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virginia loperenawriter, grantwriter

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BIRTHDATE
4.25.1991
WORK
writer, grantwriter
PHONE
415.971.1358
EMAIL
vglanti@virginialoperena.com

WHO I AM

/latina & humanist

As a grantwriter, my career is rooted in writing, which has been my passion since childhood. To use a (perhaps cliché) analogy: if my life is a road, it is paved with books.

skills & interests

75%grantwriting
70%copywriting
90%editorial & opinion
70%graphic design

RESUME

/education & experience

Education
2013

B.A. in Philosophy

Harvard University

  • - Minor Citation: French
  • - Societies & Activities: Dudley Cooperative Society, Widener Library
  • - Undergraduate GPA: 3.15

Experience
2015

Grants Development Officer

Bank Street College of Education

  • - Write and copyedit grant proposals, letters of inquiry, progress reports, and final reports
  • - Implement and design fundraising strategies, including stewardship
  • - Conduct funder research, including compiling funder profiles and recommending course of action

Data Manager & Executive Administrative Assistant

The Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County

  • - Participated in fundraising campaigns and managed fundraising data capture, entry, and analysis
  • - Acted as in-house liaison to Event Coordinator: Pure Mendocino Dinner and Big River Walk and Paddle for Cancer
  • - Managed all Accounts Receivable: event reconciliations, income reports, and tax receipts
  • - Managed database (Salesforce NPSP): create/edit fields, views and permission sets, reports and dashboards, etc.
  • - Designed and created content for websites, mass emails, and social media profiles
  • - Coordinated calendars, schedules, and organized preparation for meetings
  • - Created Procedures Manual for future holders of this position

2014
2013

Marketing and Development Director

Noyo Food Forest

  • - Executed mission and vision of organization as defined by Board of Directors
  • - Managed organization finances, created and implemented budget
  • - Fundraised, managed donation campaigns
  • - Coordinated events: Earth Day Festival and Harvest Dinner
  • - Wrote grants, progress reports and final grant reports
  • - Supervised youth programs, including: structured work with youth and special needs persons
  • - Performed outreach and nurtured community partnerships, seeking out new opportunities to collaborate
  • - Managed marketing, created website content, wrote copy

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STATS

2m $ grants awarded
4.0postgrad gpa
7nonprofits I've worked with

PORTFOLIO

/grantwriting & writing & design

The core of every project, no matter what field, is its story. My job is to tell that story. In my writing and design, I try to engage the reader, making her feel invested in the project from inception to outcome.

BLOG

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CONTACT

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