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Grant Guru - Maggie McCarthy

Maggie McCarthy Bio

Maggie McCarthy has spent most of her career leading and managing philanthropic and nonprofit organizations. Her role at a large community foundation in Dallas over nearly 10 years spanned communications, working with donor advised funds, and in later years, as vice president in charge of grants. As executive director of a private family foundation for six years, she had responsibility for all facets of the operation, working closely with the board and the founders to manage the organization, as well as to lead several large significant grant initiatives. As a consultant, she spent one year working with an “outcomes” think tank and guided nonprofit and philanthropic organizations to develop strategies for effective social improvements. Throughout her career, Maggie has served on numerous boards and advisory groups. Her current Grant Guru work continues to engage a variety of groups that seek the greatest good through grants.

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Helping You Move Forward…


Together, we can map a path to improve your organization. By listening closely to your needs and interests, Grant Guru can take over burdensome tasks and free you up provide valuable human services.  Potential future funding becomes possible with aid of a pro who can sharpen your grant requests with compelling data and stories. For funders, adding an objective team member can evaluate proposals in a fair and logical way. All groups can benefit from effective communication strategies and tools, and webinars and workshops can assure you receive helpful training. Let’s explore how Grant Guru can move you forward!


"The VA Connecticut Research and Education Foundation began working with Grant Guru in January of 2019 to provide timely and accurate information for our federal grant submission process.  Grant Guru has been the perfect solution for VACREF due to it’s intermittent need for expertise in this area. Working behind the scenes Maggie takes a hands-on approach dealing directly with both our investigators, subaward staff  and the sponsoring organizations. Her communication style is superb, and all requirements for a smooth and timely submission have always been met. We look forward to working with Grant Guru in the coming years and enthusiastically endorse this service."

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