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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%. 

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Turtle Survival Alliance
Development Consultant

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.

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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.

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Alley's House


Bank on 100 Million Campaign with Mission: Launch

Boys and Girls Club of Central Texas

Caring House

Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT)

Emgage Florida

Good Ole Lower East Side (GOLES)

Immigrantly Podcast

International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) - Dallas Chapter

Journey of Hope Grief Support Center

Magdalen House

Maryland Youth Pipe Band

National Military Family Association

Northwest Credible Messenger

Orange County Islamic Foundation

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington D.C. (RPCV/W)

The Senior Source

St. Matthew's Episcopal Cathedral: Bishop's Camp

Turtle Survival Alliance

What's Next Washington

American Halal Council

Azar Foundation


Boys Home of Virginia

CAIR National + 35 Chapters

Dallas Chinese Community Center (DCCC)

Empower African Children

Humanitarian Hands Charities

Immunize D.C.

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)


Mann Mukti

Modest Family Solutions

National Women's Health Network

Olive Community Services

Parenting with a Purpose

Reviving Sisterhood (RISE Minnesota)

Soul's Harbor

Texas Muslim Women's Foundation

Urban Health Plan

Yaqeen Institute

American Muslim Community Foundation (AMCF)


Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas

Bryan's House

Congress of Communities

Education is Freedom (EIF)

Facing Abuse in Community Environments (FACE)

Hope Cottage Pregnancy and Adoption Center

Institute for Muslim Mental Health

Islamic Shura Council of Southern California

Lilly Family School of Philanthropy's Community Collaboration Initiative: Public Policy and Advocacy Group

Manna DC

Muslim American Society (MAS)

North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens (Ntarupt)

Opportunity for a Better Tomorrow (OBT)

Raise Karma

San Ramon Valley Islamic Center

South Florida Muslim Federation

The Family and Youth Institute (The FYI)


Yemeni American Resource Center

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