Our staff and consultants work together in a team approach to enhance quality and performance throughout each project. To begin with, each project is evaluated to determine which disciplines and specialist are required. Our chosen Project Manager then selects a team of professionals that can best respond to the dictates of the project. The project benefits from the different influences and disciplines of the staff and consultants selected. Using this approach, the project team can offer a broad range of talent not usually available from one source, and has contributed to our development.
Brenda Alford, MSW, CGMS, President and Executive Director
Nonprofit Management Social Entrepreneur Certified Grants Manager
Ms. Alford is an accomplished leader in the nonprofit community with four organizations and serving in an advisory capacity with numerous community-based groups. She brings 20 years expertise in grants/contracts management, program development, interagency public-private partnerships, project management, research and evaluation and fundraising.
As Director of the Alliance for Nonprofits, she has served in a critical role in sustaining nonprofits during the pandemic. Works across the spectrum of organizations to include health care, social services, housing, economic development, youth services, senior development, child care, workforce development, agriculture and transportation. She has successful improved the funding level, programs to serve clients and advised nearly 120 nonprofits
Ms. Alford was Executive Director for Contemporary Management Community Development Corporation a nonprofit 501(c) (6) organization promoting comprehensive community economic development by stimulating business development, community empowerment and nurturing business owners in a way that reflects the diverse populations in Silver Spring and Takoma Park, Maryland.
She has served as a federal grants project manager, providing oversight for a $300 million federal grants portfolio for the administrative unit awarded to universities and major research organizations. Played a key role on the agency to develop and enact new policies, oversee and streamline full-cycle grants processes, and interpret regulations). Delivered expert advice and counsel for the development of grants policy and program plans, and mentor team members regarding grants and procedures consistent with the agency and federal regulations.
|National Grants Management Association
|The Nonprofit Centers
|Grant Professionals Association
|Blacks in Government
|National Contract Management Association
|Federally Employed Women