Jenifer McEnery is a Resolution Specialist, Department of Labor, ETA, Office of Grants Management.

She has served NGO Development Volunteer, Environment Sector, Peace Corps Morocco. She has also served as the Advancement Officer for Foundation, Government, and Corporate Relations at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, New York where she has served in many fundraising capacities over the past eight years. Since establishing the foundation relations program at the CIA in 2005, she has helped secure more than $8 million in foundation, corporate, and government support.

She received her B.S. degree in Public Relations from Northern Michigan University, and her M.P.A. with a concentration in non-profit management from Marist College.

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Joining the Peace Corps Is Helping Me to Step Outside My “Development” Comfort Zone

A donkey brays outside and my presentation is suspended momentarily as we wait until the long-lashed beast calms. I’m using a translator and it is important that he hear what I am saying accurately so he can inform the crowd of eager Moroccan workshop participants. This is my life now. Life and work are not…

Telecommuting is a 21st Century Possibility – Part 4

Setting Up for and Evaluating Success The streets were empty except for the main street that passed by the State Opera House on Andrássy út and Nyugati train station. It was National Day in Hungary and most of the residents had left for the weekend to avoid the mobs demonstrating in city squares. The police brigades were…

Telecommuting is a 21st Century Possibility – Part 3

With a loud crack and a shower of sparks, the room went black. In fact, the entire building was black. The stairwell filled with our Hungarian neighbors; and, after a few minutes of polite but confused greetings, my cover was blown. Other than some essential phrases (Where is the bathroom? Which way to the train station? Etc.), my…

Telecommuting is a 21st Century Possibility – Part 2

Does Telecommuting make sense for you? What you should consider before proposing to telecommute? It was almost 9 p.m. in Budapest when the bat flew passed my head. It was only 3 p.m. in Hyde Park, New York though and I had a meeting. Other than at the zoo, I had never been so close to this…

Telecommuting is a 21st Century Possibility - Part 1

[Editor's Note: This is the first of a series of four articles. It is running jointly on E-Philanthropy and Technology Review and Grants and Foundations Review.] Living abroad had long been a goal of mine and my husband. So when he came to me with a proposal to teach English in Budapest for six months, I…

Cold Call Phobia

I thought I was being clever when I came up with the title, “Cold Call Phobia.” However, a quick Google search turned up 312,000 results for the phrase. I’m obviously not the only one who cringes when it is time to make a phone call. This little hang-up is something that, considering my career choice…