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Once upon a time, a grant writer unearthed a big problem: there were no options for learning to write grants in a modern, refreshing way. Existing options were “old school” and expensive.
The idea? Create an online learning experience that makes grant writing approachable and fun.
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Meredith is on a mission to inspire other women to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. She secured over $45 million in grants, before pivoting her consulting practice to teach others to write grants. Her expertise has been featured in Fast Company, and her book, How to Write a Grant: Become a Grant Writing Unicorn, is a #1 bestseller for nonprofit fundraising and grants on Amazon. Meredith is a fifth generation black angus cattle rancher from Wyoming, now living in the mountains of Valdez, Alaska and building a remote, yet connected, company. Meredith has a degree in Marketing from Gonzaga University.
Everything Alexandra touches has social impact and intentionality weaved into it. Alex, for short, is an exceptionally talented project manager of educational programs. Prior to joining our team, she managed the University of Denver’s strategic plan implementation, while earning her master's degree in International Human Rights. Alex’s talents lie in building company culture, establishing operational workflows, and ensuring our work is mission driven.
Katie started as a student of ours, but quickly demonstrated exceptional talents writing complex grant applications. Katie is on the Board of Directors of the Kenai Peninsula Reentry Coalition and helps rehabilitate and rehome foster dogs. In less than six months, Katie has applied for $1.2 million dollars in grants, and thus far has a 100% success rate. Katie is a regular contributor to Learn Grant Writing content.
Tara O’Hanley is a business development professional and trained scientist with a passion for indigenous rights. She has co-authored nearly a dozen peer reviewed studies with researchers from Harvard Medical School, Boston College, and University of Düsseldorf. Tara has worked with Alaska Native communities to secure more than $12 million in grant funding for renewable energy infrastructure and capacity building projects. She has taught multiple undergraduate-level courses in writing and psychology and serves as a volunteer mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska. Tara is a regular contributor to Learn Grant Writing.
Alexis developed her skills in donor management and grant writing as former Development Coordinator at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley in Fargo, North Dakota. She later went on to found Goods of a Soul, a professional writing services firm. Alexis graduated from our certification program and is now a regular contributor to Learn Grant Writing. Alexis earned her B.A. in Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
Lucas is an expert at building software-as-a-service (SaaS) businesses. Lucas led his former company, Tune, to profitability and 75 employees before raising $35M from Tier 1 VCs. Lucas, and his twin brother Lee, have accepted Learn Grant Writing into their Geeks in the Woods portfolio and serve as technical advisors on their Golang Startup Kit for SaaS.