Talem serves a wide array of organizations across the United States which serve communities of color, immigrants, refugees, religious minorities, and other impacted communities. Our work spans multiple organizations, causes, and cultures giving us a unique perspective on how to engage with donors outside of “normal” philanthropic narratives - making us responsive and adaptable to the communities we serve. Some of our recent projects are highlighted here alongside our client list.
National Women's Health Network
Interim Director of Development
Talem stepped into an interim development role with NWHN, during a period of organizational transition and interim leadership as well as a time when the national dialogue was focused on women's sexual and reproductive health.
Created a donor forecast analysis of the past five years fundraising trends that enabled us to streamline the development department by cutting expenditures, moving key content and process to the digital sphere, and identifying new growth strategies.
Engaged new, younger donors and increased awareness among older women through a new digital acquisition strategy. The monthly acquisition pipeline maintained a consistent ROI of 7-8 times the amount of money spent each month, increased website traffic, and improved SEO.
Developed a fully comprehensive, development manual and annual fundraising plan that outlined systems and procedures for an incoming executive director, development director, and development associate.
Built a consumer health and podcast driven sponsorship strategy and successfully created new relationships with corporate partners and sponsors. New corporate relationships earned the organization $100K in new money in the first six months.
Planned and executed the organization's first hybrid event, raising twice as much as past events.
Managed the CRM database integration and transition process that reduced annual database expenses and improved fundraising and communications capabilities.
Led the End of Year campaign which exceeded its goal by 60% and its stretch goal by 6%.
Turtle Survival Alliance
Talem stepped into a development consultant role with TSA, during a period of organizational transition and interim leadership.
Supported the expansion of the corporate sponsorship program for its annual conference and national/international projects.
Created a major donor cultivation and stewardship plan.
Streamlined the annual fund campaign.
Built a planned giving strategy for long-time supporters.
Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Organizational Development Trainer
Talem has worked with CAIR National and its chapters for 5+ years in fundraising, grant writing, communications, and organizational development roles. Most recently, we:
Led confidential "healing circles" that invited employees to participate in hour-long group sessions to share and process issues faced in the workplace.
Led a two-part training series on Fostering a Culture of Gender Inclusivity for all national and chapter employees.
Updated the two-part training series for new sessions with national and chapter employees and board members.
Bank on 100 Million Campaign with Mission: Launch
Journey of Hope Grief Support Center
Maryland Youth Pipe Band
Northwest Credible Messenger
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington D.C. (RPCV/W)
St. Matthew's Episcopal Cathedral: Bishop's Camp
What's Next Washington
American Halal Council
CAIR National + 35 Chapters
Empower African Children
Modest Family Solutions
Olive Community Services
Reviving Sisterhood (RISE Minnesota)
Texas Muslim Women's Foundation
American Muslim Community Foundation (AMCF)
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas
Congress of Communities
Facing Abuse in Community Environments (FACE)
Institute for Muslim Mental Health
Lilly Family School of Philanthropy's Community Collaboration Initiative: Public Policy and Advocacy Group
Muslim American Society (MAS)
Opportunity for a Better Tomorrow (OBT)
San Ramon Valley Islamic Center
The Family and Youth Institute (The FYI)
Yemeni American Resource Center
Boys and Girls Club of Central Texas
Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT)
Good Ole Lower East Side (GOLES)
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) - Dallas Chapter
National Military Family Association
Orange County Islamic Foundation
The Senior Source
Turtle Survival Alliance