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Megan M
Writer #32742
RENO, NV
NEW 7/11/2019
4 Star Rating
40 Projects
0 Endorsements
0 Elite Skills
Megan has been writing professionally for over 10 years, albeit focused on securing funds for nonprofit organizations--including proposals to individuals and corporate prospects. Within Megan's prior body of work, she has developed, written, and implemented online (email and social media) giving and marketing campaigns to engage audiences and rally broad financial support from a wide variety of audiences, while simultaneously working directly with high net worth prospects to secure large philanthropic investments.

Though the nonprofit sector has been her primary focus for nearly 14 years, Megan learns quickly and is drawn to more creative uses of her writing talent... having written and illustrated several short stories in elementary school (and continuing her passion for writing in honors English classes throughout her education), Megan is seeking the opportunity to diversify the focus of her writing while providing timely, effective deliverables for her clients.
Direct Mail
Grant/Proposal
Annual Report
Women
Marketing
Non Profit

Specialties

One-page and long form funding proposals for nonprofit organizations, business plans, email and online giving campaigns including all content writing.

Interests

Creative writing, marketing material development, blog writing, and copy writing.

Education

University of Nevada, Reno

As part of Megan's undergraduate course of study, she was awarded a scholarship to participate in a post-baccalaureate art restoration program at a private school in Florence, Italy. Megan's educational and work experience has given her great opportunity to process complex ideas and articulate them in ways that are interesting and understandable for varying audiences.

Non Profit

40 Projects Completed

Megan has devoted her career to securing philanthropic funding for nonprofit organizations. From grassroots to global entities, Megan has written successful funding appeals for museums, arts, health, and environmental organizations. While writing in this sector can often be overlooked, it must be remembered that people who give philanthropically must be compelled to invest with no expectation of receiving anything in return... whereas investors and consumers receive a return on investment (either in funding or a product they've purchased).

Marketing

0 Projects Completed

Megan designed and launched a guerrilla marketing campaign for a trendy local restaurant in Reno, NV. The campaign was based on a piece of art the restaurant had prominently displayed which had unofficially become the restaurant's mascot. Megan developed a simple stylized image reminiscent of the restaurant's mascot (a hippo) and created black and white stickers with two words on them below the image... "Hungry?" and the name of the restaurant (with hashtag).

Women

0 Projects Completed

This is an industry Megan would like to be more involved in. In her work with nonprofit organizations, she has successfully homed in on projects and programs that will be of interest to female supporters and engaged women in advancing those projects and programs.

Annual Report

0 Projects Completed

Megan has written Annual Reports for numerous nonprofit organizations, which are comprehensive of financial information in addition to program updates, images and design elements to engage various readers, and letters from the organization's director. Well-written Annual Reports are important tools for organizations seeking to build credibility with prospective supporters.

Direct Mail

0 Projects Completed

Nonprofit organizations send out direct mail at least once a year (around calendar year end, when all other organizations are also competing for year-end dollars), but often twice. I've written these communications for multiple organizations.

Grant/Proposal

0 Projects Completed

This is Megan's primary area of expertise, with successful grants and proposals awarded from foundations, corporations and high net worth individuals. The awards range from $1,000 to $4,000,000 and were written in support of various causes.

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