Donna’s 20 plus year career in fund development includes grant seeking for more than 50 nonprofit, educational, and health care organizations throughout Washington to research, prepare and present successful applications to private and public sector grantmakers. She is a founding member of the Puget Sound Grantwriters Association board of directors, and has established and taught grantwriting courses at Highline Community College and Skagit Valley Community College. Donna was invited to consult with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to enhance organizational statements and writing skills for program officers. She specializes in researching and matching grantmakers to projects through use of Foundation Center Online and a host of prospecting tools and customized techniques. Donna has a Master of Education from San Diego State University.