Allison Simpson
Summary

Grant writing, fundraising, development, writer

International Development, NGO, Community urban development.

Budget management, capital, donor relations, training

Major Network Film, NewsMedia, art direction

digital communications, familiar w ux/ui design, career mapping, consulting

(basic)HTML, CSS, Slack, Github(basic), photoshop cs

Employment
2007 to 2016
Robert Half International · Administrative Professional · 
Baltimore, Maryland
2007 to Current
Freelance Writer · 
Baltimore, Maryland

Writer for WARCRY, EEW Magazine, Examiner.com and Heart and Soul magazine. Currently run a blog on public affairs

2000 to 2003
Columbia University, · 
New York, NY

Manager for non-for-profit hospital based art program, grant-writing, budget management, donor relations, fundraising.

Director for Hospital Based Art Program at Harlem Hospital Center, maintained operating budget, maintained donor relationships with supporting foundations. Worked under the leadership of IFCK to develop program goals and carry out mission. Sought out new potential funding sources, obtained new funding source in the amount of $5000 and maintained an overall budget of $100,000, drafted grants, RFP's and maintained grant tracking under the Columbia University grant tracking system BlackBaud. Oversaw development of new marketing materials and served as community liaison with local press and news organizations. Sponsored student art show in collaboration with RUSH arts Gallery and Fresh Art as well as other locals arts organizations serving the community. 

Education
1997
Howard University School of Communications
BA
British American Drama Academy, Oxford England, Certificate- Shakespeare
Skills
html, css, Grantwriting, Budget Management, copy-writer, UX/UI, slack, Public Speaking, donor relations, international/cross cultural communication, digital media, training/HR, online education, art direction, web design, CMS, WordPress
Projects
Current
Sparrow Foundation Fund

The Sparrow Educational Foundation awards scholarship monies to non- traditional and regular matriculating scholars looking to attend college and graduate school. We also support projects in Education Reform, international relief and development

Activities
DAWN- Diaspora African Women's Network · member
AAUW- American Association of University Women (former)
Volunteering
Pro-Health International, Abuja, Nigeria West Africa · Volunteer Missionary · Abuja, Nigeria
Fresh Art · Advisory Board Member · New York, New York