, DEI Assessment, Inclusive Hiring Support. Training: Leadership Training, Capacity Building Workshops, Fundraising Training Workshops, Nonprofit Storytelling and Communication, Unconscious Bias Training, Cultural Competency Training. My client engagement is flexible, adapting to the unique needs and capacity of the organizations I work with. I always strive to create strong, beneficial relationships that cater to my clients' evolving needs over time. Currently, I am actively seeking to collaborate with clients led by or serving BIPOC communities, LGBTQIA+ communities, and people with disabilities. My commitment to advancing racial justice and creating a more inclusive society underscores much of my work. Connect with me to discuss how we can strengthen your organization's reach, impact, and inclusivity together.
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    Diversity & Inclusion
    Partnership & Collaborations Outreach
    Grant Proposal
    Grant Writing Consultation
    Corporate Social Responsibility
    Writing
    Sales Writing
    Nonprofit Organization
    Nonprofit
    Salesforce
    CRM Software
    Grant Evaluation Plan
    Capacity Building Grant
    Grant Writing
  • $175 hourly
    Deep expertise in venture capital, cap table modeling, SAFE Notes, Convertible Debt Notes, Startup Equity Structures, Options, conversion of Notes, Equity Funding Rounds. If you are need a cap table, need to understand SAFE Notes or Convertible Notes, need to understand future state proforma cap table. I take a consultative approach to working with clients to not just provide a "deliverable", but to understand what you need and provide expertise on what you need. I've done over 200 VC deals. I am your expert with very, very deep expertise and experience in this area.
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    Modeling
    Data Modeling
    Financial Modeling
    Venture Capital Consulting
    Venture Capital
  • $35 hourly
    I am a videographer and photographer that has worn many different hats in the past. This has allowed me to gain skill sets in a myriad of different departments. I am an eager employee, as well as a very fast learner. - I am an effective communicator and take direction very well. - I work with a lot of deadlines, meaning time management, organization, and attention to detail are my strong suits. - I am always looking for different ways to incorporate my creative side into my work. I'm experienced with many Adobe Creative Cloud programs such as Photoshop, Premiere, Bridge, After Effects, Lightroom, and Illustrator.
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    Social Media Management
    Social Media Content
    Visualization
    Copywriting
    Writing
    Adobe Inc.
    Photography
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe Premiere Pro
  • $20 hourly
    I'm a Master's level social work student and former teacher with experience in career coaching, resume writing, case management, advocacy, fundraising, crisis counseling, teaching/tutoring and customer service. I am extremely organized, client-centered and detail-oriented. If you need a service done- I can help! -I'm experienced in Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Salesforce. -I provide frequent, clear communication on all projects.
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    Crisis Management
    Case Management
    Social Work
    First Aid
    Mental Health
    Education
    Customer Feedback Documentation
    Customer Satisfaction
    Career Coaching
    Diversity & Inclusion
    Coaching
    COVID-19
  • $300 hourly
    My career has spanned Wall Street, running a corporate Venture Capital fund for a publicly traded company, and most recently serving as CFO at a blockchain startup valued at $68M. I've raised money from sovereign wealth funds, reviewed hundreds of pitch decks as a venture capitalist, and have valued businesses of all shapes and sizes. For my investment fund clients, I offer institutional grade support on your deals. I will help you value your business, put together investor facing deliverables, make introductions to other investors, and more. I can also help with diligence, increase your deal flow via my network, and write investment memos. For my startup and small business clients, I can help you scale. I offer plug and play operational support freeing up time for you to focus on what you do best. If you need to talk to investors, you need to talk to me first. I have created pitch decks and presented to investment funds ranging from $10M - $10B. I'll get your deliverables looking awesome, and can also get your financial models ready for investors. As a client, you can expect around the clock support from me. I respect my clients time, and pride myself on producing quality, efficient, work within a quick turnaround time. Let's work together and take your business to the next level!
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    Asset Management
    Microsoft Excel
    Mergers & Acquisitions
    Investment Research
    Forecasting
    Strategy
    Corporate Finance
    Management Accounting
    Acquisitions
    Business Development
    Finance
  • $20 hourly
    Early childhood educator with 3 years of experience with Kindergarten, preschool, and toddler classrooms. Oberlin College graduate (2020), BA in Psychology and a concentration in Cognitive Science. Research experience in social and cognitive psychology at Oberlin and with other institutions. Skilled in Education, Educational Material Development, Scientific/Academic Writing.
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    Research Proposals
    Research Paper Writing
    Academic Writing
    Education Presentation
    Scientific Writing
    Education
  • $50 hourly
    Press releases, newsletters and digital advocacy campaigns are all ways you can make your brand stand out from the crowd. At the end of the day, good writing is key. I have past experience working on campaigns on a federal, state and local level. I have also worked for elected officials and have served clients in the private sector ranging from hospitals to professional sports teams. I believe in developing innovative ideas and strategies. I can help write content that helps build your brand in an interesting and compelling way, allowing you to get one step closer to your goals.
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    Government & Public Sector
    Public Affairs
    Crisis Communications
    Content Creation
    Event Planning
    Newsletter Writing
    Strategic Planning
    Writing
  • $70 hourly
    Startup Experience: 10+ years playing a key role in 10 company acquisitions and serving as Partner at a venture capital firm with 1,200 active companies in the portfolio and 43 exits. Leadership Experience: 12+ years building, leading, and inspiring teams between 3-100 employees Job Placement: 4+ years of experience teaching and coaching job searchers with 2,000+ job placements Marketing: 12+ years as an expert marketer in a range of industries, specializing in GTM and scaling
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    Marketing
    Venture Capital
    Job Search Strategy
    Data Analysis
    Project Management
    Growth Strategy
    Strategic Planning
    Recruiting
    Cover Letter
    Resume
    Executive Summary
    Pitch Deck
    Executive Coaching
    Startup Consulting
  • $50 hourly
    Hello I’m Yaisa and thank you for checking out my Upwork Profile. I am an accomplished professional with more than 20 years’ experience in the nonprofit and for-profit sector. With a diverse work history ranging from education, sales, fundraising, marketing communications and non-profit management, as a freelancer I can provide expertise to help your organization grow and thrive internally as well as externally. Specific areas of expertise include: • Project management • Strategic Planning • Board Recruitment and Training • Program Development, Implementation & Evaluation • Fundraising Campaign Development • Copy Writing for Donor Engagement and Conversion • Newsletter Copy Creation • Organizational Management • Capacity Building • Marketing Communications • Social Media Management • Grant Research • Grant Writing and more I hold a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications and certificates in fundraising and social media management. I am flexible, hardworking and will be committed to guiding your project successfully from beginning to end. I'm passionate about communicating compelling work and I'm excited to tell your organization's story and connect you to loyal donors and/or buyers in the process. Schedule a consultation call with me to learn how you can leverage my experience to achieve your goals.
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    Direct Mail
    Email Marketing
    Program Management
    Project Management
    Social Media Marketing
    Marketing Communications
    Nonprofit Industry Consulting
    Annual Report
    Nonprofit Organization
    Donor Relations
    Grant Research & Prospect List
    Grant Writing
  • $15 hourly
    I'm a writer with experience in both academic writing, memos, and creative projects. I work as an on-campus paid writing consultant at William & Mary, where I also edit the writing center's blog. On my own time, I also spend time composing creative fiction and nonfiction, for which I have won two competitive awards. Finally, I'm working as a communications intern in the office of a US Senator, where I help with social media, press releases, and other content development.
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    Presentations
    Data Entry
    Writing
    Data Analysis
    Political Science
    Database
    Statistics
    Academic Writing
    Computer Science
    Editing & Proofreading
  • $25 hourly
    I am an accomplished nonprofit professional with over 12 years of experience in fundraising, strategy, change management, data system development and maintenance, financial operations, website design, and relationship management. I want to help you deliver your best products using the best practices!
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    Data Science
    System Maintenance
    Change Management
    Database
    Data Entry
    Management Skills
    Business Operations
    CRM Software
    Data Collection
    Budget Management
    Database Management System
    Database Management
    Financial Audit
    Google Docs
    Customer Relationship Management
    Relationship Management
  • $30 hourly
    I am a goal-oriented development, marketing, and events professional with proven skills in a variety of responsibilities including social media management, special event planning, and project management. I attended Indiana University and graduated with a major in Communications & Culture and a minor in Fundraising. After graduating, I gained years of experience working closely with the founders and board of a fully volunteer-run non-profit organization. For over six years, I held various roles within the External Affairs department of Youth Guidance, a national mental health, trauma-informed, violence prevention non-profit organization. I'm an avid reader and passionate about media, communications, and building community. I am often the go-to for writing and proofreading emails, editing internal and external messaging, and administrative needs.
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    Communication Skills
    Administrative Support
    Editing & Proofreading
    Social Media Management
    Writing
    Interpersonal Skills
    Event Planning
  • $50 hourly
    My work is rooted in building relationships and webs of support for nonprofit organizations. I have 7.5 years of experience in the nonprofit world. I have successfully secured grants at the foundation, local, state, and federal government levels for youth organizations, performing arts organizations, workforce development, and missions that support returning citizens from the prison system. With a bachelors and masters in music, there is a special place in my heart for arts organizations, especially ones that serve youth. I am an expert fundraiser, with a wealth of experience implementing annual appeals, galas and other fundraising events, individual donor stewardship, and external communications for fundraising efforts. I have experience supporting organizations in my hometown, Chicago, and also successfully supporting causes remotely. Fundraising is my passion, and I look forward to speaking with you about your mission and goals!
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    Nonprofit
    Grant Writing Consultation
    Arts
    Event Planning
    Communications
    Performing Arts
    Donor Relations
    Grant Proposal
    Grant Application
    Grant Writing
    Program Grant
    General Operating Grant
    Grant Research & Prospect List
    Capital Grant
  • $135 hourly
    Strategic Visionary | Community Impact Advocate Greetings! I'm Mariam - a seasoned leader with over a decade of expertise in driving economic and community development. My journey has spanned the breadth of organizational growth, establishing myself as a trusted strategist, known for amplifying profitability while always keeping an eye on the bigger picture: creating lasting social impact. Snapshot of My Journey: Wayne State University Alumnus: Armed with a foundation in Nutrition and Food Sciences. Detroit Enthusiast: Proudly rooted in Detroit's vibrant community, channeling my passion towards uplifting community-based organizations and NGOs. Nonprofit Vanguard: A decade of hands-on experience, with a specialized focus on the SDOH (Social Determinants of Health). ENA MENA Founder: Spearheaded the Economic Network Alliance of the Middle East & North African, a pivotal initiative aimed at bolstering the economies of the MENA region. Mariam Mroueh: A Visionary Leader in Economic Development and Entrepreneurial Innovation Mariam Mroueh is a dynamic and strategic leader with a rich background in advancing economic business development and empowerment. With a career spanning several key roles in diverse organizational settings, Mariam has consistently demonstrated her ability to drive growth, foster innovation, and make a lasting impact on communities. Her expertise in partnership development, grant management, and fundraising has been instrumental in cultivating collaborations that bridge the gap between vision and tangible success. At the core of Mariam's professional journey is her passion for leveraging economic strategies to empower entrepreneurs and small business owners. Her tenure as Development Director at the Metropolitan Tenants Organization in Chicago saw her pioneering a pre litigation program that secured $40,000 in new grant funding, contributing to a cumulative achievement of $1 million in grants. Her strategic communication plans and partnership development efforts have significantly advanced the organization's mission, showcasing her ability to enact change through thoughtful planning and execution. Mariam's role as Chief Operating Officer & Director of Strategic Partnerships at Health OpX in Detroit underscored her remarkable skill in brokering partnerships and spearheading expansion efforts. Under her leadership, the organization extended its reach into seven new markets, increasing its beneficiary base by 62% and securing $100,000 in new grant funding. This period of her career highlighted her exceptional talent for identifying and nurturing growth opportunities, a testament to her strategic foresight and commitment to impact. As a Director of Business Development for Transcend Marketing, and prior as a Business Development Coach and Loan Portfolio Manager at ACCESS, Mariam's innovative strategies in campaign development, volunteer engagement, and small business coaching have left a profound mark on the communities she served. Her work has not only advanced the economic landscape of these communities but also fostered a culture of empowerment and resilience among entrepreneurs and small business owners. Mariam's educational foundation in Nutrition Food Sciences from Wayne State University complements her professional experiences, providing a unique perspective on the social determinants of health and their intersection with economic empowerment. Her roles on the planning committee of the National Microloan Conference and as a Grant Selection Committee Member for Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit further showcase her dedication to community development and her ability to influence positive change through strategic financial support. Mariam's strengths lie in her strategic thinking, leadership, and ability to cultivate partnerships that drive innovation and growth.
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    In-Kind Grant
    Grant Writing
    Program Grant
    Grant Writing Consultation
    Grant Research & Prospect List
    Revenue Management
    Strategic Planning
    Business Innovation
    Economic Analysis
    Data Analytics
    Tableau
    Microsoft Power BI Data Visualization
    Leadership Skills
    Strategy
  • $45 hourly
    Fueled by endless cups of coffee (and creativity!) I'm a results-oriented creative strategist with a knack for turning ideas into reality. I thrive in crafting impactful content, memorable events, and engaging social media strategies. With a background in leading creative teams and enhancing community outreach initiatives, I’ve: - Executed brand activations at global events like Lollapalooza, Warped Tour, and Twitchcon. - Consistently created social media content and newsletters driving product sales and genuine community engagement (think 500k+ connections!). - Project managed the successful launch of two social enterprise cafe locations - Led fundraising and communication strategies raising over $1 million to date. Ready to build a community through unforgettable experiences and content? Let’s collaborate and bring your ideas to life!
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    Creative Direction
    Crisis Communications
    Community Engagement
    Communication Strategy
    Event Marketing
    Event Planning
    Event Management
    Communications
    Brand Management
    Brand Development
    Branding & Marketing
    Strategy
    Social Media Content
    Social Media Management
  • $25 hourly
    I'm your go-to Experience Strategist with 7+ years of experience in volunteer management. I’ve become specialized in event design and planning, program engagement, training and facilitation, relationship management and customer experience enhancement. I believe success can be achieved when customer/user needs are kept at the forefront of decision making.
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    Stakeholder Management
    Social Media Content Creation
    Relationship Management
    Data Analysis
    Program Management
    Event Marketing
    Email & Newsletter
    Salesforce
    Process Improvement
    UX Research
    Event Management
    Facilitation
    Presentation Design
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