Entrepreneurial Skills for Grant Career and Business Success

This presentation will inspire grant professionals to better understand, assess and develop their entrepreneurial strengths, skills and plans. Entrepreneurial skills can empower grant professionals employed by agencies to become proactive grant seekers, project innovators, and managers. Grant business owners can improve positioning and create new opportunities for success as "change agents" in their community.

Participants will be able to:
1) Understand entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship as the ability to proactively envision, create, develop and build sustainable programs/projects and organizations.
2) Appreciate the related strengths and skills they may have developed while acquiring competencies and skills of the grant profession.
3) Understand the range of entrepreneurial assessment tools and resources.
4) Discuss examples of entrepreneurial skills that could improve grant job, career and business performance.
5) Identify "next steps" for exploring their own entrepreneurial strengths.

This workshop benefits grant professionals by introducing them to a grantepreneur's perspective and methods for developing proactive grant skills, which can expand their ability to succeed in the highly competitive grants field.

GPC Competencies Addressed:

Practices and services that raise the level of professionalism of grant developers


Katherine F.H. Heart, GPC, M.Ed., is CEO, Heart Resources LLC, a mission-driven business with a 16 year track record of success in grant consulting, writing and training for Western PA communities. She was the first person recognized as a GPA Approved Trainer. She is Co-Facilitator of the Grants Cafe at www.meetup.com/grants-professionals-of-western-pa. Katherine is the author of an award-winning book, Grantepreneur(TM): Getting Started in a Grant Career and Business (Red Engine Press, 2016).