Melissa Pond presenting remarks at the 2022 40 under 40 Event with Cape & Plymouth Business Media

Melissa J. Pond LLC

Melissa J Pond LLC empowers nonprofit and government organizations to secure funding and communicate their mission with clarity and purpose by utilizing effective grant writing, strategic planning, and visual storytelling so they can create lasting change and improve the lives of those they serve.

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Key Career Highlights & Invitation to Connect

Following are some of the highlights of my career:

☛ I secured $495k in funding over three years to support the inaugural programming of Communications Access for persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency.

☛ I successfully completed Quincy's first ADA Self Evaluation and Transition Plan in 2020 by soliciting $100k in funds from the state while supporting continued implementation with the Commission on Disabilities and multiple stakeholders.

☛ I increased community engagement in Quincy by over 500% through board and coalition participation, social media outreach, and event organization.

☛ I increased social media engagement for National Community Development Week by 2000% over six years.

With my friendly and engaging personality, sense of humor, strong work ethic, and ability to adapt quickly and effortlessly to different situations, I will be a valuable addition to high-growth organizations. I possess excellent communication, collaboration, problem-solving, and time-management skills. I can partner with senior leadership and cross-functional teams to drive positive change and implement improved practices. Want to know more about my experience, passion, areas of expertise, or the improvements I can make to your organization? Connect with me at