About Us

American Grant Writers' Association, Inc. is a Florida nonprofit corporation and is a 501(c)6 exempt organization.  To promote professional conduct of our 1,200 active members, the organization adopted Standards of Practice and Professional Ethics.  To further the professional growth of its members, the organization awards the Certified Grant Writer® Credential to members who have demonstrated proficiency in grantseeking.  In 2011 the U.S. Patent Office awarded American Grant Writers' Association a Trademark for its Certified Grant Writer® Credential. 

The organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Current Board Members are    

  • Alan Antopol
  • Garth Hudson
  • Linda Porter, Certified Grant Writer®
  • Brandon Whitaker, MBA
  • Cathy Wobser, M.Ed.

John G. Porter, Ph.D. is the Executive Director and manages the organization's activities with the assistance of staff, chairpersons, and volunteers. 

  • Member Services Director - Marie Hunt, Certified Grant Writer
  • Member Services Coordinator - Megan Mitchell, Certified Grant Writer
  • Online Instructors -
    • ​Jim Brenner, Certified Grant Writer®
    • John Porter, Ph.D., Certified Grant Writer®
    • Scott Sipe, Certified Grant Writer®
  • Professional Development Director - Linda Sharp, Certified Grant Writer®
  • Workshop Trainers:
    • John Porter, Ph.D., Certified Grant Writer®
    • Linda Sharp, Certified Grant Writer®
  • Special Interest Group (SIG) Chairpersons:        
    • Wanda Back, Certified Grant Writer®
    • Chris Bouchard, Certified Grant Writer®
    • Trisha Doering, MPH, CPST, Certified Grant Writer®
    • Diane Rice, Ed.D., Certified Grant Writer®
    • Rhonda Poppen, Certified Grant Writer®
    • Abha Saini, MS, Certified Grant Writer®
    • Scott Sipe, Certified Grant Writer®
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