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Carrie Wallinger, CFRE


Carrie is a persuasive writer and a skilled strategist with a passion for empowering social change through effective storytelling. In ten years with Phoenix-based nonprofits, she has submitted successful proposals totaling more than $250 million, including approximately $115 million from federal sources and $70 million from local and national corporations and foundations. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive, as credentialed by CFRE International.

Carrie has worked with a variety of organizations in the valley including Chrysalis Domestic Violence Shelter, where she served as grants manager; Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc, where she coordinated development efforts on behalf of the Early Childhood Development program; and Arizona State University Foundation, where she spent five years as a corporate and foundation fundraiser and strategic writer. She has also worked as a freelance contractor for local community health organizations and an award winning photojournalist.

Prior to launching her career as a fundraiser, Carrie served in the United States Peace Corps as an English language teacher and community development volunteer. She was stationed in Mongolia.

Carrie holds an M.A. in Social Justice and Human Rights from Arizona State University and a B.A. in English and Political Science from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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