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Roberta Plantak
Program Director , International non-profit
Washington DC, United States
Highly motivated and enthusiastic Program Director with 10 years of international program development, fundraising, and sustainability initiatives in the non-profit sector. Demonstrated ability to manage high-stakes projects from idea to implementation. Eager to bring strong communication and collaboration skills to a dynamic international organization. Can relocate immediately.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
• Developed and implemented four core programs focused on nutrition and health education for vulnerable urban communities in Metro Manila and indigenous tribes in surrounding locations:
o Urban Barangay Gardens, providing vital nutrition and health education for 600+ vulnerable families with a focus on empowerment and environmentalism, with the creation of ecobrick floating garden beds for flood-prone areas
o Ecowings, skill and job training for vulnerable women to become professional seamstresses through local university partnership creating reusable menstrual pads being sold in zero-waste local stores in a buy-one give-one model, with menstrual hygiene kits and education for women and girls otherwise lacking access
o Agriculture for Indigenous Tribes, combining WASH programs, health, and environmental education, and building vegetable farms using traditional indigenous methods to boost food consumption and nutrition
o Fresh Perspectives, creating voices for vulnerable youth through urban art installations and publishing artwork for distribution and broader awareness of flooding in disadvantaged communities
• Used skills in needs assessment, analysis, design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting
• Cultivated strong relationships with local government and local and international NGOs
• Presented at Universities and international conferences
• Compiled quarterly Board and community reports
• Created literature and promotional materials including web content, program descriptions, and proposal outlines
• Developed proficiency in distribution of approved grants and analysis of funded projects for Board review
• Curated content and program design played a decisive role in voice and face of organization
• Designed fundraising strategy and increased funding over 1000%
• Managed and created the production budget and maintained cost tracking reports for multiple marketing channels
• Collaboratively created a strategic and integrated marketing plan
• Improved the effectiveness and efficiency of the Direct Mail and Telemarketing program
• Proposed and developed a donor retention strategy to improve donor retention numbers
• Created mid-level donor program and effective donor pipeline to move donors into higher donating brackets
• Experienced in campaign development and management, member communication, pipeline strategy, multi-level marketing strategy, high-level donor research
• Proficient in database usage (Raisers Edge, ROI-Revolution Online, Netsuite), donor cultivation, mid-level and major donor pipeline creation and cultivation
Degree in Political Studies and International Relations with an emphasis in Pre-law and a minor in Philosophy.
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    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Italian, Serbian/Croatian, Tagalog
    United States
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