Melissa J. Pond LLC
Mission: Catalyze community advancement through strategic planning, expert grant writing, and effective communications, fostering sustainable impact and growth.
Vision: Envision a globe where the challenge of limited support for community advancement is addressed and deserving initiatives thrive, supported by strategic planning, secured funding, and impactful communication.
Melissa J. Pond: A 15-Year Track Record of Nonprofit & Government Leadership
Melissa J. Pond has been making an impact in the nonprofit sector for more than 15 years. With a Master's in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University, Melissa has served in various roles, including City Planner, AmeriCorps Volunteer, and Board of Health Member. She's been recognized by the American Planning Association Massachusetts Chapter, the Massachusetts State Senate, and the Quincy City Council for her efforts.
☛ Organized and managed $895k over four years to support municipal programming for communications access for persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency, as well as the municipality's first ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan. In December 2021, this project was recognized with the Social Advocacy Award from the American Planning Association Massachusetts Chapter.
☛ Developed and taught a nonprofit leadership course for her alma mater and taught a total of 12 courses in three subjects online for accredited colleges and universities.
☛ Recognized by the Massachusetts State Senate in 2015 and 2014 and by the City of Quincy City Council in 2013 with official citations for community service and leadership.
In 2022, she launched Melissa J Pond LLC to catalyze community advancement through strategic planning, expert grant-writing, and effective communications, fostering sustainable impact and growth.
☛ Created an affordable, high-impact grant-seeking onboarding package that includes mission and vision statements with effective formulas, a theory of change framework, stakeholder mapping, data resources, grant research, and draft narratives.
☛ Identified and drafted applications and strategies for $1 million grant funding for a recreational, historic site in Abington.
☛ Developed a winning proposal to develop a leadership training program for a leading national community development professional association.
☛ Assisted small business clients in obtaining a total of $35,000
☛ Self-published seven books through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing
Marketing Workbook for Entrepreneurs
"A Values-Based Approach to Authentic Client Attraction" is your roadmap to building connections that matter in today's business world. By embracing authenticity, you can create lasting impact and achieve your professional goals. Are you ready to transform your approach to client attraction? Dive into the book today and begin your journey toward authentic success.
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Devotional Journals for Women
Ignite your leadership, women of faith! Discover renewed purpose through meaningful journaling. Embark on a journey of growth and empowerment. Unlock your potential as a faith-driven leader.
Available now on Amazon for just $15.
40-Day Devotional Journal for Christian Women Who Lead with a Servant's Heart: Love, Joy, & Community https://a.co/d/5Cl7lHV
52-Week Devotional Journal for Christian Women Who Lead with a Servant’s Heart: Love, Joy, & Community https://a.co/d/1ngD2Jl
Story & Activity Books for Kids
Encourage children with positive interactive storybooks that ignite imagination and creativity and boost confidence through faith.
Order now on Amazon, only $10 each:
Spark the Spotless Giraffe: Story & Activity Book https://a.co/d/ewKoT8g
Ruby the Lobster's Adventure of Faith and Friendship: Story & Activity Book https://a.co/d/aVRLZcT
God’s Love Lights the Way: Interactive Story Coloring Book https://a.co/d/4vm2Cbu
MJP x Greater Giving
Greater Giving works exclusively with schools and nonprofits across the nation — offering integrated technologies to help simplify event management; quickly train volunteers; streamline check-in and check-out; and raise more funds. Greater Giving solutions are based on a single platform, are user-friendly, and will simplify your job.
Allow me to introduce you personally to the team via email.
Ensuring Communications Access in Local Government
Unveiling the Power of Capability Statements: A Must-Have for Every Business
Celebrating One Year of Business
Empowering Collaboration: MJP and ANJ Bracelets Unite for a Custom Promotional Giveaway
Celebrating 50+ Years of the National Community Development Association: A Reflection on Mentorship and Lifelong Connections
Mark Tigan, standing tall with his arms raised high, captivatingly expressed how the honoree, Ned Handy, had metaphorically spread his wings wide to take Pat and Mark under his nurturing guidance. This visual representation of Ned's mentorship had a profound impact on the audience, underscoring the immense influence one person can have in shaping the lives and careers of others. It was as if the very essence of mentorship was encapsulated in that grand gesture, symbolizing the willingness to lift others, support them, and provide them with the tools and knowledge needed to soar.
Discover the Power of Leveraging Massachusetts Business Network: How Melissa and Ashley Team Up for Success
Expanding Horizons: From Cape & Plymouth Business 40 under 40 Honoree to Alumnus - Connecting with New Faces and Opportunities
Melissa J Pond joins Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce, exhibits at Expo
Melissa J. Pond, presenter for Continue to Give
Melissa J. Pond, presenter at National Conference in DC
Melissa J. Pond, presenter at MNN Conference October 19, 2022
The conference was an excellent opportunity to re-connect with colleagues that she has known throughout her career as well as meet new friends in the sector.