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Dane Waters
International Advocacy / Project Manager / Consultant / NGO Strategy and Management
Arlington, VA, United States
Communications strategist, author, campaign manager, spokesperson, grassroots campaign and advocacy expert. 30 years experience managing all aspects of NGOs and campaigns. Have lived and worked in numerous countries and willing to work anywhere in the world.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Government/Governance, Reforms
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
Communications strategist, author, campaign manager, spokesperson, grassroots campaign and advocacy expert. 30 years experience managing all aspects of NGOs and campaigns – creation, fundraising, public relations, communications, messaging, legal compliance, and governance. Has worked on six continents providing strategic advice to campaigns, governments, activists, academic institutions, and NGOs.
Three years of undergraduate study in political science and international relations at the University of Alabama Birmingham and Troy University.
Affiliations and Achievements:
Organized and managed numerous events, including the “World Trade Center Memorial Ceremony at Ground Zero” (November 2001), and “Nations United: United Nations Town Hall Meeting with U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan”.

Provided technical assistance on democracy issues to the “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Weakest Link,” and “The West Wing.”

Project for California’s Future: Board Member. This organization was founded to educate California’s youth on the political process in hopes of getting them more actively involved.

Harvard Appleseed Project for Electoral Reform: Board Member. This organization was founded jointly between Harvard Law School and American University to recommend changes to the rules governing the thresholds for a presidential candidate to participate in presidential debates

Recognized by The Heritage Foundation as a “Public Policy Expert” on political and election issues.

Monitored and observed Cambodian National Parliamentary Elections; Somaliland National Referendum on Independence as well as observed the political party system in Nigeria and drafted a report on reforms the political parties should make in order to be viable participants in the 2011 Presidential election.

Founder and President of The Elephant Project. An NGO that works to protect elephants globally -

Interviewed by major newspapers, publications, and media outlets on six continents.

Authored four books as well as have contributed numerous articles and chapters to other books and publications.

Guest lectured at Auburn University, Harvard Law School, University of Southern California, Kennedy School of Government, Tel-Aviv University, and Coventry University.

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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
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