Julé Colvin

Julé Colvin, CEO of Grant Pathways, with expertise in writing grant proposals, leadership development, management consulting and board member training, brings over 30 years of experience with a wide variety of non-profit organizations to her clients. Since 2004, Ms. Colvin has provided affordable and client-driven consulting services to Tampa Bay area community agencies, resulting in a minimum return on investment in her services ranging from 2-to-1 to 11-to-1 overall.

Ms. Colvin is driven by a passion to serve non-profit agencies; over the course of her career, thousands of people have been helped due to her efforts. She derives a great deal of professional satisfaction from assisting her clients to raise funds to accomplish their missions, providing clients with the customized services needed to maximize the effectiveness of program delivery, and providing training to board members to understand their critical role in the oversight of the agency. She has raised millions of dollars for nonprofits. More  importantly, Ms. Colvin provides her valuable services with the highest degree of integrity and reliability.

Ms. Colvin has held a variety of positions in several non-profit agencies during her career; the highlights of her experience and major areas of accomplishment are best described by way of background information. As a Career Counselor for a government program and later at a public school, Ms. Colvin developed marketing materials and created her own Life Skills Curriculum for the students she helped to obtain their GEDs and to find employment. As a Volunteer Manager for a non-profit, she oversaw a volunteer program for youth and senior adults in a three-county area. From 1993 – 2002, Ms. Colvin broadened her experience base tremendously while serving as the Executive Director of a Community Development Corporation (CDC) and later of an inner-city neighborhood center. Under her direction, the CDC grew to complete 16 units of housing. This experience required Ms. Colvin to work closely with the Board of Directors, to network within the community, and to manage complex projects. Following a job change in 2002, Ms. Colvin served as a Development Officer for a non-profit agency serving developmentally disabled adults in Illinois. This position allowed her the opportunity to gain greater expertise in the development of non-profit funding and effective board practices. Since settling in Tampa with her family in 2004, Ms. Colvin has been offering private grant writing and capacity-building assistance for faith-based and community agencies.

Julé is a certified coach, trainer and speaker through the world-reknown John Maxwell Team. She conducts powerful leadership training, lunch and learns, and mastermind groups along with individual coaching for leaders.