Originally from the Washington, DC, metro area, Kelly N. Patterson has spent over a decade living and working in developing countries in East and Southern Africa, NE Asia, Central America, the Caribbean, and under-resourced regions of North America.   Playing a diverse range of roles in multi-media communications to organizational development and management as well as teaching and training, Kelly has exclusively served non-profit organizations, international development agencies, academic institutions, the media, the arts,small women/minority-owned and operated businesses, and social entrepreneurial projects and businesses.

For a detailed professional portfolio, please visit http://kellynpatterson.blogspot.com/

Kelly’s titles have included the following:

  • Executive Director
  • Development Director
  • International Development Consultant
  • HIV/AIDS/TB/STI Management Consultant
  • Communications and Public Relations Director
  • E-Content Manager and Editor
  • Public Information Writer and Editor
  • Journalist
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Teacher Trainer
  • Technical Writer and Editor
  • Media Liaison
  • Corporate Communications Writer
  • Copywriter
  • Speech Writer
  • Grant Writer
  • Researcher
  • Creative Writer
  • Script Writer
  • Playwright
  • Teacher
  • Social Media Guru

Some of her past and current clients include the following:

Women’s Wellbeing and Development Foundation http://www.wwd-f.org/index.html

Costa Rica Outward Bound costaricaoutwardbound.org/

CouchSurfing International www.couchsurfing.com

The Well Project www.thewellproject.org

World Bank/Caribbean Regional Network+  http://www.crnplus.org/

Camino Seguro www.safepassage.org

Art Basel http://www.artbaselmiamibeach.com/ca/cc/ss/

University of South Carolina, School of Public Health  http://www.sph.sc.edu/

International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS http://www.icw.org/

The Gere Foundation http://www.gerefoundation.org/

Zanempilo Trust http://www.zanempilo.org.za/

Medicins Sans Frontiers http://www.msf.org/

Reuters http://www.reuters.com/home

Department of Health Kwa Zulu Natal  http://www.kznhealth.gov.za/vision.htm

Voluntary Service Overseas http://www.vso.org.uk/

BBC  http://www.hbo.com/docs/programs/orphansofnkandla/synopsis.html

No Lie Productions http://www.nolieproductions.com/credits.html

EBS TV and EBS English (Educational Broadcasting System) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Educational_Broadcasting_System

Seoul National University  http://www.snu.ac.kr/engsnu/

The Center for Positive Connections http://www.positiveconnections.org/index.html

Sisters of the Presentation  http://www.presentationsisterssf.org/

Habitat for Humanity International http://www.habitat.org/



8 Responses to “About”

  1. Sara Firman Says:

    Hello Kelly – Was delighted to find you via a Google Alert and just wanted to say Hello and thanks for all you do. Will add you to the blogroll on my website (called Further Resources there) and wonder if you would do the same (of course you’ll want to review my site first). For the waters, Sara

  2. Kelly, I am thrilled that you are such a wonderful resource to non profits like myself. I hope to learn more about your work and look forward to working with you.
    Thank you for taking the time to do this! So valuable! Best wishes always, Khatundi

  3. I would your site and the history you have accomplished. If you find time would you mind emailing me, would love to speak about learning more about grant writing.


  4. Excuse me , I Love your site, sorry for typo

  5. Ruby Gooley, Ph.D. Says:


    We would like to find out how you can
    support our work at Tranee’s Place. We
    are providing resources to Detroit’s
    homeless – with a focus on pregnant women.

    • Dear Dr. Gooley,

      Thank you for writing me at the Nonprofit Guru. Before I could even begin to counsel you on fundraising and development options for Tranee’s Place, I would need to know a lot more about your organization, its services and its needs.

      Do you have a website I can peruse? If so, please send me a link and then let me know exactly what kind of funding you seek (the more detailed the better.) I hope I can be of some assistance in the near future! You are welcome to email me directly at kellyofthepattersons@yahoo.com

      I hope to learn more about Tranee’s Place soon.

      Kelly N Patterson

  6. Hi, nice to meet you !

  7. WOW, Kelly! YOU have done A LOT! BRAVO!

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