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Tara Graham
Fundraising Officer , UN Agency
Toronto, Canada
Bilingual (English, French) fundraising expert with over 20 years of experience with international and environmental NGOs, currently working as an Assistant Fundraising Officer with UNHCR; seeking new career opportunities with international NGOs and willing to re-locate.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
Career trajectory spans over 2 decades in private sector fundraising, notably working for international humanitarian and environmental NGOs. With all organisations I served, I successfully developed and implemented fundraising plans that generated income, as well as identified and cultivated a subset of donors with strong giving capacity and affinity for the cause.

I continue to meet targets by developing and executing clear strategies, undertaking high quality research, writing income-generating proposals and building effective relationships with corporations, foundations and high net worth individuals. Such competencies show that I can influence others whilst achieving objectives, identify and pursue fundraising opportunities and put annual plans into action to secure and grow donations year over year.

I excel in a team atmosphere with private sector partners, colleagues and stakeholders from different backgrounds and can work independently. Cultural sensitivity is important to me when I am meeting with donors, negotiating partnerships, or on mission to the field, as it has allowed me to build significant relationships throughout my longstanding career.
Dale Carnegie, Effective Communications and Human Relations (2018); Goethe-Institut, intermediate German, 2005-06; McGill University, BA, Humanistic Studies, 1998; Université Laval, français pour non-francophones,1993; Saint Mary’s University, BA degree, year 2, geography, 1992-93. Studied geopolitics, geo-economics, comparative politics, modern languages and mass media communications for arts undergraduate degree.
Affiliations and Achievements:
(2018) Certificate in Effective Communications and Human Relations, Dale Carnegie, Toronto, ON; (2017- ) Member of the Canadian Council for the Americas, Toronto, ON; (2009-2010) Fundraising Consultant, new business and strategic development for nonprofits, Fredericton, NB; (1998) Bachelor of Arts Degree, Major: Humanistic Studies, McGill University, Montréal, QC.
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  • Consulting assignments
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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French
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