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Key Results

  • 6+ years supporting strategic projects related to technology selection and implementations for grantmakers.
  • Delivered projects with the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Simons Foundation, Templeton World Charities Foundation, and Grand Challenges Canada, among others.
  • Specialized in current-state assessment of needs, resulting in GMS evaluation and implementation.

Melanie Wood

Director, Client Services

Director, Client Services

Key Results

  • 6+ years supporting strategic projects related to technology selection and implementations for grantmakers.
  • Delivered projects with the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Simons Foundation, Templeton World Charities Foundation, and Grand Challenges Canada, among others.
  • Specialized in current-state assessment of needs, resulting in GMS evaluation and implementation.

Melanie is a results-driven IT Project Manager and Grantbook’s client services team leader with 10+ years of success in the support and execution of projects related to technology, and organizational change in not-for-profit, philanthropic, and public sectors.

With a solutions-oriented leadership style that builds trust and affinity with diverse community members and stakeholders, Melanie thrives in building relationships with foundations and other innovators in the philanthropy/technology space so that she can better advocate for the people they work with and their beneficiaries. 

Notable Clients & Projects

  • Managed or supported projects with over 30 grantmakers
  • Conducted system selection research and evaluation for 15 clients
  • Implemented grants management systems (Fluxx, Salesforce) for 10 clients
  • Leads a team of 15 managing a portfolio of over 50 active projects
  • 10+ years managing projects for non-profits or the public sector

Skills

  • Technology Evaluation
  • Requirements Documenting
  • Risk Management

Tech Tools

  • Fluxx
  • Smartsheet

Training & Education

Introduction to Structured Query Language (SQL)
Coursera, Dec 2017
Credential ID YM4ACW863CNL

Building Web Applications in PHP
Coursera, Mar 2018
Credential ID S6MA4ZEMT326

Introduction to Computer Programming
Coursera, Dec 2018
Credential ID HBFXFP68WCWT

University of Ottawa
International Studies & Modern Languages

University of Toronto
Continuing Education - Project Management, Dec 2014

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