Maura Schwartz

Cooperative Specialist

For over 30 years Maura Schwartz worked in different jobs. Recently, Maura Schwartz worked as a Consultant and Board Director in Northwest Cooperative Development Center developing different skills. Maura Schwartz graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Pamplin College of Business in 1993 where this professional received all the required knowledge. Maura Schwartz is fluently speaking three languages: Spanish, Albanian, and Danish. You can find this professional in Culver, Oregon, where he is located nowadays. Connexy has all the personal info you need to contact Maura Schwartz, such as Maura Schwartz's number or email address. Feel free to send the request to get more info.
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Last Update
Jul 3, 2022
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Culver, OR


Northwest Cooperative Development Center
Consultant and Board Director

Olympia, WA


Nonprofit Organization Management

Work History

Consultant and Board Director

Cooperative development advisor on various start-up businesses in the Pacific Northwest. Past board chair. Board director since 2005.
from 2004


Project work plan design; facilitation & training; staff mentor for IMPPACTS and EMIRGE projects in Mongolia.
Nov 2010 — Nov 2011

Board Secretary (Volunteer)

All correspondence with donors, grantees and media. Grant management. Board training.
2005 — 2010


Trainer for Ford Institute Leadership Program in Walla Walla, WA and three rural Oregon communities.
2004 — 2010

Lead Trainer

Entrepreneur training workshop for producers seeking advice in taking a product or service to market. Taught in English and Spanish (with an interpreter).
2009 — Feb 2009


Developed and updated work plan, training, mentoring and evaluation for two successive USAID grants in the Mongolian dairy value chain. Provided technical assistance to cooperative apex orga...
2009 — 2009


Technical assistance to newly organized cooperative for purchase of a manufactured home park to preserve affordable housing.
Jan 2008 — Sep 2009


Revised and delivered "Made At The Kitchen Table" training program to pre-entrepreneurs and business owners in both English and Spanish (with an interpreter).
2007 — 2009

Project Workplan, Evaluation and Training

Wrote workplan for Dairy Development project in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Conducted interviews and completed 12-month evaluation of Dairy Development-Lanka project . Lead training workshop for coop...
Oct 2007 — Oct 2008


Developed 2-year work plan for Jaffna, Sri Lanka dairy development project. Conducted training with stakeholders and staff. Evaluated project 2x/year and wrote final report.
2005 — Sep 2007

Association Development Consultant

Assisted new tourism trade association with its bylaws, board development and member needs assessment in Brasov, Romania.
2006 — 2006


Reviewed cooperative activity in Afghanistan to develop opportunities for cooperative growth/development for marketing grapes and other agricultural products.
2004 — 2004

Managing Director

Turned around trade association and created value for members through: linkages, education, political advocacy and communication. Managed daily operations and member contact. Oversaw MAC Edu...
1999 — 2003

Country Director

Managed USAID Farmer-to-Farmer programs in Albania and Poland.
1993 — 1996

Agricultural Marketing Specialist

Assisted entrepreneurs with feasibility, marketing and business planning to establish cooperative businesses.
1990 — 1993

Livestock manager

Daily management of all livestock in quarantine facility; coordinated shipment of livestock to project sites; public speaking; volunteer management; arranged donations and purchase of livest...
1981 — 1983


Board Director
Chairman of the Board
Board Member
Chief Executive


New Business Development
Project Planning
Board Training
International Development
Rural Development
Non Profits
Proposal Writing
Capacity Building
Program Development
Community Outreach
Workshop Facilitation
Organizational Development
Strategic Planning
Public Speaking
Business Planning
Project Management
Value Chain Analysis
Community Development
Program Management
Volunteer Management
Economic Development
Start Ups
Public Policy
Social Entrepreneurship
Program Evaluation
Sustainable Development
Technical Assistance
Policy Analysis
Sustainable Agriculture
International Relations
Poverty Reduction
Private Sector Development
Cooperative Development
Board of Directors
Board Development
Grant Writing
Public/Private Partnerships
Civil Society
Corporate Social Responsibility