Dr. Beverly A. Browning, MPA, DBA, a national grant writer and consultant with more than two decades of experience, has won more than $100 million in grants. She is the author of a dozen grant-related publications, teaches online grant writing classes for Education to Go, and is a member of and chapter resource developer for the American Association of Grant Professionals.
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