Marne Braddock is the Senior Manager, External Enagagement at the Council of Urban Professionals (CUP), a nonprofit whose mission is to connect, empower, and mobilize the next generation of diverse business and civic leaders. In this role, Marne supports all facets of the Development Department, including drafting fundraising materials, conducting prospect research, and writing grant proposals to meet CUP’s $2 million+ revenue goal. Marne also helps manage over 100 corporate relationships in an effort to help partners align opportunities with their strategic priorities, as well as meet their diversity and inclusion objectives. Marne works closely with the Executive Director, SVP of Corporate Partnerships and Business Development, and CUP Board Members, as well as manages various planning committees made up of senior leaders in finance, media & entertainment, and law.

Prior to CUP, Marne worked as a Grant Writer for the Support Center, a nonprofit that offers consulting, transition management, and training services to nonprofit organizations to increase the effectiveness of the nonprofit sector. Before that, Marne worked at FEGS Health and Human Services, a nonprofit organization formerly dedicated to helping individuals achieve greater success, independence, and dignity at work, where she wrote news articles, built fundraising tools, and wrote strategic planning reports to strengthen FEGS’ funding portfolio and develop an informed, performance driven workforce.

Prior to FEGS, Marne was a Product Development Fellow at Taproot Foundation, an organization that makes business talent available to organizations working to improve society. At Taproot, she developed grant material and database tools to improve programs and services and to provide public resources for organizations in need of pro bono support. Marne previously held two AmeriCorps positions: teaching health, safety, and emergency preparedness at the American Red Cross in Greater New York, and developing nonprofit capacity and program sustainability at Communities In Schools of Washington State. Marne has a Master of Public Administration degree in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy from the NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and she has a Bachelor of Science in Management from Tulane University.