Colleen Terrell

Independent Development Consultant

Currently an independent development consultant, Dr. Terrell has nearly a decade of experience in grant-related institutional fundraising. Most recently, she served as Director of Foundation and Government Relations at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts and, prior to that, as Manager of Foundation Giving at the National Constitution Center. She also has helped a variety of other organizations, from the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation to Philabundance, raise nearly $4 million in grant funds. Before turning her research and writing skills to nonprofit fundraising, Dr. Terrell taught literature and writing as an Assistant Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. She earned her doctorate 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