Jodi Samuels

A devoted Red Sox fan, Jodi is the Deputy Director of Development & Training at the California Primary Care Association (CPCA). Jodi has worked with health and education non-profits since 1997, including as Director of Grants, Data, & Research at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte; as a teacher and trainer for Kaplan Test Prep; and as a Foreign Language Technologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In her current position at CPCA, she has successfully secured more than $27 million in funding over the past six years from public and private entities, including awards for core operating support, special projects and programs, and event sponsorship. Jodi holds a PhD in French Literature from the UW-Madison, an MA in French from Middlebury College, and a BA in French & Theatre from Wesleyan University.

  • Escape the Labyrinth with Mindful Mentoring: Part 3

    Escape the Labyrinth with Mindful Mentoring: Part 3

    In the third part of the "Mindful Mentoring" series, we’ll take a look at how to sustain a successful mentoring connection and also determine when, how, and why to dissolve the relationship.

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  • Escape the Labyrinth with Mindful Mentoring: Part 2

    Escape the Labyrinth with Mindful Mentoring: Part 2

    Part 2 of this mentoring blog series examines strengthening the relationship once the foundation has been built.

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  • Escape the Labyrinth with Mindful Mentoring: Part 1

    Escape the Labyrinth with Mindful Mentoring: Part 1

    Navigating your career path can be a challenge, especially if you’re embarking on a new journey. Finding a mentor to help guide you along the way can be key to your success!

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  • Building a Winning Grants Team

    Building a Winning Grants Team

    As grant professionals, we all need the support of a team. But how do you start?

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  • How to Build a Winning Grants Team Part 3: Post & Off Season

    How to Build a Winning Grants Team Part 3: Post & Off Season

    Are you ready to ‘Go the distance’? After wrapping up Spring Training and having a successful Regular Season you’re more than ready to enter Post Season and eventually transition into the Off Season.

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  • How to Build a Winning Grants Team Part 2: Regular Season

    How to Build a Winning Grants Team Part 2: Regular Season

    Now that you’ve had a successful Spring Training and have signed on all the right players for your grants team, let’s strategize for success during the regular season.

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  • “Field of Dreams” or How to Build a Winning Grants Team

    “Field of Dreams” or How to Build a Winning Grants Team

    As grant professionals, we all need the support of a team. So how do you start? How many people do you want or need on your grants team? What tools and strategies can you use to build your team?

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  • Becoming the "MacGyver" of Grants

    Becoming the "MacGyver" of Grants

    For any grant professional, a key strength is being resourceful. Remember that you have access to two primary types of resources – external and internal.

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