Kimberly Richardson’s passion for building the capacity of non-profit and municipal organizations is demonstrated by her many titles – Consultant, Trainer, and Author. As President of Kimberly Richardson Consulting, LLC, she leverages nearly 20 years of experience to benefit her clients and has successfully secured and managed over $62 million in grant awards to date.
Kim has the distinction of being the first and only grant professional in the State of Alabama to possess the nationally-recognized Grant Professionals Certification (GPC), and is a strong proponent of ethical fundraising. She currently serves as President of the Alabama Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Kim attained a Bachelor of Arts from Baldwin-Wallace College (Berea, OH) and a Master’s of Science in Urban Studies – Policy Analysis from Cleveland State University (Cleveland, OH). After spending the early years of her career working in the public and non-profit sectors in Ohio and Alabama, she launched Kimberly Richardson Consulting, LLC in 2006.
Kim’s vast and diverse professional experience not only qualifies her as an excellent grant writer and manager, but a dynamic provider of capacity building assistance. Through trainings, workshops and the provision of technical support, she assists clients in areas as diverse as strategic planning, evaluation, board development, and budget development. Her comprehensive knowledge in these areas helps her clients succeed. With a passion to see organizations flourish, Richardson published The Official Federal Grants Prep Guide, an easy-to-understand guide to help organizations determine the readiness to receive grant funds. The handbook also provides tools to help organizations successfully compete for federal grant funding.
Demonstrating a proven ability to make a positive impact, agencies benefitting from her consulting expertise include: The Birmingham Zoo, the City of Birmingham (AL), The City of Hoover (AL), The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, The U.S. Department of Education, The National Urban League, The City of New Orleans Health Department, All Kids Hospital (St. Petersburg, FL), The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the Beaumont Independent School District (TX).
Professional and Volunteer Affiliations
President, Grant Professionals Association (Alabama Chapter)
Member, Grant Professionals Association (Georgia Chapter)
Member, Association of Fundraising Professionals (Birmingham Chapter)
Trustee, Birmingham Public Library Board (Appointed)
Trustee, Christ Health Center