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Daring Leadership in the Grants Profession (Julie Boll)

Dr. Brené Brown defines a leader as “anyone who holds him or herself responsible or accountable for finding potential in people or processes.“ Effective grant seeking requires skillful leadership, often without the advantage of authority. Grant writers must collaborate both internally and externally to develop competitive grant applications for the organizations they serve.

Listen in for a quick primer on building your courageous leadership muscle with Julie Boll, GPC, GPA Approved trainer, and Certified Dare to Lead facilitator. Julie outlines the four teachable, measurable, and observable skill sets of Daring Leadership and explore how trust is built in organizations, including the tangible behaviors that can either build or erode trust in organizations. Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program. Brené is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy, and most recently completed a seven-year study on courageous leadership.

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Julie Boll, M.Ed., GPC | Founder, Julie Boll Consulting
Julie is the founder of Julie Boll Consulting, which provides strategic planning, leadership training, and grant writing for nonprofits. Julie has secured more than $9.4 M in competitive grants from foundation, state and federal funders including a $2.25 million US Dept of Education grant. Julie is a GPA Approved Trainer and has her Grants Professionals Certification (GPC). She is a certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, and, in 2019, was a part of the inaugural global cohort of professionals selected by thought-leader Dr. Brené Brown to bring her work on developing more courageous leaders to nonprofits.

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