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Kimberly Richardson: The Power of Collaboration Over Competition

  • Thursday, January 26, 2017
  • 11:45 AM
  • The Harbert Center

Kimberly Richardson


The Power of Collaboration 

Over Competition




Trainer, consultant and author of The Official Federal Grants Prep Guide, Kim Richardson is the owner and principal consultant of Kimberly Richardson Consulting, LLC, a for-profit consulting firm specializing in the provision of federal grant writing services, grants management assistance, training, and technical assistance to municipal agencies, non-profits, and faith-based organizations.


With over 20 years of grant writing and grants management experience gained from working in the non-profit and public sectors, Kim has secured funding from every segment of the grant-making community. She leverages over 20 years of experience to benefit her clients and takes pride in the nearly $70 million in grant awards she has provided assistance on to date. A sampling of the organizations she has assisted includes the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the City of Birmingham, the historic 16th Street Baptist Church, The Birmingham Zoo, The Dannon Project and the Beaumont (TX) Independent School District. As a member of the Grant Professionals Association and the Association of Fundraising Professionals, she is a strong advocate of ethical fundraising and building the capacity of community-based organizations.


Kim holds a Bachelor’s degree from Baldwin-Wallace University in Ohio and a Masters of Science in Urban Affairs from Cleveland State University.  In 2009, she became the first grant writer in the State of Alabama to obtain the Grant Professionals Certification (GPC) awarded by the Grant Professionals Certification Institute and she continues to be the only grant professional in the state holding the credential.  She is also an appointed trustee of the Birmingham Public Library Board and has served as Board President since 2015.


Kim lives in Birmingham, AL with her lovely and brilliant daughter, Imani, a student at The Altamont School and a soon to be member of Yale’s incoming class for 2021. 





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