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Donald Lloyd Holmes

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175 N 13th

Saint Helens,OR 97051 Home: (503)397-5844

To Whom it may concern,

Subject: Employment

Dear Human Resources,

My unique mix of previous work experience and my status as a graduate from Portland State University with a Masters’ in Public Administration, with Nonprofit Institutional Management specialization, and a Bachelor’ in Criminology and Criminal Justice, makes me an ideal candidate for a position with almost any organization. My experience includes the creation of a nonprofit called Recycling for Disadvantaged Children (RDC), in which I helped with obtaining an Oregon nonprofit corporation license with the Oregon Secretary of State, filing with the department of Justice; gain an Employee Identification Number (Federal Tax ID Number) with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS); apply for 501 (c ) (3) status with the IRS, and write the organizations bylaws and articles of incorporation. I have also worked closely with RDC’s associate organizations Gawad Kalinga (GK), Angele's City National Trade School (ANCT), both from the Philippines, and ANCOP-Foundation-USA, in program development, grant writing, and social media. I have worked with a new nonprofit based in Africa called Igniting Youth in Africa (IYA), with funding research and their potential application for 501 (c ) (3) tax exempt status with the Federal Government.

Along with my graduate courses in advocacy, grant writing, financial management, human resource management, analysis, public policies, strategic planning, multicultural competency in organizations, and others are my classes in such areas as family mediation, cross-cultural communications in Conflict Resolutions, and the impact of abuse and neglect in counseling.  

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you about an exciting opportunity.


Donald Lloyd Holmes

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Work experience

May 2008Present

Executive Director

Recycling for Disadvantaged Children

My responsibility consisted of supervising projects such as, organization collaboration, grantwriting, funding research, fulfilling government qualification requirements, and volunteer coordinator.  

Jul 2004Apr 2007

Warehouse Supervisor

Portland State Univeristy

My responsibility consisted of supervising eight warehouse staff members at Facilities Department. Work included: customer service, shipping and receiving, and U.S. postal delivery.

May 1996Jun 2001

Station Supervisor

Woods Products Inc.

I worked as a state licensed lumber grader. Position included lumber type identification, training new staff in a quality control setting, representing a diverse workforce. I was Chairman of the safety committees for 30 employees for three years.

Aug 1990Apr 1996

Team Leader

Letica of Oregon

My Responsibilities were inventory, shipping, receiving, machine maintenance, and training

Dec 1980Jun 1990

Assistant Manager

Kozy Korner Rest & Lounge

My responsibility consisted of ordering, inventory,t raining, hiring, firing, cooking, bar tending


Sep 2001Aug 2011


Portland State University

MPA with Nonprofit Management Specialization

Achievement Award for 2010-2011 for Outstanding Community Service from Division of Public Administration at Portland State University


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I helped implement the Second Wind food drive in the State of Oregon through the Metropolitan Youth Commission of Portland. I also spoke to a Blue Ribbon panel on delinquency at the Oregon state capital, which advanced the promotion and passing of expunging legislation for juvenile delinquents’ criminal records in Oregon.  
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