Gibb’s Grants & Consulting

Helping Nonprofits Achieve Their Mission Since 1997




2370 Madison Road, W2A, Cincinnati, OH 45208

Phone: 901-351-1053        Email:



Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, OH

Since June 2012

Director of Grants (promoted from Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations): Responsible for all stages of the grant process, from identifying prospective funders and programs meriting grant funding, to collaborating with program staff to craft winning proposals, to overseeing compliance and stewardship after funds are received.

Gibb’s Grants and Consulting, Memphis, TN

     Since April 2011

Services include grant consulting, writing and editing; technical writing and editing; research and evaluation; workshops on fundraising, grants and nonprofit management

Rhodes College, Memphis, TN

2004- 2011

Communication Strategist: Served as fundraising writer/editor for Development (individuals) and College Relations (foundations, corporations, government) to successfully bring in large grants; conducted research to identify and qualify potential funders; developed budgets and grant reports; grant areas included higher education, service-learning, community development (including K-12 partnerships) and the arts

Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, Memphis, TN


Director of Development and Public Relations: Managed all aspects of development, including major gifts, corporate/foundation solicitations, phonathon, special events; tracked all gifts; generated reports and stewardship materials; developed newsletters, brochures, media releases

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indianapolis, IN


School of Nursing, Director of Development, 1997-2003: Managed school-based development functions related to annual fund, major/planned gifts, campus capital campaign (collaborating with IU Foundation)

School of Nursing, Executive Assistant to the University Dean, 1993-1997; Assistant to the University Dean, 1991-1993; Senior Administrative Secretary, 1990-1991: Provided comprehensive support for all aspects of the dean’s responsibilities, including standing meetings, fundraising, school publications, special projects, professional conferences and other commitments (e.g., editing book)

Adjunct Faculty, Center on Philanthropy, 1997-2003; School of Education, 1997; School of Liberal Arts, 1992-1997: Taught classes on nonprofit management, fundraising, service-learning, English composition

Martin Center College (now Martin University), Indianapolis, IN


Full-time Faculty and Chair, Division of Communications, 1985-1990; Director of Lady Elizabeth Campus at Indiana Women’s Prison, 1989-1990; Adjunct Faculty, 1977-1985: Taught English, French, Spanish, Communications


Brown University, Providence, RI: BA (Comparative Literature, with French & Spanish proficiency)

State University of New York, Binghamton, NY: MA (Comparative Literature, with French & Spanish proficiency)

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN: PhD (Higher Education Administration; Philanthropic Studies)


Grant Professionals Association (GPA), Member, Chapter Leader in Memphis & Cincinnati, National Publications Committee, 2008-Present

Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Member, 2012-Present

Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, Volunteer, 2006-2012

Churches in Indianapolis, Memphis and Cincinnati,  Choir Member, 1977-Present

Cypress Middle & Springdale Elementary Schools, Memphis, Tutor and volunteer, 2007-2012   

SELECTED HONORS: Publications in peer-reviewed journals and scholarly texts (list provided upon request); presentations at professional conferences; recipient of Indiana University School of Nursing Honorary Alumni Award, 1997; ARNOVA Emerging Scholar Award, 1995; Sigma Theta Tau International, Region IV Media Award, 1995

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