Shavonn Richardson, MBA
Grant Professional | Thought Leader | Speaker | Nonprofit Guru
“I am passionate about improving our communities, one grant at a time.”
Shavonn is Founder of Think and Ink Grant Consulting™. Her vision for Think and Ink Grants™ is to transform your grant seeking strategy and help you get grants better.
She is the 4th generation of her family committed to giving back to the community. She brings her experience of previously working for a corporate grantmaker, being co-founder of a nonprofit herself and vast network to each and every client she serves.
She worked in the Corporate Social Responsibility office at Bank of America supporting sponsorship and grant-making efforts in metro Atlanta. She has 16-years of combined experience in grant writing, grant research, nonprofit strategy development, branding and marketing, budgeting, and program design.
Shavonn has served as a nonprofit leader. She co-founded Blue Flowers Org in 2014, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization empowering women and the men in their lives against prostate cancer.
In 2015, Shavonn's work was recognized by President Barack H. Obama as she received the President's Volunteer Service Award. She has been featured in several media outlets such as Voyage ATL, Cure Magazine and Health Connect South Radio.
Shavonn is a member of the Grant Professionals Association and Georgia Grants Professional Association (GGPA) Chapter. She has spoken at the 2017 and 2018 Southern Regional Grant Conference and serves as Chair of the Social Media Committee. She is also a 2017 Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Diversity Fellow. As a member of the Junior League of Atlanta, and has volunteered her time as the Corporate Giving/Sponsorships and Grants Chair and other various roles.
Shavonn earned a B.B.A. from Howard University in Washington, DC and an M.B.A. from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, in Atlanta, GA.
She received the Certified Grant Writer® designation from the American Grant Writers Association in 2016. She is currently preparing to sit for the Grant Professional Certification (GPC) exam.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and dog Lynx. She practices yoga, prefers red wine over white, loves to travel to the most remote vacations spots ever, and enjoys listening to vinyl records.
Connect with Shavonn directly here.