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Roberta F

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Last Login 11/11/2015
Location Prairie Village, KS
Education Bachelors Degree
Status Inactive
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Summary of Experience
Roberta's professional career as a nonprofit administrator, fundraiser and copywriter spans 20 years. She attained the level of Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). While working for cultural institutions, social service agencies, a high-tech business incubator and a philanthropic foundation, she wrote: grant proposals, annual reports, donor correspondence, annual appeals, newsletters, landing pages, web content, blog posts, data management manuals, reports, white papers, guidelines and marketing collateral. She also conducted highly successful direct-mail campaigns for member and donor acquisition.

The first ebook she authored and self-published is about writing foundation grants. The second ebook she authored and self-published is a compilation of inspirational Native American quotes with a brief history of North American aboriginal people.
Foundation grant proposals, blog posts, content marketing, research and persuasive copy.
American history, photography, travel, gardening, cooking (and eating!), museums and writing fiction and nonfiction.
University of Missouri - Kansas City Liberal Arts, Bachelors of Liberal Arts (Honors)

As a single mother, Roberta completed a four-year degree in four years while working full time. She graduated with Honors, was awarded the 1992 Outstanding Student Award from her department and was Phi Beta Kappa.

She completed all the course work, including qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, toward a Masters of Arts in Sociology at the University of Missouri - Kansas City.

Honors and Awards
Phi Beta Kappa Roberta was invited to join The Phi Beta Kappa Society due to her high academic achievement upon graduating from the University of Missouri - Kansas City.

Outstanding Student Award PACE (Program for Adult College Education) was a program of the University of Missouri - Kansas City that allowed students to complete a four-year degree while working full time. Roberta received the 1992 award for her undergraduate thesis and 3.7 grade point average.

Certified Fund Raising Executive CFRE International
CFRE International sets the standards in philanthropy as stewards of the public trust. Roberta was certified after having satisfied in full the CFRE International requirements through education, experience, performance, service and examination. At the time she certified, there were fewer than 5,000 CFREs in North America.

Projects by Industry
Non Profit

For more than 20 years, she was a fundraiser and copywriter for nonprofits and achieved the status of Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). At the time she certified, there were fewer than 5,000 CFREs in North America. She also sat on the boards of a humane society and a national historical trails association and reviewed grants as an advisory board member for a homelessness trust fund.

She has experience in all aspects of nonprofit fund development, management, marketing and administration. Her experience includes working for a high-tech business incubator, cultural institutions, social service agencies and a philanthropic foundation in the Midwest.

She has written an ebook about writing foundation grants and written numerous articles and blog posts about fundraising, managing volunteers and special events.

Search Marketing

She has written landing pages and articles with SEO content for a website about charitable fundraising and for a website about travel and historical tourism.

Projects by SEO Skill
SEO Keyword Requirements

Roberta wrote a landing page for her own website that included SEO keywords in the body and in the meta/title descriptions. She created the website so that people who purchased one of the ebooks she wrote and self-published could download a PDF giveaway. She decided to write a landing page in order to learn the fundamentals of SEO keyword search and SEO copywriting.

Projects by Asset Type

Her experience includes writing successful federal, foundation, corporate, state, municipal, county and association grant proposals. She has reviewed proposals and awarded grants to nonprofit organizations while sitting on the advisory board of a homelessness trust fund. She's also written an ebook about how to write foundation grants.

Blog Post

She has written a number of blog posts for nonprofits, plumbers, dental groups, nutritionists and informative posts about SEO content marketing.

Direct Mail

She has developed direct-mail campaigns for museums, a zoo, a science center, a social service agency providing housing for those with HIV/AIDS and their families, and a national historical trail association. In addition to writing the copy, she oversaw the mailing using volunteers or a mailing service.

Projects By Expertise

She has been a copywritier throughout her 20-year professional career and included basic copywriting principles in the ebook she wrote about writing foundation grants.


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