Diane Gedeon-Martin, President of The Write Source, LLC, is a nationally recognized grants consultant, instructor, and lecturer in the area of grants and grant seeking for nonprofit organizations. Her dedication to the field is evident in the way she speaks about the grant seeking process; her enthusiasm is contagious! The materials she develops for workshops, conference sessions, and online webinars/audioconferences blend the best of a strong academic program with a practical approach to grant seeking to provide an exceptional learning opportunity for all.
From 2001 to 2015, she was an adjunct faculty member of The Fund Raising School at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University where she not only taught Preparing Successful Grant Proposals but also co-developed the curriculum for the course along with Melissa S. Brown of Melissa S. Brown & Associates. Before joining the faculty at Indiana University, she taught grant seeking for four years for a similar program conducted by Wayne State University in Detroit. Her other faculty positions include the following:
- Annie E. Casey Foundation – 2008 to 2012
- Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) Principles of Fundraising Program, Connecticut Chapter – since 2008
- CharityChannel.com and Charity University – since 2008
- Connecticut After-School Network – since 2008
- Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance – 2003 to 2017
- Philanthropy Massachusetts (formerly Associated Grant Makers) – since 2018
Diane received the title of Master Trainer through the Faculty Training Academy conducted by AFP International. The Faculty Training Academy prepares instructors to take leadership positions in AFP’s professional education programs and to serve as peer mentors for other AFP course instructors.
Because of her expertise in the field, she is a frequent guest speaker at conferences sponsored by local, state, national, and international associations. Please see the Sample Workshop/Conference Host List for more information. The roster includes six consecutive years speaking at the annual AFP International Conference and a presenter for their Audio-Conference Series.
See the Workshop and Conference Schedule pages of this website to learn more about upcoming venues where she will be sharing her expertise about the grant seeking process. She speaks at conferences all over the country and may be in a location near you!