Candace Crisman

Education University of Vermont, B.A. Directing Theater DePaul University, completed 3-year MFA program in Theater Direction   Candace Crisman has over 20 years of experience as a nonprofit capacity builder and fundraiser. She has worked as both a consultant and employee with over 50 agencies across Chicago’s south and west sides. She is accomplished in […]

Andrew Finzen

Andrew is an experienced grant writer and grant manager with a professional background working with local, state, federal, and foundation grants. A native of Sioux City, Iowa, Andrew received his undergraduate and graduate education from the University of South Dakota before entering the professional realm as a City Manager for municipalities in rural New Mexico […]

Miranda Lee

Miranda has a wealth of experience writing RFPs, editing educational content, and in news producing and writing news content. At present she works in a public school district teaching English to speakers of other languages. Miranda enjoys spending her free time going on adventures with her daughters. As a family they enjoy hiking, camping, traveling […]

P.A. Miraglia

A Political Scientist, Dr. Pizzano Miraglia is trained in behavior, external relations & government affairs, policy, political institutions, communication, research methodology, theory, and business. She has an acumen for detail and ethics with extensive experience in criminal justice, EMS, ADA, energy, sustainability and natural resources, healthcare & life sciences, intergovernmental affairs, public & nonprofit organizations, […]

Tiffany North

Education PhD Educational Leadership with Global perspective- Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida MEd Special Education- Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida MPS Health Care Administration- Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida BA, Psychology – Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida   Tiffany has over 20 years’ experience in the field of Special Education working with institutions and personnel […]

Tyler O’dneal

An avid nonprofit professional and community advocate, Tyler brings 10 years of educational, professional, volunteer experience working primarily in some of the nation’s largest nonprofit organizations and the most vulnerable communities. Tyler has two master degrees, Masters in Nonprofit Management and a Masters in Public Administration. Tyler has been on several spectrums of grants, from […]

Susan Ruckdeschel

Education SUNY Empire State College, BA in Creative Writing Nazareth College of Rochester, MS ED in Education University of Phoenix, EDD in Supervision of Curriculum and Instruction   Community Involvement Hearts for the Homeless, Buffalo, NY: Community Volunteer Chen Yen Monastery, Kent, NY: Member, Editor, Volunteer International Association for Blended Learning (IABL), Member of Marketing […]

April Shaffner

Education Ph.D. Theology, Covenant Bible College and Seminary. M.A. Education, East TN State University   April is an experienced grant writer, grant manager, workforce development coordinator, human resources training coordinator, and municipal advisory instructor. She has served in advisory and board positions with several nonprofit organizations, including Appalachian Regional Coalition on Homelessness, and Johnson City […]

Gwendolyn Willis-Darpoh

Education Ph.D. Educational Communications and Technology – University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA MEd Special Education – The American University, Washington, DC BS Health and Physical Education – Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA Community Involvement Abia D/A Basic School, Ghana. Greater Accra Region – Literacy Volunteer Coastal Association of Neighborhoods of Ghana (CAN) – Member Girls […]

Shantell Cook

Shantell Cook has been in the grant-writing business for eight years, during which time she’s become an expert in the field. Her specialties include Duns & Bradstreet,,, eRA Commons, and NSF FastLane. She excels at navigating the various federal and state grant portals. Shantell is largely self-taught and prides herself on her fast […]