David Kittross has more than 30 years of writing about and reporting on federal and foundation grants, in areas ranging from community health to housing and community development to education. Dave was the founding and long-time editor of Federal Assistance and Foundation Monitor, a national newsletter which covered grant opportunities, regulatory changes and the latest congressional developments involving federal and private grant programs. Dave has also served as editor for Community Health Funding Report, Native American Report and Development Director's Letter.
Dave also has hands on experience in the area of grantwriting, having written federal, state and foundation grant proposals that have raised more than $4 million for a variety of public and private nonprofits. Dave has conducted numerous audio conferences on grant programs and opportunities, and has provided training to nonprofit personnel on how to look for and win funding for their program. Dave also has served on staff for a member of Congress and city council, plus provided information to local agencies on available grant opportunities as director of research for a private consulting firm.
Frank Klimko Frank Klimko edits Children & Youth Funding Report, a Washington DC area-based publication which covers Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. It is a national publication that is updated daily on the web site. He also edits Private Grants Alert, which covers the world of private philanthropy. Klimko is a veteran journalist with more than 30 years experience covering federal, state and local government. In California, he worked on a Pulitzer-prize nominated newspaper investigative project. He is an expert on the federal Freedom of Information Act.
A nationally known speech writer/speaker, Klimko co-produces monthly audio-conferences that provide an insiders view to federal regulations, new billion-dollar spending projects and grant making priorities. The audio conferences have helped hundreds of listeners better position themselves for funding, burnish their applications and get a firmer grip on the federal/private money tree.
Jim Rogers was just a teenager in 1960 when he earned his first press card as a paid stringer for the Chicago Tribune. Since then, he has worked as a reporter and/or editor for prominent news organizations in Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and even as far away as Seoul, South Korea. It is a career that has earned him more than two dozen awards for excellence in journalism at both the state and national levels, as well as radio and television appearances that have included National Public Radio, Fox Business News, MSNBC, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. When he left the newspaper sector more than 20 years ago, Rogers shifted his focus to the newsletter industry, securing senior editorial positions at Inside Washington Publishers and Access Intelligence (formerly Phillips Business Information). Today, he serves as Managing Editor for CD Publications, a 52-year old company recently acquired by Eli Global Research. In his current position -- which he has held for more than a decade -- Rogers oversees all of CD Publication's editorial products, while also coordinating with the sales and marketing teams at Eli Global Research.
Ray Sweeney is the editor of the Federal and Foundation Assistance Monitor, which provides daily details on new public and private grant opportunities, as well as policy news and fundraising tips. In addition to being FAM's editor, Ray is an independent grant consultant who has followed federal and private grantmaking for nearly 20 years. As an expert on grants and funding, he has prepared public and private applications that have secured many millions of dollars in funding for numerous nonprofits. He also has helped nonprofits devise legislative plans that have aided those organizations in improving their name recognition at the state and local levels.
Thomas J. Edwards edits Housing Affairs Letter, a Washington, DC-based national publication which covers the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Congress, the White House urban policy office, and the various regulatory agencies affecting housing and mortgage banking policy. Coverage includes all public and private housing- related legislation, policy and activities at the federal, state and local levels of government. Tom is a veteran journalist and investigative reporter with more than 50 years experience covering local, state and national government for the New York Journal-American, Baltimore News American and Cincinnati Post. He was executive editor of the Dearborn, Michigan Times-Herald for 10 years before joining Housing Affairs Letter in 2001 as editor
Tonya Allen has been associated with CD Publications for more than 10 years, as both a full-time employee and freelancer. In this capacity, she has covered a multitude of issues, including community development, housing and aging. She has a decade of experience in political communications, public affairs, and journalism. Tonya has also served as a senior account manager at a well-known Washington, DC-based communications firm, senior communications manager for a large trade organization representing the meat industry, and as press secretary for a member of Congress. She began her career as a copy editor for the Martinsburg Journal, a daily newspaper in West Virginia's eastern panhandle. Tonya earned both her bachelor's degree in journalism and her master of fine arts degree in creative writing from West Virginia University in Morgantown, where she served as editor of the student newspaper, The Daily Atheneum.