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PAUL J.

DONNELLY, CAE
Atlanta, GA 30306 404-519-9148 pjdonnelly@live.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/donnellypaul

Dynamic association management professional with an outstanding track-record directing complex organizational functions Broad experience working with boards and committees to develop and implement multifaceted agendas Creates and presents training on a variety of topics for diverse audiences Skilled in a wide range of creative fund-raising strategies from grants to direct solicitation to benefits and events. PROFICIENCIES
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION & MANAGEMENT Governance & Policy Provided strategic planning and board operations consultation to community-based nonprofit organizations. Directed all aspects of operations for numerous boards, committees and working groups with policy development and oversight functions. Managed policy collaboration between national membership organization and affiliated constituent divisions. Conducted successful board recruitment campaigns. Financial Reporting & Management Supervised preparation and rigorously monitored compliance of program/project budgets (up to $3.5M annually), including pass-through costs. Prepared financial and progress reports for a variety of federal and foundation grants. Coordinated human resource functions, including recruitment, promotions, evaluations, and separations for a staff of 25 FTE. PRESENTATION SKILLS Trainer/Training Development Developed and presented training that successfully introduced new participants to the arcane world of association governance, including annual orientation for new board and committee members, new staff orientations, and introductory workshops for division/chapter presidents-elect. Evaluated training needs and identified appropriate community-based health and mental health care providers for a series of conferences on the psycho-social dynamics of HIV supported by a federal training grant. FUNDRAISING, DEVELOPMENT & DONOR RELATIONS Fundraising & Donor Relations Designed and implemented individual donor and foundation support programs. Significantly increased foundation and government support for a theater company moving into an economic redevelopment district. Grant Writing Prepared grant proposals to national and regional foundations for national and community-based nonprofit organizations. Collaborated with university research faculty to develop conceptual framework for federal grant proposals and provided ongoing comments and copy-editing throughout the drafting process. WRITING SKILLS Research, Writing & Editing Researched and prepared professional and creative copy, including grant proposals, annual reports, promotional materials, policy statements, profiles, and newsletters. Compiled and edited annual governance resource directory and bi-annual cross cutting agendas for association board and committee meetings; wrote advocacy and informational agenda items and employee newsletter articles. Produced press releases and other promotional materials that garnered significant media attention for fledgling theater companies.

COMPLEX MEETING LOGISTICS Vendor, Consultant & Staff Management Effectively managed all levels of conference logistics, including recruitment of local panel participants and exhibitors, conference registration, negotiating on-site facilities and equipment, developing training materials, and managing revenues. Thoroughly experienced with site and meeting space assessment, travel arrangements, overnight accommodations, banquet functions and special events. Solicited bids, reviewed, and advantageously selected vendors, including hotels, caterers, printers, graphic designers, and indexers.

CAREER EXPERIENCE
Write Now! Atlanta, GA, Washington, DC 2009-present Board operations & strategic planning consultation, as well as grant writing and editing ,and & 1997-1999 copy writing and editing for institutional and individual clients in the nonprofit arts, and health and mental health care sectors. Selected Publications: Chang, Alice F. & Donnelly, Paul. Trees Dont Mourn the Autumn: A Creative Response, in Surviving Cancer as a Family (Praeger; June, 2010). Donnelly, P. & Alteri, D. Anatomy of an Error. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (58). p. 977-985. American Psychological Association (APA), Washington, DC With 150,000 members, APA is the worlds largest association of psychologists. Director, Board & Committee Operations Manager, Division Services Director, Public Interest Administration & Governance Assistant Director, AIDS Community Training Project

2000-2009 1999-2000 1991-1997 1990-1991

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB), Atlanta, GA, ACFB fights hunger by distributing food and grocery products to 800+ local nonprofit partner agencies that provide direct client services. Volunteer, Product Rescue Center & Special Events, Volunteer of the Quarter Winter 2010 Theater Alliance, Washington, DC Founded in 1993 to produce work of interest to DC's diverse populations. Board Member (Secretary 2001-2002, President 2002-2003) Charter Theater, Washington, DC A new company devoted exclusively to the development and production of new plays. Founding Managing Director and Board Member. 2009-present

2000-2003

1999-2002

EDUCATION
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA B.A., English Emory University, Atlanta, GA Certificate in Grant Writing Georgia Society of Association of Executives, Atlanta, GA Leadership Academy

AFFILIATIONS
American Grant Writers Association American Society of Association Executives Georgia Society of Association Executives Georgia Writers Registry UVA Club of Atlanta