GRANT WRITING

Art... Culture... Service... Community... Empowerment... Education...

Grant writing skills are not only essential for funding human service programs and supporting non-profit organizations, they are also an important part of the planning, conceptualization and administration process. Following a structured writing process allows administrators, staff, clients and all stakeholders to engage in a group dynamic that clarifies goals, objectives, vision, mission, roles and operational details of programs. I have used this process successfully in a variety of different contexts with different groups, organizations and individuals, securing funds from local, regional, national and international funding sources.

In South Africa I developed proposals for the national Department of Science, Arts, Culture, Science and Technology, the national Department of Minerals and Energy, the Eastern Cape Department of Arts and Culture, various cities and municipalities and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). In the US I've worked as a consultant and grant writer providing technical assistance in grant writing and program development for non-profit and community-based organizations.