Katherine Heart Grantepreneur™
KATHERINE F.H. HEART, GPC, M.Ed., is CEO of Heart Resources, LLC. She has served nonprofit causes for over thirty-five years as a program manager, advocate, trainer, technical writer and consultant. She has prepared dozens of winning grant proposals for programs, capital projects and operations in Western Pennsylvania. Katherine earned the Grant Professional Certified credential and was the first person to receive recognition as an Approved Trainer for traumatic stress initiatives, and served as a 2012-13 SAMHSA Voice Awards Fellow. Katherine was Founding President of the GPA-Western PA Chapter and Co-Organizer of the Meetup Group at www.meetup.com/grants-professionals-of-westen-pa. She’s provided grant training to hundreds of individuals and offers grant career and business tools at http://www.grantepreneur.com.
Katherine earned the Grant Professional Certified (GPC) credential from the Grant Professional Certification Institute (GPCI) in 2012. Eligibility involves meeting objective criteria: years of work in the grants field; number of funded proposals; community service; professional development; and formal education. The GPC is a nationally-recognized credential that confirms mastery of the knowledge and practice of grantsmanship through formal validated testing. The GPC has become an industry standard that attests to qualifications better than any other grant writing certification program or college writing degree.
Katherine is online at: www.heartresources.net.
Her Twitter account is: www.heartresources.net.
She can be found on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/katherine.fh.heart
Do you enjoy writing and care about a special cause? Do you want to be involved in improving your community? Are you looking for a meaningful second career with flexibility and financial potential? Whether you are a new graduate or seasoned professional, the grant profession is a growing career and business opportunity that will enable you to play a vital role. Grant proposal writing skills are in demand at community-based organizations, government agencies, universities, hospitals, and for-profits involved in applying for grants. Channel your passion into helping others — consider becoming a grant professional for your cause and community!
GrantepreneurTM is the first full-blown grant career guide that offers similar topics as career books for other professions. This book assumes no prior knowledge, and provides a basic introduction to the World of Grants. You will discover your cause, and explore how to get started on this path to new career and business opportunities that can enable you to make a difference in your community.
GrantepreneurTM is a workbook! The many exercises will help you to answer personal and professional questions, assess your lifestyle and skills for this career, get your networking started, build a resume and portfolio, ask the right questions at interviews, give you “insider strategies” on start-up freelancing, and more.
“GrantepreneurTM is a unique book that I will reference for many years to come. When individuals ask me about getting involved in the world of philanthropy, this is undoubtedly the number one resource I will recommend. Well written. Easy to follow. And so very, very practical.”
—Cynthia M. Adams, CEO, GrantStation.com, Inc.,
Member Women in Philanthropy
“GrantepreneurTM is a clear, supportive guide for those considering a career in grant proposal development. Katherine Heart defines the work of grants professional then leads you through a series of self-assessment and planning steps to help you achieve both personal satisfaction and career success.”
—Barbara Floersch, Executive Director, The Grantsmanship Center,
Author of Grantsmanship: Program Planning
and Proposal Writing
“GrantepreneurTM is a new and refreshingly encouraging book, a must buy for anyone who has dreamed of getting started in a grant career and business! The author, a highly regarded colleague and leader in the grants industry, and written a book that drills down to Basic Grants 101 information, incorporating how we can discover our cause and provide grant services in our communities. There are so many relevant pointers and resources, that I wholeheartedly recommend this book for anyone considering becoming a grant consultant, and for educators teaching others about grants and how to make your way in the industry. I especially liked the chapter on Making Meaning and Money as a Grant Professional. GrantepreneurTM will be a recommended reference for my online students because it fully answers all of the questions that I’m asked on a daily basis. Bravo and gratitude to Katherine for writing this book and guiding the way!”
— Dr. Beverly Browning, CSPF, Author of Grant Writing for Dummies and
Perfect Phrases for Writing Grant Proposals, Online Instructor,
Workshop Presenter, Coach and Motivational Speaker
“GrantepreneurTM is a combination of business planning guide, life decision tool and workbook that leads you through the process of deciding about grant writing as a career. It’s thoughtful and action oriented, asking philosophical, practical and financial questions and helping you answer them for your individual situation. I’ll definitely recommend this book to people who come to me for career advice.”
—Michael Wells, GPC, CFRE, Author of Strategic Grantseeking:
Understanding Nonprofit Finances and
Successful Program Evaluation;
Past Board Member of Grant Professionals Association
and Grant Professionals Certification Institute;
Owner (Retired) Grants Northwest
“I was immediately drawn to this book, not only because of the cool title, but as a result of my love for the grant profession and the business of grants. The draw did not disappoint! The author effortlessly communicates well in both the acronym filled grant-speak world and in the language of business! The book is a practical guide giving readers tangible tools, career instruction, and a business road map success.”
—Danny W. Blitch, MPA, GPC, Organizing Editor
and Co-Author of Prepare for the GPC Exam:
Earn Your Grant Professional Certified Credential
In GrantepreneurTM, Katherine F.H. Heart offers a wealth of valuable information, comprehensive resources and unique insights into the World of Grants. As an expert in grant consulting and proposal writing, Heart offers a realistic and encouraging overview of what it takes to channel passion and talent into a career that promotes critical social causes. Grantepreneur(TM) is a must read for anyone considering a new grant career or business as well as seasoned grant professionals who desire to advance to higher levels of success.”
— Rosemary Hanrahan, MD, MPH, Author of When Dreams Touch
and Nonprofit Coach, Consultant, Grant Writer and Storyteller at http://www.beyondwordswellnessresources.com
“As a Development Consultant and Capacity Building Coach, volunteers often ask for my advice on how to identify potential funders and write a grant proposal. I look forward to recommending this book to them and am hopeful it will lead to more efficient use of resources and additional funding for essential causes in Illinois and across the country.”
— Gayle L. Nelson, Esq., Contributor to NPQ Newswire,
Author of Your Fellow Board Member Blog
and a Commissioner of the
Illinois State Commission
for the Elimination of Poverty