Colleen Terrell

Independent Development Consultant

Currently an independent development consultant, Dr. Terrell has worked in foundation relations since 2008, writing proposals and managing grants for nonprofit organizations in the Philadelphia region. Her grant proposals have helped raise more than $3.9 million for such organizations as the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, the National Constitution Center, the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, and Philabundance. Prior to her development career, Dr.Terrell was an Assistant Professor of Literature, Communication, & Culture at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, where she taught courses in literature and writing. She also has taught at the University of California-Los Angeles and at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Terrell received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Pennsylvania.

Courses Taught

Grant Writing Fall 2016 On-Campus
Course: Grant Writing
Instructor: Colleen Terrell
Course Section: 601
Day(s): Wednesday
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Course Location: On-Campus
Course Description:

This course will provide students with the role of the foundation in philanthropy, what it does, how it does it, and what you need to know to be both an effective foundation manager and foundation grant seeker. From the foundation side, the course will include strategic planning, assessment of project results, and the responsibilities of the foundation grant program officer. From the grant seeker side, it will include identifying the appropriate foundations, making the connection to the foundation, grant writing, and relationship management.

This course satisfies an elective requirement in the Master of Public Administration and Certificate in Nonprofit Administration programs.

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Contact Information

Fels Institute of Government
University of Pennsylvania
3814 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 898-2600
Fax: (215) 746-2829