Officers and Committee Chairs


Jennifer McBride, MPA, GPC             Grant Writer
St. Petersburg College


Program Chair
Martin Bimler,CFRE

WestCare Foundation


Lisa Jackson, GPC, Deputy Director of Grants                                                    WestCare Foundation

Events Chair
Michelle Robinson, Grant Specialist
Pinellas County School Board



Daniel Mineo 

Pinellas Police Athletic League 


Website Chair
Shane Holman,MBA Grants Coordinator Feeding Tampa Bay


Claire Cohn, CFRE,                   Director of Development Pasco-Hernando State College Foundation, Inc.


Membership Chair
Lisa Matzner, GPC, Director of Grants Development              Religious Community Services, Inc.

Past President
Lynne Mullen, GPC



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Who Can Join the Grants Collaborative?

Anyone in the Tampa Bay region whose primary job responsibility includes grant planning, grant writing, and/or resource development OR any person interested in grant planning, grant writing, and/or resource development.

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Come JOIN us!

Prospective members may attend two meetings prior to joining. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at:

Member Networking at 8:30am ~ Meeting starts at 9:00am
Annual Membership Dues: $35.00

Member Benefits:

  • Monthly meetings (2nd Tuesday of each month beginning at 9:00am)
    • Hear local, state, and federal funding agency representatives speak about current and upcoming funding opportunities;
    • Hear experts speak on grant resource development topics;
    • Network with grant writers and fundraising professionals;
    • Develop vital partnerships and collaborations;
    • Share grant and fundraising information and resources;
    • Learn about job opportunities for grants writers and fundraisers.
  • Professional Development Opportunities
    • Attend grant writing and fundraising conferences and seminars;
    • Participate in professional development workshops;
    • Join the mentoring program for new grant writers or resource development professionals.
  • Code of Ethics ( Click to Read )
  • Collaborative's By-Laws ( Click to Read )
  • Collaborative's Strategic Plan 2011-2014 ( Click to Read )

Pay for Membership by clicking Paypal button:




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How Can You Contribute to the Collaborative?

  • Attend monthly meetings;
  • Share resources and information;
  • Establish collaborative partnerships with members and stakeholders;
  • Provide training and expertise;
  • Become a mentor to a new grants or resource development professional;
  • Invite colleagues to become members;
  • Suggest speakers for our meetings.

Click to Download a membership application ( Word )

Grants Collaborative of Tampa Bay, Inc.
c/o 1199 Mineola Circle
Palm Harbor, FL 34683

Email Grants Collaborative

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