Biography

 

David Steven Rappoport is a non-profit professional with more than 35 years of experience. He has secured many millions of dollars for clients including two grants totaling about $70M for the State of Vermont.

A client recently said of David:

I had the opportunity to work very closely with David on an incredibly complex
and difficult project involving multiple agencies, diverse issues areas, a multitude

of data and a compressed time frame not nearly sufficient for the scope of work,
but David was unfazed. He did an expert job not only putting together a well-
written, thorough, persuasive and professional final product, but he was
completely dedicated to the project and put in long hours, kept us on schedule,
translated tomes of data and dense policy into clear narrative and generally made
order out of chaos – while maintaining his sense of humor!
For many years, David was a Senior Consultant with Millennia Consulting in Chicago. He has served as the Director of Development in an urban community health center system, and consulted with non-profits and philanthropies in education, health care, economic development, and other mission areas.

David was the Senior Program Officer of Maine’s largest health care foundation, the Maine Health Access Foundation. There, his responsibilities included design of the initial grant making processes for the Foundation, and subsequent management of grant making for more than 288 awards totaling $21,198,000. He also managed a number of evaluation efforts and engaged in health care systems change work.

Earlier in his professional life, as a principal of Development Solutions Group, he worked with clients in thirteen states to develop programs, and wrote applications to HUD, HRSA, and other federal agencies, as well as state agencies.

As an administrator of urban community-based AIDS clinical trials, he managed multi-million dollar private and public research contracts, provided overall day-to-day administration of the host organization, and navigated approval processes through Institutional Review Boards. In a less senior position and with more of a fundraising focus, David was also engaged in similar work in an urban public hospital.

As a member of a number of non-profit Boards, he has engaged in other forms of fundraising, such as capital campaigns, direct mail, planned giving, and annual appeals.

He also has extensive experience as a trainer and facilitator. He developed and taught workshops in grant writing, change management, and fundraising for more than ten years. David holds two Master’s degrees – a M.S. in Management from Antioch New England Graduate School, and a M.A. in writing and literature from Goddard College.

A former longtime resident of Maine, David now lives in Chicago. When not bringing in large grants, David writes mystery novels, and enjoys the arts and gardening.

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