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