Trainer & Consultant Profile:
Michele D. Baker
Michele D. Baker, CVA
Although most people include it in their Top 3 Scariest Things, I love public speaking more than just about anything else!
For my 50th birthday, a friend had a star in the constellation Leo named after me.
Certified Volunteer Administrator (CVA)
Member, International Travel Writers and Photographers Alliance (ITWPA)
Member, American Writers and Artists (AWAI)
Officer, Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) Mississippi since 1999
I love to travel. I love to fix problems. And, I love training and public speaking. I’ve been in the business of creating, working with, and helping fix nonprofits since 1995, and it gets more fun every year.
I hope we can work together soon!
Michele D. Baker, CVA has been in the nonprofit and volunteer world in Mississippi for 25 years. She's also the editor of eat. drink. MISSISSIPPI magazine (www.eatdrinkmississippi.com), a published author, accomplished public speaker and facilitator, and as a system's person, loves finding and fixing the kinks.
Previously, she worked for both the Mississippi Center for Nonprofits and Volunteer Mississippi before creating her own consulting business helping nonprofits with grant writing, volunteer management, and using creative and persuasive writing to market more effectively. She loves writing top-notch curricula and offering training of all kinds.
With her mother, she co-owns a small travel company (www.TreasuresOfEgyptTours.com) and writes freelance travel and food articles for national publications.
Find out more at www.MicheleDBaker.com.
Areas of Expertise
Auditing & Fixing Broken Systems
Using Creative Writing to Market Yourself Better
Awards & Recognitions
Governor’s Initiative for Volunteer Excellence (GIVE) Award
for Outstanding Service by a Volunteer Management Professional (2016)
Hometown Hero Award from City of Jackson, MS (2016, 2018)
Leadership Jackson Class of 2001-2002