Michelle Nelson

Michelle NelsonMichelle Nelson has worked for over 20 years in the fundraising field for various non-profit groups and brings grant writing and research experience to the Ascend Partners firm.

For 8 years, Michelle provided coordination and oversight for several client accounts and was involved with writing, designing and editing of promotional materials. She also assisted with coordination of promotional and fund-raising events for small and large non-profits, including the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, D.A.R.E. America and the Foundation for the Junior Blind.

For the past 14 years, Michelle has consulted with and written grants for non-profits across the country, supporting their efforts in providing critical children’s programs, housing for the homeless, educational programs in both public and private schools and early-intervention programs for infants and toddlers. In addition to raising funds for general operating costs for these programs, Michelle has helped clients to raise over $3,000,000 for capital programs alone.

Michelle graduated from California Lutheran University and went on to receive an M.A. in Mass Communications from California State University, Northridge.

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