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About August 25, 2010

Statement of Belief

“…all energy is only borrowed, and one day you have to give it back.” – Jake Sully, Avatar

Those of us in the nonprofit sector can relate to this quote. We believe that we have a responsibility to do all we can, while we can, to make the world a better place.  But passion alone is not enough. If we are to truly effectuate change, we must build our organization’s capacity to share its message with a variety of stakeholders.  Our communities deserve nothing less.  Tamar Cloyd can help your organization implement proven fundraising and communication strategies to match mission to impact.

Who is Tamar Cloyd?

Tamar Cloyd is a freelance writer and fundraiser. She has over 10 years experience working in the nonprofit sector, including fundraising, program management, communications (online and print), and direct service delivery. Her previous fundraising positions include development specialist for Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (raising over $500,000 in membership dues and $1.3 million in project/event/general operating funds), grants officer for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (cultivating new corporate support for $30,000 from the PNC Foundation) and development manager for Education Voters of America (raising more than $90,000 in her first eight months on the job).

Tamar is a former steering committee member of the D.C. Chapter of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP). She is currently a member of the D.C. Chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN-DC) and serves on the steering committee of Higher Heights for America in New York, NY. She has also served as a volunteer grant reviewer with the DC Children & Youth Investment Trust Corporation and D.C.’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education.

A native of Chicago, IL, Tamar holds a bachelor’s in Psychology (cognate: Criminal Justice) (graduating with honors) from Michigan State University, and a master’s degree in Community Social Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She resides in Columbia, MD with her husband and three sons.

That’s Great. Now What?

If you’re ready to increase your organization’s financial gifts, there is no time like the present (pun intended).    Contact Tamar today!


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