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"Strategic Expansion & Trainings has helped us as a small non-profit in so many ways! We think of Stacey as one our team and couldn't do the work we are doing without her expertise! As we work to create a sustainable organization, Stacey's help has proved invaluable! Having someone to walk us through, instruct us on writing clear language, and see our work from a different perspective has made a huge difference."

- Grace Bauer, Executive Director, Justice For Families

"When the Reentry Employment & Economic Empowerment Program (REEEP) needed expertise to formalize our adult jobs skills curriculum we turned to Strategic Expansion & Trainings, LLC. We are very pleased with the results. Stacey Gurian-Sherman coordinated and organized our materials, as well as added additional information and insights. She produced a superb Facilitator Training Manual that is instructive and easy to use for facilitators, and provides readily accessible handouts and materials for participants. Her experience and proficiencies in jobs skills and curriculum development provided the ideal platform for our project. REEEP highly recommends the services of SET."

- Harold Bailey, Director, REEEP


"Stacey Gurian-Sherman's "Being Grant Ready" is a truly wonderful resource-- excellently presented, lively and thorough. The Compendium is an excellent reference tool, offering clear and concise information on all stages of the grant-seeking process, great tips, and extremely helpful samples of proposal-related materials. Without doubt, "Being Grant Ready" contributed to the success of the funding requests we have sought for the Connection project: we were awarded 4 of the 5 foundation grants for which we submitted proposals!"

- Lauren Goodsmith, MPH, The Intercultural Counseling Connection

"It's an amazing value for everything you get - the coaching, the Compendium, the full day "boot camp," and networking."

- Maritza Dominques, Alliance of Community Teachers & Schools

June 2017 Training

Baltimore, MD

Sponsored with Fusion Partnerships, Inc.

"The information presented was excellent. There were times that I wanted to hug Stacey! Thank you so much!! This workshop is a must for every leader and Director to take their orgs to the next level"

- Daniel Lee, The Marching Elite Foundation

"This training was very informative. It was very detailed and gave great examples. Thank you Stacey for your expertise."

- Gloria White, I'm Worth It

"I only game to learn about grant writing, but received much more than that. Love the writing samples provided in the BFR Handbook."

- LaShawnda Dickerson

April 2014 Training

Columbia, MD

Sponsored with Maryland Nonprofits

“This workshop was wonderful. Stacey broke out every component of Being Grant Ready very effectively. The Compendium she shared is chock full of practical instructions, tips, and examples.”

- Barbara Blount Armstrong, Morgan State University

“You rock! Stacey was affable and so encouraging. The room was full of differing levels of interest and expertise. She managed all questions with great support for the inquirer, and the materials are terrific.”

- Suzanne Moore, Crossroads Community, Inc.

August 2013 Ttaining

Baltimore, MD

Sponsored with Maryland Nonprofits

The lessons learned that Stacey shared from years of experience. The Compendium is a great resource.”

- Rocco D., Maryland State Department of Education

“I loved the flow of the training. All of the information that I received was useful and will definitely be implemented as I continue to research, prepare and write grants.”

- Chenelle K., Center For Urban Families

July 2013 Training

Baltimore, MD

"The training was extremely helpful and economical. It was one of the most useful trainings that I have attended. The subject matter was presented in an organized clear manner. Stacey has extensive knowledge of the grant process. She was enthusiastic and easy to comprehend."

- Penelope B., Mayor's Office Of Employment Development (Baltimore)

"You were such a knowledgeable trainer and so personable. You made the training just a wonderful experience for me."

- Elaine McKoy, Million Dollar Man, Inc.

June 2013 Training

Oakland CA

"I was looking to get basic information on grant writing & I got so much more."

- Susan Walsh, East Bay Children's Law Offices

"Very excellent! In depth understanding of both sides of the grant writing and review process. Invaluable for writing excellent grant proposals.”

- Alex Lutenske, One Family

"Best components are working with the small groups, and the openness for questions and knowledge sharing."

- Cynthia N. 

November 2012 Training

Baltimore MD

"Everything offered in this course was invaluable. I definitely received the guidance I expected. And much more. I was headed in the wrong direction with my approach to grant writing. This seminar provided me with a much needed reset! Stacey provided it all."

- La Tasha Sharif Vanzie, EVOKU Eagle, OSI Baltimore Community Fellow

"Stacey – you are so knowledgeable! I am very impressed. Being grant ready is not an easy task, but so critical to giving ‘legs’ to great ideas. Thank you!"

- Rachel Carlson, Alliance For Community Teachers & Schools

"You are a fantastic presenter – so positive, energizing, and knowledgeable. You clearly know your stuff and are enthusiastic about sharing it. This has been great!"

- Kate Schmelyun, Baltimore Mayor's Office of Employment Development

"[The BGR Compendium] What a valuable resource! We’ll be referring to it frequently."

- Andrea Wenger, Community Supported Wellness 

July 2012 Training

Minneapolis, MN

Sponsored With Public Allies Twin Cities  

"On behalf of all of the Public Allies in the Twin Cities, we thank you for your recent training and time dedicated to assisting young leaders as the explore grant writing. We look forward to working with you going forward!"
- Erika Bach, Program Manager, Public Allies Twin Cities
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