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Melissa Beard
Consultant , International Nonprofit
Cary, United States
Executive with 20+ years NGO leadership experience specializing in organizational development, capacity building, fundraising, and governance. Seeking challenging full-time or consulting home based opportunity. Willing to travel.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
Professional Experience:
• 20 years of experience in nonprofit management, program administration, advocacy, and communications, including 12 years of experience in public health and education and 6 years of experience in international relations
• Experience in global and local advocacy and communications, international and national level policy development, program design and management, and training design and facilitation
• Expertise in organizational growth and strategic development, fundraising, donor management, and grant writing
• Familiarity with working abroad with people, organizations, and governmental agencies representing various countries and cultures
I obtained a Master of Public Administration Degree with a concentration in public health administration from East Carolina University in 1995. I graduated with honors after interning at the UNFPA.
Affiliations and Achievements:
North Carolina Center for Creative Leadership Executive Leadership Program

Recipient and Instructor in the Duke Certificate in Non-Profit Management

Association Executives of North Carolina Scholarships and Awards Committee Chair

CAMO Volunteer Vision Screening Team Leader in Honduras

Photographer, foodie, traveler, and avid reader

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Being headhunted – make me an offer

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Spanish
    United States
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