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Kim Richardson

Kim Richardson, MS, GPC, is president of Kimberly Richardson Consulting, LLC (www.kimrichardsonconsulting.com), a for-profit consulting firm specializing in the provision of grant writing services, grants management assistance, training and technical assistance. With nearly 20 years of experience, she can account for over $62 million in successfully secured and managed grant funds to date. Specializing in federal grants assistance, she is the author of The Official Federal Grants Prep Guide. She has been an eCivis grant writing partner since 2011.
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International Grants Consulting: Five Lessons Learned

  Kim Richardson and Beverly Browning on the bus to
the NIH/NCIRD campus in Johannesburg.

After a year’s worth of planning, the time had finally come. Beverly Browning and I were sitting in the Delta Sky Club lounge at the International Terminal of Atlanta Airport. We were waiting to board our non-stop flight to Johannesburg, South Africa, where the following week we would be facilitating a five-day Grant Writing Boot Camp training for public health officials working throughout Africa to address influenza and other respiratory illnesses that can be especially deadly on this particular continent. This was our part in International Grant Professionals Week.

International Grant Professionals Week, March 16-20

Monday, March 16, launches International Grant Professionals Week. The Grant Professionals Association (GPA) is rolling out a full month of social media activities to recognize its members around the world. Currently, there are 21 active members based outside of the U.S., and many more professionals who access information and network through the Association’s social media forums. Since its inception, GPA has increased its membership in staggering numbers, and enhanced international awareness is a contributing factor. 

Parks as Catalysts for Economic Development

As cities strive to recover from the nation’s most recent recession, projects that create new jobs, retain existing ones, and attract new businesses are in high demand. Economic development is the buzz term of the day and communities are constantly seeking grants and other funding sources that will support their employment goals. However, one area is often overlooked in the discussion—parks. Yes, parks!