Our Founder

Shavonn Richardson, MBA

Grant Professional | Thought Leader | Speaker | Nonprofit Guru

Learn to do good. Seek justice. Relieve the oppressed.

Isaiah 1:17

"I am passionate about improving our communities, one grant at a time."

 

Shavonn Richardson is Founder of Think and Ink Grant Consulting.  Think and Ink Grant Consulting provides nonprofit consulting, grant research, grant writing services to clients across the country, and grant management and evaluation services to existing clients.  

 

Specializing in women, children, health, and education, her clients include large nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities, K-12 education institutions, and health organizations. 

Shavonn is the 4th generation of her family committed to giving back to the community.  As a past Corporate Social Responsibility Project Manager at Bank of America, she helped distribute $1.2 million in grants and sponsorship funding to Atlanta nonprofits.  

After losing her grandfather to prostate cancer in 2014,  she identified a need for women and caregivers to have access to resources to support their loved ones. Shavonn and her mother Valerie Crawford-Schiele co-founded the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Blue Flowers Org a month after their loss to empower women and the men in their lives against prostate cancer.  Shavonn's work led Blue Flowers Org to win 100% of grants submitted

In 2015, Shavonn's work was recognized by President Barack H. Obama as she received the President's Volunteer Service Award from the Corporation for National and Community Service.  She has been featured in several media outlets such as Voyage ATL, Cure Magazine, and Health Connect South Radio

Now she gets grants for her clients successfully leveraging over $25 million in funding.

Shavonn has been a member of the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) and the Georgia Grant Professionals Association (GGPA) Chapter since 2016. In 2017, she was recognized as an Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Diversity Fellow. 

 

She has had the privilege to participate as a speaker at the 2017 and 2018 Southern Regional Grant Conference hosted by the Georgia Grant Professionals Association.  She continued her service and served as Chair of the Southern Regional Grant Conference Social Media Committee in 2020. 


Shavonn is also a member of the Junior League of Atlanta and has volunteered her time as their Corporate Giving/Sponsorships and Grants Chair.

Shavonn earned an M.B.A. from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, in Atlanta, GA and B.B.A. from Howard University in Washington, DC.   She sat for the Grant Professional Certification (GPC) exam in July 2020 and is currently awaiting the results.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and dog Lynx.   She practices yoga, prefers red wine over white wine, and loves to travel to remote vacation destinations to enjoy outdoor adventures.

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