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Student Success Stories

Here are a handful of success stories from our students. Cliche as it sounds, learning to write grants allows you to make the world a better place!

Tom Kenny

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Tom Kenny transitions from nonprofit grant writing to grant writing consulting.

  • From grant writer to consultant
  • Using LinkedIn to land clients
  • Lessons from building a team
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Kyle Weckerly

Kim and Bob Yarnall

Writing grants for nonprofit veteran organizations and building a retirement side hustle.

  • Husband-wife duo serve Veteran organizations
  • Have 15+ clients and growing
  • Working an $8 million capital campaign
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Kyle Weckerly

Kyle Weckerly

Kyle applied his writing, project management, and budgeting skills to go from ghostwriter to grant writer.

  • Used informational interviews to land a job
  • Landed full-time grant writer position
  • Gained project management expertise
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Stephanie Soliz

Stephanie Soliz

Stephanie saw a need for grant writers as a volunteer at multiple nonprofits, so she became one!

  • Achieved a dream to be a certified grant writer
  • Won $150,000 in grants (and growing)
  • Overcame fears of imposter syndrome
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Jessica Stack teacher to grant writer

Jessica Stack

How Jessica went from burned out teacher to thriving grant writing consulting business in six months.

  • Earned her grant writer certificate
  • Teamed with other grant writers in Hawaii
  • Won $300K in grants thus far
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Sarah Mueller, How Sarah built a grant writing consulting business right out of college.

Sarah Mueller

How Sarah built a grant writing consulting business right out of college.

  • Communications degree. Now what?
  • Became trained in grant writing
  • Landing her first $100K
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Alexis Swenson

Alexis gains confidence and skills customized for her dream lifestyle.

  • Freelance writer grew her services
  • Secured over $2.2 million in grants
  • Why she loves the Collective
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Julia-Grace Sanders

Julia-Grace Sanders

How Julia-Grace pulled off a major career change in the middle of a pandemic.

  • Former journalist
  • Started freelance grant writing
  • Landed new full-time job
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Winning funding USDA Grant

Emily Dodge

Emily lands $3 Million grant from USDA!

  • Broadband infrastructure grant
  • Only one year of experience
  • Importance of public support
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James Kamikawa winning nonprofit youth grant

Jim Kamikawa

How Jim pivoted his non-profit post pandemic.

  • Wanted to learn for years
  • Non-profit grants for youth
  • His first online course
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James Kamikawa winning nonprofit youth grant

Katie Cowgill

Katie had lost everything. Then she discovered her potential as a grant writer.

  • From incarceration to grant writer
  • Won over $150,000+ in grant funding within 6 weeks of learning to write grants with us
  • Using grant writing to pay it forward
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Anna Bateman winning millions on grants

Anna Bateman

How Anna wins $2.1 million of grants in six months.

  • Loves to write grants
  • A tribal administrator
  • Funding work she loves
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Tsēmā Igharas advice for artists pursing grants

Tsēmā Igharas

Advice on grants for artists and funding your own work.

  • Being a grant reviewer
  • Art and cultural grant funding
  • One project at a time
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Anna Twohig career professional grant writer

Anna Twohig

From burned out to new career as a professional grant writer.

  • Volunteer to full-time
  • A unicorn in all she does
  • Won $32 million in grants
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