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Phyllis Meiners is currently living in Overland Park, Kansas, working as a Managing Owner in "Mail N More" and is interested in Consulting, Non-profit/Association, Transportation.
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Job Title

Managing Owner



Overland Park, Kansas

Categories of Interest

Consulting, Non-profit/Association, Transportation

My Interests

Antiques, Glassware, Shipping, Boxing & Crating, Mail Box Rentals, eBay Sales, Direct Mail & List Rentals, Domestic & International Freight, U-Haul & Moving Helpers; philanthropy and charitable giving, grant writing, publishing

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Phyllis Meiners has joined on Jan 22, 2008


Phyllis A. Meiners, C.F.R.E.
5225 W. 95th Street.
Overland Park, KS 66207
913/341-8383 - voice
913/209-4083 - cell
913/341-6446 - fax

Over 20 years of non profit and business management experience with
an emphasis in grantsmanship, grantmaker relations, and public
relations. Excellent written and oral skills. Proficient in non
profit budgeting, program development and evaluation, grant writing,
Board recruitment and training, and complex computer applications.
Directly responsible for all financial and personnel management


Present Meinerworks Consulting and
. Write and review grant proposals and applications to
federal agencies, foundation, and corporate
. Deliver technical assistance to non profit grantees
and applicants in program planning and design,
project management and service delivery, program
evaluation, project/agency budgeting, and proposal
. Design grant tracking and reporting systems for
private sector grantmakers and non profit charities.
. Recruit and train foundation and non profit board
members in diversity, fund development, and public

2002 - 2005 Director of Development and Public Relations,
Alphapointe Association for the Blind
. One of four managing Directors for a major non profit
agency with 200+ employees and a $20 million
operating budget.
. Created and managed a new Development Department team
of 6 members.
. Created an Advisory Board composed of prominent
business and civic leaders to provide professional
. Developed strategic plans and implemented policies of
the Board of Directors.
. Developed and implemented annual campaigns in direct
mail, major gifts, and grant solicitations.
. Managed and developed corporate, foundation,
religious, and government grant proposals, programs,
and budgets.
. Prepared presentation and marketing materials,
directed public relations and media efforts, and
represented the organization at public events and

1998 - 2002 Founding Publisher/Instructor in Philanthropy,
CRC Publishing Company-EagleRock Books
. Published and authored Multicultural Grant Guides
consisting of directories and instructional manuals
for ethnic minorities on how to secure high level of
grants and gifts.
. Hired and managed staff of five professionals, hired
multicultural authors, solicited and edited
manuscripts from independent authors.
. Marketed and distributed published works on
grantmaking in print and electronic formats.
. Conducted extensive research on policies and
procedures of grantmakers located throughout the
United States.

1982. - 2002 Fundraising Counsel, Corporate Resource Consultants;
Founding Director, Corporate Resource Center
. Recruited and trained prominent board members for non
profit health, environmental, educational, social
service, arts, and multicultural organizations.
. Conducted grantsmanship seminars for non profit,
religious, and Native American boards of directors.
. Founded the Corporate Resource Center non profit
subscription library of philanthropy offering Donor
Forums and grantmaker research as a public service to
area non profit agencies.
. Performed non profit management consultation, needs
assessment and funding feasibility studies, program
planning and budgeting, grantwriting, and private
sector fundraising for non profit health care and
social service organizations.
. Managed staff of five contractors, two researchers,
and three clerical persons.
. Obtained over $100 million in government, corporate,
foundation, and individual gifts/grants for capital
and annual projects.

1980. - 1982 Kansas City Administrator, NAP
Missouri Division of Community Economic Development
. Assisted corporations and corporate foundations with
utilization of state tax credits for charitable
. Reviewed proposals and selected area charities for
receipt of Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP)
. Trained non profits in techniques of marketing tax
credits, grantwriting, program planning and
budgeting, board development, and financing for
housing, health, disabilities, economic development,
human services, and education projects.
. Insured that non profit charities complied with NAP
regulatory requirements.

1980 Planning Consultant,
Ochsner, Hare & Hare
. Conducted market feasibility study of corporate
sponsored day care.
. Evaluated land use, zoning, funding and financing
mechanisms, and state/local/federal regulations.
. Surveyed and analyzed responses of Kansas City
employers regarding the need for and location of day
care facilities.

Editor/Planning Consultant,
Howard Needles Tammen and Bergendoff
. Prepared, analyzed, and edited environmental impact
statements for the U.S. Department of Transportation
on the Louisiana North-South Expressway.
. Prepared client brochures.
University of California, Berkeley, CA, B.A. English literature
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, Urban planning
Other: Rockhurst University and University of Missouri at Kansas
City, Business Law,
Community Development and Non Profit Management, Investment and
Analysis, Real Estate Development and Finance, Computer

Page Maker, Microsoft Office, Word Perfect, DOS, Windows, Microsoft
Outlook, Power Point, Photo Shop, Paradigm, Razor\'s Edge

American Association of Grant Professionals
American Prospect Research Association
American Society of Fundraising Professionals, CFRE Certification
since 1987
Mid America Planned Giving Council
Congregation Kol Ami
Friends of Art, Nelson Art Gallery
Greater Kansas City Council of Philanthropy
Mid America Publishing Association
Native Americans in Philanthropy
National Center for Black Philanthropy
National Council of Jewish Women
Publishers Marketing Association
Special Libraries Association
Temple B\'nai Jehudah, former member
Women\'s Public Service Network
Listed annually in WHO\'S WHO in the Midwest, WHO\'S WHO in Finance,
WHO\'S WHO in American Women, WHO\'S WHO in America, and WHO\'S WHO in
the World
The Downtown East Industrial Park, Case Study One, The Black Economic
Union, 1979.
Minority Business Development, \"Central City Lanes,\" Case Study Two,
The Black Economic Union, 1979.
The Eighteenth and Vine Commercial Revitalization Project: The Lincoln
Building, Case Study Three, The Black Economic Union, 1979.
Recommended Corporate Fund Raising Procedures,Corporate Resource
Consultants, 1982.
National Directory of Philanthropy for Native Americans,Corporate
Resource Consultants, 1992.
A Study of the Vocational Service Needs of Economically Disadvantaged
Persons, conducted for The Helping Hand of Goodwill Industries
of Kansas City by Corporate Resource Consultants, 1993.
Church Philanthropy for Native Americans and Other Minorities: A
Guide to Multicultural Funding from Religious Sources, CRC
Publishing Company, 1995.
Corporate and Foundation Fundraising Manual for Native Americans, 3rd
Edition, CRC Publishing Company-EagleRock Books, 1996.
National Directory of Foundation Grants for Native Americans, CRC
Publishing Company-EagleRock Books, 1998.

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Phyllis Meiners
Name: Phyllis Meiners
Location: Overland Park,Kansas,United States
Job Title: Managing Owner
Company: Mail N More

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