Paul A. Vander Waerdt

Paul A. Vander Waerdt

Planning & Development Consultant

San Francisco, California (San Francisco Bay Area)
Nonprofit Organization Management

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Paul A. Vander Waerdt's Overview

  • Planning & Development Consultant at Paul A. Vander Waerdt Consulting
  • Instructor, China Social Work Leader Professional Development Program (CEP) at University of California at Berkeley, School of Social Welfare
  • Chief Researcher & Program Planner, China Trade Association Capacity-Building Program at Yigongyi Center for Nonprofits/U.S. China Center for Nonprofits
  • Chief Researcher & Program Planner at Yigongyi Center for Nonprofits/U.S. China Center for Nonprofits
  • Development Consultant at Homeless Children's Network
  • Development Consultant at Contra Costa Clubhouses
  • Development Consultant at The Mind - Body Awareness Project
  • Development Consultant at Haight Ashbury Food Program
  • Development Consultant at International Association of Nanotechnology
  • Development Consultant at St. James Infirmary
  • Development Consultant at George Mark Children's House
  • Tenants' Rights Counselor (Volunteer) at San Francisco Tenants' Union
  • Development Consultant at AIDS Community Research Consortium (ACRC)
  • Development Consultant at Dental Health Foundation
  • Development Consultant at Health and Environmental Resource Center
  • Development Consultant at Health Trust of Santa Clara County
  • Development Consultant at Larkin Street Youth Center
  • Development Consultant at Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
  • Health Planner at Immunization Project, San Pablo
  • Planning Consultant at AIDS Benefits Counselors
  • Development Consultant at Northern California Grantmakers, AIDS Task Force
  • Co-Chair, Workforce Entry & Re-Entry at Mayor's AIDS Summit Steering Committee (Volunteer)
  • Policy Consultant at Dole Foundation for the Employment of People with Disabilities
  • Member of Grants Distribution Committee (Volunteer) at Macy's West
  • Chair, Strategic Planning Committee at Home Care Companions (Volunteer)
  • Development Consultant at Fresh Start Farms
  • Director of Development & Marketing at Shanti Project
  • President, Interim Board of Directors (Volunteer) at Positive Resource
  • Managing Director (Interim) at Kearny Street Workshop
  • Development Consultant at International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
  • Manager of Foundation Grants and Prospect Research at Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin
  • Assistant Professor of Classical Studies & Philosophy at Duke University, Durham, N.C.

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Paul A. Vander Waerdt's Summary

Fund Development: Demonstrated expertise in all major areas of fund raising; grant writer, personally raising as much as $4.8 million annually; prospect research, cultivation, and solicitation; leadership of annual campaigns.

Strategic Planning and Program Development: Skilled in the facilitation of strategic planning processes at the state, county, and agency levels; successful record of building inter-agency collaborations and facilitating merger negotiations; extensive experience in program design, development and evaluation. Special expertise in the design, funding and expansion to scale of start-up programs.

Health Services Research, Policy, & Intervention Effectiveness: Exceptional knowledge of evidence-based medicine and its translation into community-based settings.

Public Policy: Experienced in the monitoring and analysis of federal and state policy proposals, development of policy statements, and in development of advocacy coalitions.

Board Development & Training: Experienced in Board recruitment and orientation, including targeted searches in San Francisco’s Asian & Pacific Islander and African American communities, as well as in Board training on the functions and operations of nonprofit Boards. Extensive experience in Executive Director coaching and support.

Fiscal & Contracts Management: Demonstrated ability to prepare and manage annual budgets; develop internal fiscal controls, including compliance and reporting systems; establish effective interface between fiscal and fund development systems; negotiate and implement federal, state and local government contracts.

Marketing & Public Relations: Skilled in developing nonprofit marketing plans and in managing relations with print, radio and television media; demonstrated success in building broad-based community support for new initiatives.


Afterschool, Caregiver Training, College Access, Correctional Health, ESL, Evidence-based Interventions, Family Support, Farmers' Markets, Financial Literacy, Food Security, Health Education Home Visitation, Immunization, Literacy, Mental Health, Mentoring, Microenterprise, Oral Health, Parenting Education, Pediatric Palliative Care, Peer-Based Interventions, Prevention Science, Risk and Protective Factor Analysis, Supportive Housing,Tenants’ Rights, Violence Prevention, Workforce Development

Paul A. Vander Waerdt's Experience

Planning & Development Consultant

Paul A. Vander Waerdt Consulting

1993Present (21 years)

Two decades of experience as a development strategist, program planner, advocate, and grant writer. I help agencies analyze their market niche, define their organizational future, develop effective interventions, and secure the resources to thrive.

My consulting practice includes strategic planning, organizational and fund development, program design and evaluation. I have managed the institutional funding programs of more than 20 agencies, authoring hundreds of successful funding proposals and compiling a record of cost-effective, successful outcomes.

I have planned, funded and expanded to scale more than 30 new educational, health and human service interventions for vulnerable populations from all demographic groups.

Major achievements: leadership, as Board President, of the merger process that created Positive Resource Center; the planning process I chaired for the Mayor's Office to establish workforce re-entry services for people with HIV (Report of the Mayor’s Summit on AIDS & HIV (San Francisco, 1998), pp. 100-37); design and funding of emergency, gateway, transitional and permanent housing for overage, at-risk youth, as well as educational, employment, and health services; an acclaimed oral health initiative in Santa Clara County for which I secured $1.25 million start-up funding.

Notable strengths:
• Exceptional skills as strategic advisor with proven track record of delivering outstanding outcomes;
• Outstanding research skills and extensive knowledge of evidence-based intervention and evaluation models across disciplines;
• Success rate >85% in dozens of federal, state, and local government competitions over the past seventeen years;
• Proven contract management, fiscal compliance and grant reporting skills: no material issue ever alleged in any contract I have handled;
• Proven coalition development, press relation, and crisis management skills;
• Excellent stakeholder management; and
• Unwavering fidelity to client interests.

Instructor, China Social Work Leader Professional Development Program (CEP)

University of California at Berkeley, School of Social Welfare

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

June 2014Present (4 months) Berkeley, California

For pilot professional development program for senior and mid-level social work leaders from mainland China, one contract for services including program planning; curriculum development; research; classroom instruction; field work:
• Developed course framework, including: extensive research into the re-establishment (1987) and expansion (2006) of the social work discipline in China; the political calculus informing the Chinese government’s embrace of a discipline that originated in a Western, capitalist political economy; the meeting at Ma-Dian in 1987 at which social work was proclaimed a science, its re-establishment as an academic discipline in 1989, and the absence of any indigenous research program to substantiate the government’s claims that social work is a science “with Chinese characteristics;” the debate within the Chinese government over soft power strategy; the appropriation of the discipline by President Hu in 2006 to promote his vision of a harmonious society; the vast expansion of the discipline through training 3 million new social workers by 2020; the development of social work education programs in China and current priorities and prospects within the field;
• Prepared survey instruments to determine learning needs of Chinese social work leaders; course syllabus and bibliography; developed portions of course curriculum; evaluation instruments to measure student learning; recommendations for learning activities following return to China;
• Co-taught, with Professor Eileen Gambrill, the introductory course module on Evidence-based Social Work;
• Taught module on Evidence-based Family Support and Family Strengthening Interventions, with field trips to two SF agencies;
• Authored three papers: “Framework for the Professional Development of Social Work Leaders from Mainland China,” “The Landscape of Psychopathology in a Migrant Culture,” and “Key Priorities in Family Support Research;"
• Research archive exceeding 9,000 items reviewed for this program.

Chief Researcher & Program Planner, China Trade Association Capacity-Building Program

Yigongyi Center for Nonprofits/U.S. China Center for Nonprofits

April 2014Present (6 months) San Francisco Bay Area, California and China

For agency promoting mutual learning and exchange between the U.S. and Chinese nonprofit sectors and dissemination of best practices through publications, conferences and service learning opportunities, one contract:
Curriculum design for visiting delegations of Chinese trade leaders, including:
• develop survey instruments for needs assessment, consumer satisfaction, program monitoring and evaluation;
• develop customized technical assistance packages to build association capacity, effectiveness, and standing;
• analyze survey findings, prepare reports, planning documents, and community report to serve as a case statement suitable for external promotion and fund raising purposes;
• research reviews to determine best practices (both promising and proven interventions and strategies) within specific industries and disciplines, assess the quality of evidence supporting these practices, identify gaps in knowledge or implementation capacity, prepare summative briefs and reports that distill applicable evidence for both instructional and technical assistance purposes;
• prepare briefs to inform the planning process, analyze the risks, benefits and costs associated with specific interventions, advise on development of pilot interventions, provide quality assurance to ensure that each intervention component, and their integration in the proposed pilot, incorporates the best available research findings and implementation practices;
• prepare intervention design and implementation guidance, including the design, rationale, staffing and resource requirements, performance measurement and evaluation plans;
• analyze prospective funding sources, and prepare tools, templates, funding plan and proposals;
• advise on web development platform, draft text for the website and recommend research content;
• advise on organizational capacity building, disseminate findings and help determine organizational future based upon risk and benefit analysis of viable scenarios.

Chief Researcher & Program Planner

Yigongyi Center for Nonprofits/U.S. China Center for Nonprofits

January 2012Present (2 years 9 months) Martinez, California

For agency promoting mutual learning and exchange between the U.S. and Chinese nonprofit sectors and dissemination of best practices through publications, conferences and service learning opportunities, three contracts:
• U.C. Berkeley School of Social Work, new program to train international faculty and practitioners from China and Taiwan in evidence-based social work starting March 15, 2014 (three years): PT variable schedule, some firm commitment dates August of each year 2014, 2015, 2016:
•Prospect research, grant applications (foundations); curriculum development; teaching day-long session on the development of social work as an evidence-based field; speaker selection; evaluation instruments; annual report to Dean for international training program for social work
• Program development of an internet-based, Open-source, low-cost and scalable intervention, adapted from, to improve reading skills and literacy rates among primary-grade children in rural and migrant worker communities in China; preparation of RFP response in USAID, All Children Reading competition;
• Planning, technical assistance and grant proposal preparation for capacity-building and project funding for international conferences and activities.

Capital Campaign Consultant

Girl Scouts of Northern California

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

February 2013June 2013 (5 months) Oakland, CA

For agency that provides girl scouting in 19 counties from Santa Clara to the Oregon border, serving 51,000 girl scouts and 32,000 adult volunteers, one contract as Capital Campaign Consultant for $5 million Camp Improvement Project to improve capacity and facilities at Camp Bothin in Marin County, Camp Butano in San Mateo County, and Camp Skylark Ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains:
• Extensive prospect research, analysis of more than 75 private foundation prospects, capital submission schedule, recommendations regarding lapsed donors, strategies to attract new funding, and additional funding opportunities for program and operational needs;
• Analyzed in-kind services and averted staffing costs documented by agency’s records, determined them to be valued at $60 million annually, and agency’s operating capacity to be more than $75 million;
• Conducted independent analyses of extensive, Board-led capital and fiscal plans, developed the programmatic rationale and capacity enhancements to result from the capital renovations, proposed new plans to create a regional center for K-12 STEM and environmental education at Camp Bothin in Marin;
• Prepared new capital grant template and seven grant proposals, including $60K grant from J.V. Long Foundation in support of the new center;
• Made actionable recommendations to improve performance-based outcome measurement, to demonstrate that National GS Program Portfolio and Agency's initiatives work as intended, including selection of STEM evaluation instruments and quality assurance to demonstrate congruence with funding priorities;
• Brief literature reviews on key issues, including: evidence base for scouting as a youth development intervention, developmental benefits of play in natural environments, performance measurement for camp interventions, outdoor recreation trends, design principles for camp facility projects;
• Technical assistance and resources in program design, evaluation and funding matters.

Planning & Development Consultant

San Francisco Parks Alliance

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Civic & Social Organization industry

March 2012August 2012 (6 months) San Francisco, CA

For fiscally sponsored project, Mission Community Market, that operates the sole farmers' market in San Francisco's Mission District, an array of health, education and access-to-market interventions, and lead for the $2.5 million Mercado Plaza public space improvement project, two contracts:
• analyzed more than 125 foundation, corporate, and local, state and federal funding opportunities and created annual funding plan to meet budget goals;
• developed new case for support for funding proposals;
• presented more than 35 ideas for evidence-based program development;
• conducted an extensive review of research and evaluation findings in all areas of program operations, analyzing more than 1,000 research articles and program reports;
• developed initiative in collaboration with UCSF School of Medicine to evaluate farmers' markets as venue for delivery of brief public health interventions;
• prepared funding templates and grant proposals to support public space improvement; community planning process for Mercado Plaza; youth-led neighborhood needs assessment; program support for the farmers' market, including "double bucks" match to increase fruit and vegetable consumption for seniors, WIC and SNAP recipients, bilingual health education, obesity prevention and nutrition education interventions, CSA-style box program, and access-to-market program for low-income entrepreneurs;
• prepared application for federal Farmers Market Marketing Program competition;
• extensive organizational development consultation;
• provided advice and resources and secured pro bono counsel for 501(c)(3) incorporation.

Development Consultant

Camps in Common

May 2011August 2011 (4 months) Oakland, California and Plumas County, California

For agency providing recreation and outdoor education programs at Oakland’s Feather River Camp in Plumas County, California, one contract completed:
• Extensive prospect research and analysis and preparation of a 12-month Grants Schedule that details specific plans to meet agency’s FY 2011/12 revenue goals from both public contracts and private grants, matching prospect to specific program or revenue need, specification of ask amount, deadline for submission, solicitation strategy, and estimated revenue;
• Program development initiatives for scholarship funding and a violence prevention initiative;
• Literature review of evidence-based youth development and camp interventions;
• Preparation of ten foundation grant proposals seeking operating funding.

Development Consultant

Homeless Children's Network

April 2011August 2011 (5 months) San Francisco Bay Area

For agency that provides mental health and comprehensive family support services for children of families residing in homeless and domestic violence centers, three contracts:
•Program design, case for support and preparation of ACCESS homeless case management RFP response, as well as supplemental response, advocacy documents and strategy;
•Design of new initiative to provide mental health intervention in overnight, outdoor settings for children in homeless and domestic violence shelters;
• Preparation of foundation grant proposals for operating costs and violence prevention initiative;
•General fund raising consultation.

Development Consultant

Contra Costa Clubhouses

20082009 (1 year)

For start-up agency that provides peer-based, vocational rehabilitation services in the Clubhouse model for adults in recovery from psychiatric disabilities, one contract and two renewals:
• Assessed prior fund raising, developed new strategy, authored some thirty proposals that raised $462,996,190% of goal; doubled the operating budget from $248,000 baseline.
• Each hour billed raised more than $1,100.00; fund raising cost of less than six cents on the dollar.
• Of the $462,996, 22% is foundation funding and 78% new contract funding (CSBG, EHSD; Proposition 63, MHSA,PEI) renewable, on a noncompeting basis, for four years, for more than $1.5 million. The PEI contract of $344,996 was second-largest of 23 awarded county-wide.
• Literature review on the clubhouse model of social and vocational rehabilitation as an evidence-based practice to identify pertinent findings to inform the agency’s case for support and design of PEI-funded services expansion, including: on-site life skills, recreational and respite services; media arts, video and website production; public education; expressive arts; TGIF socials; health and wellness, including a 20-session smoking cessation intervention developed by Robert Wood Johnson. Also: TGIF in East and West County; transportation; in-home, peer-to-peer outreach; outreach to providers and to monolingual and LEP consumers and caregivers.
• Prepared budgets, intake and consumer satisfaction forms, media lists, fiscal practices manual, negotiated request for access to client records with homicide investigators, identified attorney hired as agency’s general counsel, and advised on personnel, budget and program implementation.
• In one-year engagement, developed and executed sustainable growth strategies that doubled the agency’s budget, greatly expanded services, and significantly reduced future fund raising costs.
• Reference: downloadable at

Development Consultant

The Mind - Body Awareness Project

January 2008May 2008 (5 months) Oakland, California

For agency providing mindfulness-based rehabilitative interventions (synthesis of meditation, Yoga, group-process, modalities, peer counseling, and social and emotional learning models) designed to help adjudicated adolescents in detention in five Bay Area counties decrease stress and anxiety, and improve self-regulation, empathy, mindful attention and impulse control skills, one contract:
• conducted extensive prospect research, prepared annual grants calendar, developed new templates for program delivery in Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, and Alameda, secured new funding from foundation and public contract sources;
• organizational assessment and development: retained C.P.A. as fiscal consultant, wrote fiscal practices manual; materials development; provided extensive resources for program and organizational development; refined planning for treatment model specifying curriculum topics, dosage, delivery modalities; refined research and dissemination plans; refined outreach and program expansion plans;
• recommended the creation and helped organize creation of a Research Advisory Council, staffed with Faculty researchers in the mindfulness, meditation and community corrections fields, to provide oversight of intervention development; evaluation design and implementation; curriculum development for trainers' program, and research projects;
• provided extensive technical assistance for agency's preparation for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Local Funding Partnerships site visit to evaluate $1 million proposal to to demonstrate and evaluate its mindfulness-based rehabilitative interventions for youth in detention in Alameda County, including four-year grant deliverables, four-year budget, fund raising match strategy memorandum; preparation of talking points for agency staff; preparation of briefing binder; letters of support; and presentations to RWJF staff.

Development Consultant

Haight Ashbury Food Program

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

February 2007January 2008 (1 year)

For agency providing congregate meals, culinary job training and food pantry for homeless adults in the Haight Ashbury district, one contract with two extensions:
• Development planning and preparation of funding proposals that raised some $150,000 in funding;
• Program assessment and development of recommendations to improve organizational sustainability;
• Authored proposal and successfully advocated for $120,000 in add-back funding from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors through Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi's Office (

Development Consultant

International Association of Nanotechnology

October 2007December 2007 (3 months)

For nanotechnology corporate trade group dedicated to fostering research, business collaboration and providing advanced education and training in nanotechnology and clean technology, one contract to develop $2.4 million proposal to Department of Labor, Community-based Job Training Program, to expand workforce training services of the California Regional Initiative for Clean Energy Technologies (CRICET) in Amador County.

Development Consultant

St. James Infirmary

2003January 2004 (1 year) San Francisco Bay Area

Strategic planning and organizational development for City-funded occupational health and safety clinic serving sex workers. Prepared application for membership in San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium; developed 2004 institutional fund development plan based upon analysis of more than 150 federal, state, and local government and national, regional and local foundation prospects; prepared recommendations related to fund development strategy and implementation.

Development Consultant

George Mark Children's House

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Medical Practice industry

20032004 (1 year)

For nation’s first freestanding, pediatric palliative hospice and respite care facility, newly constructed in San Leandro (, two contracts:
• Year-long, .60 FTE contract to manage institutional funding: developed grants plan based upon analysis of more than 300 prospects; authored capital, operating and program templates and more than 35 funding proposals that yielded several hundred thousand dollars in new funding; developed research-based case for investment; designed respite, on-site education and sibling program components; provided extensive technical assistance.
• Reviewed pediatric palliative care models in U.K. and Canada, analyzed research and service gaps and designed demonstration project to pilot, evaluate, and improve new model of community-based pediatric palliative care. Incorprating evidence-based respite and EOL pedatric care interventions, its goals are to (a) improve access, satisfaction and quality of services, (b) integrate the new model into regional service delivery and (c) improve knowledge of factors associated with design and delivery of effective EOL interventions for.
• Supplemental strategic planning contract (250 hours, July - September 2003): prepared report for Board analyzing agency’s fit with its environment; recommendations to improve organizational capacity to achieve financial sustainability and to implement evidence-based program and operational standards. Many implemented by successor management.
• Letter of Reference from Dr. Kathy Hull, Founder and President, downloadable at

Tenants' Rights Counselor (Volunteer)

San Francisco Tenants' Union

20022004 (2 years)

• Counsel hundreds of San Francisco tenants on legal issues related to their tenancy, including eviction prevention and defense, domestic violence and civil harassment orders, analysis of causes of action related to affirmative claims, repairs and maintenance, allowable rent increases. Sole responsibility for Wednesday afternoon shift.

Development Consultant

AIDS Community Research Consortium (ACRC)

20022002 (less than a year) Redwood City, California

For agency that conducted clinical trials leading to FDA approval of some twenty HIV antiretroviral therapies, now the Peninsula’s leading HIV/HCV direct service provider, one six-month (.50 FTE) organizational planning and fund development contract:
• During a period of multiple executive transitions, developed institutional funding plan, based upon analysis of more than 200 public and private prospects; prepared new fund raising templates for General Operating, Organizational Development, Living Now (peer-based treatment advocacy), Living Now—Hepatitis C, and Food Programs, crafting a new, research-based case for, authoring some twenty-five funding proposals; designed a blueprint for organizational development to enable agency to grow to the budget level needed to sustain management and infrastructure for county-wide, multi-lingual delivery of comprehensive HIV/HCV services to severe-need populations, including the design of specific program enhancements to access new revenue streams, while filling the service gaps prioritized by ACRC consumers.

Development Consultant

Dental Health Foundation

September 2001December 2001 (4 months) Oakland, California

For agency providing state-wide policy and advocacy to improve oral health services in California, one contract:
• Development planning, including funding and policy research, to craft strategy and proposals to support the continued operation and expansion of the Oral Health Access Council, a statewide coalition of some 40 agencies advocating for policies and systems-level change to end California’s oral health epidemic. Developed major funding proposals to support $750K workforce development initiative to train dental hygenists and dental assistants in extended functions (as approved by the legislature) and to site them in safety net, primary care settings to improve access for the state’s most medically at-risk populations.

Development Consultant

Health and Environmental Resource Center

February 2001March 2001 (2 months) Bayview Hunters Point, California

For agency that provides environmental education and advocacy for residents of Bayview Hunters Point, one contract:
• Secured $500,000 contract from San Francisco Commission on the Environment through preparation of RFP response that encompassed (a) a major capital project to expand the existing Southeast Health Center; (b) an advocacy campaign involving continued community monitoring of the Potrero and Bayview Hunters Point Power Plants and sewage plant; and (c) health and environmental programs designed to eliminate or ameliorate the health disparities associated with race, income and other factors resulting from the concentration of environmental hazards in these two neighborhoods.
• Developed program design, timeline and methodology, subcontractor components, budget, outcomes, and evaluation plan, as well as memoranda of understanding with partners and letters of support;
• Reviewed planning documents, evaluation findings and other research related to environmental hazards and health-related disparities in the Bayview and Potrero neighborhoods, as well as the specific services and interventions proposed for funding;
• Provided strategic consultation and participated in meetings involving San Francisco Mayor's Office, Commission on Environment and community stakeholders regarding this initiative.

Development Consultant

Health Trust of Santa Clara County

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

January 2000August 2000 (8 months) San Jose, California

For foundation dedicated to making Silicon Valley the healthiest community in the United States, one contract and one renewal:
• As principal, designed the Health Trust’s oral health initiative, secured $1,227,000 in start-up funding from the California Endowment, advised on staff hiring and program implementation, and developed capacity-building funding for information technology as well as operating funding for the school health centers.
• The agency invested some $20,000 in my services and obtained, at a cost of less than two cents on the dollar, some $1,300,000 in renewable foundation funding as well as the design, rationale and case for support of an initiative that informed the agency’s $8 million investment in oral health services during the ensuing decade and received extensive, highly favorable publicity as a national model to improve access and reduce disparities associated with barriers to oral health care.

Development Consultant

Larkin Street Youth Center

19952000 (5 years) San Francisco, California

For San Francisco provider of services for homeless youth, seven contracts:
• Designed and secured funding for a new, seven-agency HIV youth services collaboration, $960,000 through HRSA; a new, agency-wide TLP, $500,000 through ACYF; a new employment and education program, HIRE UP, $1.8 in foundation support; underage TLP facility, The LOFT, at 61-63 Moss, with six-figure federal contracts; and new, 40-bed emergency and gateway housing facility for older youth, $1 million through SFDHS.
• 2000 Contract A: research, strategy and proposals for foster care initiative; agency-wide evaluation initiative; align HIRE UP with WIA, sectoral employment strategies.
• 2000 Contract B: flat-fee contract to prepare 30 grant proposals.
• 1999 Contract A: manage portfolio of more than 30 public contracts totaling $4.8 milion.
• 100% success rate [8/8] for new public contracts, totaling $2,570,350.
• 1999 Contracts B & C: interim management (04/99 – 11/99) of $800K private foundation funding:
• 84% success rate [27/32] for operating grants, securing 74.5% ($582,624) of $781,500 requested.
• 75% success rate [6/8] for capital grants, securing 62.5% ($258,000) of $412,500 requested.
• For each hour billed during 1999, the agency received $3,686; fund raising cost less than two cents on the dollar.
• 1998 Contract A: Developed seven-agency collaboration to deliver comprehensive services for HIV-positive youth,epidemiology of youth AIDS epidemic, outcome-based program and evaluation design, negotiated MOU's, and prepared three-year, $960K Ryan White Title IV contract (five funded nationally).
• 1998 Contract B: manage Development Office, responsible for raising $5.8 million annually; train, supervise, and evaluate staff of three.
• Manage private institutional funding program: 65% success rate [45/69], raising 69.7% ($799,088) of $1,144,954 requested.
• Letter of Reference from Anne Stanton:

Development Consultant

Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center

February 1998September 1999 (1 year 8 months)

For agency providing comprehensive HIV prevention and care services for people with HIV/AIDS, two contracts:
• Developed three renewable, Ryan White Title I contracts, funded for total first-year funding of $537,000, for HIV Integrated Services, Case Management, and Treatment Education Certification Program. The latter program, which received national recognition and a $50,000 match from HRSA, continues to operate as CSTEP.
• Developed two-year $300K organizational development project from California Endowment, selected as the first of five grantee projects profiled in its Five Year Retrospective of Grantmaking, Annual Report 2000/2001, pp. 10-12 (
• In all, the agency's $26,000 investment in my services generated, at less than three cents on the dollar, just under $1 million in mostly renewable contract and grant funding, as well as the design, rationale and case for support of a new strategic direction and associated programs that it has continued to operate for more than a decade.
• Letter of Reference from John Manzon-Santos, Executive Director: see

Health Planner

Immunization Project, San Pablo

19991999 (less than a year)

For public health coalition funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through California Department of Health Services to increase pediatric immunization levels in California, a seven-month, .60 FTE staff position responsible for contract management, facilitation of state-wide strategic planning process, development of project proposals for Steering Committee comprised of public health professors and health administrators representing the organizational partners--California Department of Health Services, UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians--and other stakeholders throughout California.

Planning Consultant

AIDS Benefits Counselors

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

August 1996February 1998 (1 year 7 months)

As Planning Consultant to the Board of Directors of the entity now known as Positive Resource Center, and reporting to President of Board, five contracts:
• Designed and implemented a strategy that transformed ABC, in a six-month period, from a $345,000 agency with a single program and limited private fund raising capacity to a multi-service agency with a greatly expanded budget;
• Developed a collaboration with the California Department of Rehabilitation and Jewish Vocational Services and authored a proposal that received more than $1 million in funding from the Rehabilitative Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Education;
• Developed a collaboration with San Francisco Renaissance for provision of self-employment services for people with HIV/AIDS and secured $85,000 CDBG Microentprise Contract that was funded for a decade;
• Developed a nine-county Bay Area regional provider training initiative funded through AIDS Task Force, Northern California Grantmakers;
• Developed the program design for both employment and benefits counseling services that remain operational to this day;
• Responsible for policy development and advocacy on employment issues for people with HIV/AIDS, including representation of ABC at national policy conferences;
• Local government relations, including liaison to the Mayor’s Office.

Development Consultant

Northern California Grantmakers, AIDS Task Force

19981998 (less than a year)

For consortium of 32 Bay Area foundations and corporations awarding $800,000 annually to AIDS service providers, one contract for development planning and preparation of proposals that yielded new funding of $175,000.

Co-Chair, Workforce Entry & Re-Entry

Mayor's AIDS Summit Steering Committee (Volunteer)

19971998 (1 year)

As Member of Committee responsible for developing City policy, programs and funding to reflect changing consumer needs and for planning Mayor Brown's AIDS Summit:
• Developed fund raising plan and wrote funding proposals that raised $307,000 in corporate and foundation funding to underwrite the Summit, as well as $25,000 for the Mayor’s AIDS Leadership Forum;
• Co-chaired (with a member of the Health Commission; members included: Steve Arcelona, Private Industry Council; Luciana Profaca; Amanda Feinstein, Workforce Development, San Francisco Department of Human Services; Sen. Art Torres, Chairman, California Democratic Party) a seven-month community planning process that unanimously approved 37 recommendations set forth in the committee report;
• Authored “Workforce Entry and Re-Entry,” Report of the Mayor’s Summit on HIV/AIDS, San Francisco, 1998, pp. 100-137;
• Served as a principal spokesman: see, e.g., “Back to Life,” San Francisco Business Times, February 6, 1998 (;
• Mayor Brown acknowledged this work in his published thank-you “to Paul Vander Waerdt for his extraordinary contribution of time and talent to Summit planning and fundraising,” Report, page 11.

Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Philanthropy industry

19971998 (1 year)

For national grant maker supporting innovative policies and programs to promote employment for people with disabilities, founded and led by Senator Dole, one contract for policy development and convening of stakeholders.

Member of Grants Distribution Committee (Volunteer)

Macy's West

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; M; Retail industry

19971998 (1 year)

Member of Macy's grant making committee that reviews grant proposals and distributes $350K annually to community AIDS organizations and recommends selection of major beneficiaries of Passport.

Chair, Strategic Planning Committee

Home Care Companions (Volunteer)

19951997 (2 years)

As Chair of Strategic Planning Committee of agency providing education in home care nursing skills to carepartners of persons living with HIV/AIDS, facilitated year-long planning process that resulted in Board's decision to expand the agency's mission to include other chronic illnesses; developed design, methodology, objectives and funding of new cancer program; budgetary planning and public relations; secured $65K in foundation funding in 1996.

Development Consultant

Fresh Start Farms

July 1995March 1996 (9 months) San Fran

Organizational planning and management of $325K in institutional funding for employment program serving homeless adults, founded by Ruth Brinker.

Director of Development & Marketing

Shanti Project

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

19951996 (1 year) San Francisco Bay Area

For agency that pioneered San Francisco's model of volunteer-based practical and emotional support services for people with HIV:
• Planned and supervised marketing and a $900K annual private fund raising program, including major donor program, direct mail, grant writing, donor acquisition, telephone campaigns, and special events;
• Supervised two Development Managers;
• Staff liaison to the Board Development Committee; member of Strategic Planning Committee;
• Prepared new templates for six programs and wrote 30 proposals that generated more than $200K in new funding;
• Organized the press conference at which Mayor Brown announced Shanti's $712K arbitration victory and repayment of debt owed City from accounting scandal that nearly forced closure;
• As principal spokesman, secured highly favorable print, radio and television coverage, e.g.,“Arbitrator Clears Shanti’s Name,” San Francisco Examiner, July 9, 1996 (, “Shanti Wins Big Judgment,” San Francisco Chronicle, July 9, 1996 (

President, Interim Board of Directors (Volunteer)

Positive Resource

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

19951996 (1 year)

As President of agency providing employment services for persons with HIV/AIDS, founded Board and recruited Directors; supervised strategic planning process, including program evaluation, competitive RFP process and negotiations that led to merger with AIDS Benefits Counselors (now Positive Resource Center); liaison to funders, community and press, securing highly favorable print coverage; secured $40K in institutional funding during 1996, then (as Planning Consultant to the ABC Board), some $400K in 1997, $670K in 1998.

Managing Director (Interim)

Kearny Street Workshop

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

19951996 (1 year)

• As Consultant for the oldest Asian & Pacific American multidisciplinary (visual, literary and performing) arts agency in the United States (, facilitated Board's development of three-year strategic plan; formalized Board operations; developed procedures for Board recruitment, orientation training; conducted Board fund raising training; and developed agency's personnel policies.
• As Interim Managing Director, moved agency into new gallery in South Park; supervised all accounting, administrative, fund raising, marketing and personnel functions; developed financial management systems and fund raising plan, including new membership program; established and managed budget; assisted in program planning; negotiated collaborations and partnerships; prepared agency publications.

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

May 1993June 1994 (1 year 2 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Development planning and management of $125K in institutional funding for international organization that advocates for the human rights of sexual minorities and people with HIV/AIDS.

Manager of Foundation Grants and Prospect Research

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin

Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

19931994 (1 year)

For agency providing a broad array of social and vocational services in three-county service area, developed and implemented an annual plan to secure foundation and corporate grants, exceeding FY95 annual goal of $751,000 by $350,000; extensive collaboration with program staff on program and resource development; supervised Development Associate and contract grant writers.

Assistant Professor of Classical Studies & Philosophy

Duke University, Durham, N.C.

19881993 (5 years) Durham, North Carolina

Undergraduate and graduate instruction in Greek language, literature and philosophy and in ethics and philosophy of law; edited three books, including The School of Hellas (Oxford University Press, 1991) and The Socratic Movement (Cornell University Press, 1994) and authored seventeen articles published in leading professional journals (for a list, see downloadable publications list or; search GOOGLE SCHOLAR and GOOGLE BOOKS for scholarly discussion of my publications on Aristotle's political philosophy, the Stoic theory of natural law, Epicureanism, putative philosophical influence on Roman jurisprudence, and specialized studies in Socratic philosophy and its Hellenistic heritage); awarded $55,000 in research grants from National Endowment for the Humanities, American Philosophical Society, Duke Research Council; Visiting Scholar (1990) at University of Sydney, Research Fellow (1992-93) at Clare Hall, Cambridge University; 35 invited lectures at professional meetings on three continents during 1988-93; organizer of two international conferences and several panels for professional meetings.

Paul A. Vander Waerdt's Languages

  • Classical Greek, Latin; French, Italian, German

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Paul A. Vander Waerdt's Publications

  • The Socratic Movement

    • Cornell University Press
    • 1994

    Robin Waterfield, Classical Review, New Series, Vol. 45, No. 2 (1995), pp. 281-282 ( ("the project undertaken in this volume [is] very valuable');
    Peter Vernezze, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 95.06.16 ("Vander Waerdt's collection of essays performs an admirable service in opening up pathways of interpretation which are too often closed and giving voices to viewpoints which are too often unheard, and for these reasons can be enthusiastically recommended");
    L.E. Navia, Journal of the History of Philosophy 35 (1997) 129-30 ("The editor has done a superb job in collecting fourteen important contributions to Socratic scholarship, contributions that allow us to appreciate the complexity and relevance of Socrates as a philosopher. The annotations provided throughout the anthology are useful and pertinent, and the general index is of great value. This book
    is to be highly recommended for any student and scholar of philosophy.");
    C.C.W. Taylor, Philosophical Quarterly 47 (1997) pp. 257-260 (;
    Michael Pakaluk, Ancient Philosophy 17 (1997) pp. 167-71

  • The School of Hellas: Essays on Greek History, Archaeology and Literature, by A.E. Raubitschek

    • Oxford University Press
    • 1991
    Authors: Dirk Obbink, Paul A. Vander Waerdt

    Mabel Lang, Bryn Mawr Classical Reviews 02.06.18 ("The editors are to be congratulated not only on their difficult and discriminating choice of material to be reprinted in this volume but also on their inclusion of a short introduction in which Raubitschek himself has written of the nature and influence of classical studies in our time, of his own career both as student and teacher, and of the institutions with which he has been associated, with some reminiscences of old classicists. This strikes an optimistic and heartwarming note and provides an appropriate context for this sample of his briefer contributions to classical studies, a worthy companion volume to his authoritative Dedications from the Athenian Acropolis.")

  • Philosophical Publications - Paul A. Vander Waerdt

    • 1982 - 2001

    Peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters in books published in the United Kingdom, United States, Germany and Australia on Socratic Philosophy; Stoic and Epicurean political philosophy; Academic Skepticism; the History of Natural Law Theory; Aeschylus; and an Obituary of Harold Cherniss.

  • Google Scholar Citations -- Paul A. Vander Waerdt

Paul A. Vander Waerdt's Education

University of Cambridge

Graduate Research Fellow, Research and study on Epicureanism with David Sedley, now Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy


Activities and Societies: Graduate Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge

Princeton University

Ph.D., Program in Classical Philosophy


Activities and Societies: Paul Elmer More Fellow in Classical Philosophy, 1984-87; Woodrow Wilson Fellow, 1987-88. Ph.D. Dissertation: The Stoic Theory of Natural Law, supervised by Michael Frede

Stanford University

M.A., Classics


The Johns Hopkins University

Classics; Modern History


Paul A. Vander Waerdt's Additional Information


Human Evolution. My paternal ancestors (Hapologroup R1b1c) included early Cro-Magnon settlers of Europe who, over a fifteen-thousand year period, drove our larger-brained Neanderthal cousins to their final stand at the cliffs and caves of Gibraltar, where they survived another 4,000 years before finally going extinct c. 24,000 BCE. My maternal ancestors were Vikings, including five Kings of Norway--a truly plebeian distinction, however, as all Norwegians alive today have royal blood in their ancestry--between famine, plague, warfare, and the high proportion of men in every generation who die without heir, the commoners all went extinct.

Honors and Awards:

Graduate Fellow, 1982-84, Stanford University
Younger Scholars Fellow,1984, National Endowment for the Humanities (Advisors: A.E. Raubitschek, Friedrich Solmsen)
Paul Elmer More Fellow in Classical Philosophy, 1984-87, Princeton University
Stanley J. Seeger Fellow, Summer 1985, Princeton University (for the American School of Classical Studies at Athens)
Research Student, Lent and Easter terms 1988, Christ's College, Cambridge (Supervisor: D.N. Sedley)
Research Grants, University Research Council, Duke University: Major Grants, 1989-90 (Faculty of Classics, Cambridge, summer 1989) and 1991-92 (papyrological research in Naples); Regular Grant, 1990-91; Travel Grants, 1988-92 yearly
Visiting Scholar, June - September 1990, School of Classics, The University of Sydney
Fellowship for University Teachers, 1990-91, National Endowment for the Humanities
Research Grant, 1991, American Philosophical Society
Visiting Fellow, Lent, Easter and Michaelmas terms 1992, Clare Hall, Cambridge

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