nikki kirk- Author, national Trainer, grant writer,
Nikki holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio, and has a certification in grant writing as well as grant evaluations from Research Associates via the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. Professional background includes: secondary and postsecondary education, HIV/AIDS, Sexual Assault, Children's Advocacy, Reproductive Health, At-Risk Youth, Immigrant Issues, Minority Males, and Animal Cruelty.
Nikki has worked in numerous capacities in the public sector including as nonprofit incorporator, advisor, and board members for early-stage and middle-stage not-for-profit entities, and has previously offered a wide range of nonprofit supports and technical assistance including: eLearning, compliance and corporate governance, resource development, employee sourcing and recruiting, grant readiness, risk management, trainings, capacity building, community economic development, federal, state, private, and foundation grant writing and federal grant reviews. Nikki has reviewed over 1,500 federal grant applications for various federal agencies.
Nikki has assisted nonprofits in securing nearly $10,000,000 over the past 12 years in addition to providing comprehensive nonprofit management, consulting, and organizational development assistance. She loves what she does, and believes every organization no matter the age, mission, focus, target population or size deserves the same attention and care. Nikki most recently contracted as a national grant writing trainer for Grant Central USA headquartered in Sacramento, California, and authored a new book, Simple Grant Funding Research.