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About me

Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Program Associate at a Private Foundation
Location United States
Introduction I'm a Program Associate at a large foundation. We definitely don't have the assets of a place like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, but we are in the Top 30 in both asset size and annual grants given. I started here in mid 2006, my first job in the foundation world after awhile in fundraising. It is very different being the one to *read* grant proposals than when I was the one *writing* them. The experience of being a development officer has been such a benefit, because I can put myself in the shoes of those who are applying. I hope Inside Foundations will give folks on both sides of the grantmaker/grantee fence a place to see new perspectives, learn new things, and to peek over my shoulder as I learn the ropes of life in a Foundation. The biggest thing I have learned so far - giving away money is much harder than I ever thought it would be!
Interests Foundations, Non-profits, NPO, NGO, philanthropy, philanthropic studies, giving, volunteering, 501(c)3, grants, grantmaking, venture philanthropy, independent foundation, private foundation, corporate foundation, community foundation, charity, grant writing, grant proposals, fundraising, third sector, technology, blogging, e-philanthropy
Favorite Movies Movies & TV, Heroes, Drive, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, West Wing, Absolutely Fabulous, Stargate SG-1, Battlestar Galactica, Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, Robot Chicken, Dirty Jobs, Alias, House, Dr. Who, Eureka, Fawlty Towers, Monty Python, Grey's Anatomy, Nature, Mythbusters, MI-5, Hustle, Torchwood, Chuck, Pushing Daisies Moulin Rouge, Trainspotting, Superman Returns, Star Wars I-VI, Clercks, Clerks 2, Chasing Amy, Serenity, Neverending Story, Joe Vs. the Volcano, A Fish Called Wanda, Empire Records, Grosse Pointe Blank, Guys and Dolls, Say Anything, Amadeus, Buckaroo Banzai, Empire of the Sun, ET, the Indiana Joneses, the Godfathers, American Beauty, V for Vendetta, Superman 1 & 2, Superman Returns, Hedwig & the Angry Inch, The Ref, Primary Colors
Favorite Music New wave, synth-pop, goth, 80's, rock and roll, motown

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