Warming Up a Cold Call helps participants overcome the anxieties of making a first connection with a prospective funder by improving phone and email skills.
Learn how to polish interpersonal skills and communication techniques to start a conversation and build a relationship with a prospective funder.
Melissa Draut | Grant Consultant, Melissa Draut Grant Writing
Melissa is a grant consultant based in Louisville, Kentucky. She is a skilled writer, polished presenter and creative thinker. She launched her grant writing business in 2007 after a career in the newspaper industry as a sales and marketing executive. Since then, she has secured hundreds of corporate, private, state and federal grants raising nearly $5 million for client organizations. Her strength is developing new relationships and funds for programs and capital projects from private and corporate foundations. She currently serves as a grant writer for the Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN), Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV) and Ashley Rountree & Associates. Past clients have included Maryhurst (children’s agency), Louisville Visual Arts, and private schools.
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