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SUZANNE M. COHEN

 PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT

I bring more than 20 years experience writing grants and working in resource development and arts administration. I earned my Master’s in Not-for-Profit Leadership from Seattle University, obtained a certificate in Public Relations from University of Washington Extension, and have also completed the Grantsmanship Center’s Grantwriting Intensive and Strategic Fundraising Training. I am currently a graduate student at University of Washington Bothell and expect to complete my MA in Cultural Studies in 2015. I follow and adhere to the Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of Ethical Principles and Standards.

Proposals I’ve written have secured funding for capital, general operating and program expenses, from both public and private funders. I assist clients in making their projects more fundable, help them with budgets, and identify prospective foundation, corporate, and governmental funders. I've led successful strategic planning initiatives, as well as major gifts, staff giving and corporate sponsorship campaigns, in addition to writing hundreds of grant proposals.

I specialize in strengthening and streamlining the case statement, distilling the essence of what makes an organization and its programming unique.