“I contracted Jo to provide grant writing services to local government agencies seeking HUD grants in support of lead poisoning prevention and health homes projects. Jo demonstrated strong leadership, project management and exceptional writing skills. She always delivered a quality product on time and on budget. With her great interpersonal skills, Jo’s approach to consulting is to be your partner — a true member of the team!”
Nonprofit Management Professional Consultant
Ellicott City Maryland
“Jo and I have collaborated on joint projects for the Grant Professionals Associations for their Social Media Committee, with most of our work focused on launching and co-moderating #grantchat. Jo’s attention to detail in planning, promoting, and implementing the #grantchat project was fantastic and made collaborating on the project a pleasure. Having Jo’s energy and knowledge as part of a collaborative team is a great asset!”
As a mentor, Jo efficiently leads by example. With just a few trips, Jo set me straight about Tweetdeck and lists. She also inspired me to try curating scientific and grant information through the paper.li application. Since I have also worked with her as a grant writer, Jo has an amazing sense of detail. That sense of detail is critically necessary for federal and complex foundation grant applications.
Deborah A. Cook Ph.D.
Grant Proposal, Life Science and Nonprofit Consulting
“Jo is an extremely knowledgeable and compassionate mentor offering a depth and breadth of experience suited for both the beginner and the well-seasoned grants professional. She helped me see my strengths, and in less than an hour, she inspired me to think beyond my self-made strictures guiding me to a larger more satisfying grants realm.”
Senior Management Analyst, DC Water
Previous – Chief, DC Department of the Environment
“I met Jo Miller in spring of 2012; I find her to be highly motivated, and incredibly skilled as both a writer and speaker. Her understanding of social media and her teaching abilities are exceptional. Combine these qualities with a passion to serve and sheer goodness and you have Jo Miller. I am fortunate to be able to work with her despite her very busy schedule.”
Board of Directors Grant Professionals Foundation
“We hired Jo Miller to prepare an application under HUD’s 2007 NOFA for the Lead Hazard Control Grant Program. This followed 2 failed HUD grant applications in 2006 despite operating a high quality LHC program since 2003. Jo worked with us to identify our strengths and weaknesses and educated us quickly about how to highlight the assets that made us a good choice for HUD LHC funding. She is meticulous about reading the NOFA with a fine-tooth comb and finding every hidden question to ensure that an application receives every possible point. Jo stays abreast of trends in the field and always understands what’s behind the questions in the NOFA. Working with Jo is a pleasure and the results have been fantastic! During the last round (2011) there were 91 applications submitted under the LHC NOFA. Our application was 1 of only 22 that were funded. Choosing Jo will maximize your chances of being successful with your next HUD grant application.”
Housing Director, City of Burlington, Vermont
As a Division Director at Catholic Charities, I have worked with Jo Miller for over two years. Jo possess expertise in researching, identifying, and matching funding resources that meet a wide variety of needs for multiple and diverse human service programs. Jo has shown the kind of initiative that is necessary to be successful in non-profit grants development. I have been especially impressed with Jo’s ability to take “for profit” strategies and business concepts and teach them to coworkers who have never worked outside the “non-profit” world. In addition, I consider Jo to be a leader in cultural responsiveness in the central MN community. Jo is without a doubt the finest grants specialist I have work with in my 25 years with Catholic Charities.
Director of Caritas Family Services, Catholic Charities