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JORDAN Fears-Neal;

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER

A lover of words since a young girl, Jordan set out at the age of 13 determined to become a journalist. Graduating from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism, Jordan has spent the last 10 years helping nonprofits tell their story through organization and fundraising strategy development. Jordan's journalistic creativity - mashed with her talent for strategy and analysis - create a fresh and exciting combo in the world of nonprofit management, fundraising, and grant writing.

 

Her experience in development, grant writing, and communications at organizations around the world has given her the opportunity write and win awards for various programs including foster youth, emancipated youth, transitional homes, addiction and recovery, human trafficking, veterans, feeding programs, K-12 education, international issues, and more. In addition, Jordan has worked with both established and grassroots nonprofits helping bring clarity to their mission and developing strategic programs with measurable goals, objectives, and outcomes. She focuses her work on foundation strategies and implementation, organization strategies, fundraising strategies, cross-program/cross-sector collaboration, and training.

 

Jordan’s passion for her work flows from a desire to impact the world and shine the light of who others are back onto themselves. Jordan started Megaluno Consulting to multiply her love and talent for helping organizations build strong foundations and create long-term sustainability.

 

When she’s not at her computer writing, you can usually find her hidden behind a good book, cooking up something tasty in the kitchen, traveling or lounging on the beach near her home in LA with her husband and puppy.

 

Matthew 5:14-16

 

 

Ursula Allen;

Executive Administrative Assistant

Ursula Allen is a native of Detroit, Michigan.  Raised by a single mother, Ursula's role as a "Big Sister" to her seven siblings was made stronger.   At a young age, she was on a mission to never let anything or anyone get her down. With her faith and trust in God, she knew she could be and do anything to which she set her mind.  She attended Michigan Christian College in pursuit of a degree in Business Administration and Finance.  She has worked in various corporate management positions.  In 1998, she extended her administrative talents to the field of education.  She moved to Altadena, California with her husband and daughter in 2001 and continued in education with a commitment to helping students achieve their goals and dreams.

 

Ursula maintains a full schedule and still finds time to volunteer and serve her community.  Part of Ursula’s goal and objective to help others seize the reality of their dreams is met by providing business consultation and administrative services.  With 27 years in accounting and tax preparation and 20 years of corporate management, she has garnered a wealth of experience and puts it to the service of informing, helping and educating others wherever she sees the need. Ursula provides her contracting services to organizations and business in multiple industries. 

Rebekah Taft;

Grant Writer

Born and raised in Indianapolis, IN, Rebekah's love for adventure, stories, and community development has taken her around the United States and across the world. Rebekah is a skilled researcher, writer, and strategy-builder, and she has used these gifts to effectively implement development plans for nonprofit organizations in cities as diverse as Indianapolis, Chattanooga, Washington, DC, and London. She loves the process of getting to know an organization's mission and then communicating it in a way that engages external audiences to maximize impact. When she is not working, you will find Rebekah wandering cities, hiking mountains, or listening to live music (preferably in someone's living room). She holds a master's degree in City Design and Social Science from The London School of Economics and a bachelor's degree in History from Covenant College. 

Maggie McMillan;

Grant Writer 

A Hoosier at heart, Maggie was raised in the Midwest but completed her education at Gordon College on the East Coast. After studying International Affairs and French, she served at a women's rehabilitation center in Romania, cementing a passion for the work of justice and advocacy. Most recently, she worked with International Justice Mission in Manila, Philippines, in their fight against the online sexual exploitation of children. She is excited to participate in Megaluno's model of intentionality and empowerment. She comes from a wild family of eight kids and if you need her, she's most likely blogging or hanging out with her family's Highland cows!

Celina Estrada;

Grant Writing and Fundraising Intern

Celina Estrada has worked in City Government for the past eighteen years in addition to her job as a licensed Life Coach.  In 2005, she began her philanthropic journey volunteering at the LA Zoo, National Archives in Riverside and worked closely with Olive Crest to help orchestrate their “Prom Dress Drive” for girls in the Los Angeles foster care system. Celina decided to learn the skill of grant writing to volunteer for a local nonprofit – AMIGAS4MYSOUL (A4MS). She contributes a large part of her life’s transformation to A4MS and hopes to give back to the organization through her writing. Her time is also spent giving back to her community in South Central Los Angeles where she recently started a faith-based life-coaching class for 150 high school students. 

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