The two instructors for this class have over 20 years of experience in grant writing.
Janet Levine has been involved with grant writing and fund raising since 1988. In 2007, after almost 20 years "in the trenches" Janet started her consulting company, Janet Levine Consulting, to help nonprofits increase their fundraising capacity. Just before starting her consulting company, Janet was the Vice President for University Advancement at a public, urban university. She has been a fundraiser and administrator at a number of colleges, universities and other non-profit organizations. In addition to her work experience, Levine has her Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University and a B.A. from Hofstra University. She writes about issues affecting nonprofits and fundraising in her blog, Too Busy To Fundraise, and regularly teaches workshops on fundraising and board development. Janet is a frequent presenter at professional conferences.
Bo Morton has spent over 15 years as a grants development practitioner. For more than a decade she was a full-time Director of Grants Development and Management at a community college where she was responsible for developing and submitting grant proposals for various college programs and for assisting faculty and staff with project development, proposal writing, budget development as well as with managing their grants. She was also tasked with securing funding for the new initiatives and developing relationships with potential funders. During her tenure at the college, she secured over $75 Million in grants for college programs.
Since 2011, Bo has been assisting international nonprofits and NGOs, and educational institutions in developing resources via grants from governments, private foundations and multilateral organizations as well as private donations, program income and other revenue streams via her company Linked-to-Grow. Bo is a strong believer in creative approaches to resource development, in maximizing the potential of linkages and partnerships, and focusing on documented social impact rather than perceptions.