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Colleen Deere

Advisor

Role and Company

Executive Director, American Corporate Partners (ACP)

Expertise

15 years experience in nonprofit

Location

New York, NY

About Colleen

I work at American Corporate Partners, and am married to a proud Army veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2008-2009. We were stationed at Fort Riley, KS for most of Steve's time in service, with brief stints in Ft. Sill, OK and Ft. Knox, KY.

At ACP, I work closely with our Founder, CEO and leadership team to run the day-to-day operations of our 40+ person nonprofit organization, including functions such as technology, corporate and foundation relations, staffing, program management, veteran outreach and marketing.

Prior to joining ACP in 2010, I worked as a copy editor at a publishing company in New York, and then as a college writing instructor at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. My areas of expertise include writing & editing, project management, grant writing, and strategic planning.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and a Master’s Degree in English.

Outside of work, I live on Long Island and I’m a mom to two young boys, who are 3 and 4. I enjoy long distance running (have run 4 marathons and more than 15 half marathons!)

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one month ago

how long should I expect to wait to get a response from a mentor I'm considering?

Hi David, I’d suggest reaching out to several more advisors here on the site so you can get a...

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one year ago

Funding a nonprofit charity can be a daunting task. In this age of technology, how much importance should be given to online fundraising methods?

Hi Mur, I think it's important to make sure you diversify your fundraising strategy and ensure you aren't solely relying...

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one year ago

Looking for someine in the criminal justice field in the kansas area

Hi Matrone, thanks for your service! I used to live in the Junction City, KS area when my husband was...

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2 years ago

i'm looking for advice, guidance, tips, and/or ideas on how train my team on sales-based outreach techniques.

I would highly recommend having them read the book "Selling the Invisible" by Harry Beckwith. It's packed with helpful ideas...

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2 years ago

I have been given a job offer, just then a dream job opens up for me. What should I do?

Hi Miguel, sounds like you have some exciting opportunities. Is it possible to ask the employer who made the offer...

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