At Partners for Educational Development, we work with a diverse array of colleges and universities, policy institutes, community service organizations, nonprofits, and corporations in the United States and around the globe. Some of our clients include:

Iowa State University
Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Ames, IA (USA)

  • Grant proposal management and development assistance on large, multi-discipline and multi-institutional projects.
  • Consultation and support services to Principal Investigators (PIs) in reviewing, interpreting and designing competitive applications in response to Requests for Proposals (RFPs).
  • Budget review and finalization.
  • Editing.

Morehouse College
Entrepreneurship Center
Atlanta, GA (USA)

  • Strategic planning and co-curricular programming.
  • New Client Development.
  • Market expansion to provide technical assistance and training activities for minority/small businesses and administrative staff at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other Minority-Serving Institutions (MIs).

Morehouse College
Leadership Center
Office of the Interim Director
Atlanta, GA (USA)

Work with senior leadership to provide consultation and delivery of services assistance in support:

  • Strategic planning
  • Prospect cultivation and managment
  • Program design
  • Grant proposal writing

Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa
Policy Analysis and Capacity Enhancement Unit
Pretoria, South Africa

  • On-site training and consultation to senior administrators and mid-level managers.
  • Strategic and operational planning.
  • Systems to support, expand and diversify resource development
  • Organizational visibility and "brand" awareness.
  • U.S. - based college and university partnerships for research and student internships related to gender and development, women's health, sexual identity, and HIV/AIDS.

Spelman College
Women's Research & Resource Center
Atlanta, GA (USA)

  • Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Development.
  • Junior Faculty development.
  • Domestic and International Partnerships.
  • Industry-standard marketing collateral.
  • High-profile volunteer board to support programming and fund-raising efforts.
  • T.V. Promo spots and public service announcements.
  • $1 million leadership gift to establish first-ever separate, restricted endowment.
  • $500,000 for programs to mainstream issues of gender in the curriculum, student activist leadership development, and faculty development in digital media.

Shaw Univeristy
Office of the President
Raleigh, NC (USA)

Designed and developed lead-in print and web collateral to convey key messaging as first phase in marketing effort to:

  • Build brand identity
  • Engage core constituencies
  • Extend reach

Big Brothers Big Sisters
of Metro Atlanta
Office of the President/CEO
Office of the Vice President, Development and Marketing
Atlanta, GA (USA)

Worked with senior leaders to enhance the capacity of this youth-serving organization. Provided grant procurement and prospect management assistance, coupled with market-focused strategic analysis on ways to increase and diversify financial and in-kind support for agency programs. An affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the metro-Atlanta chapter serves 12 counties and has consistently positioned itself as a model of effective, creative, responsive and accountable nonprofit management in fulfilling its mission of matching children in one-to-one mentoring relationships with committed volunteer mentors.

Bryn Mawr College
Department of Mathematics
Bryn Mawr, PA (USA)

  • On team commissioned to organize national conference of faculty, higher education administrators, federal funding agencies, private foundations and graduate students to explore strategies to increase student diversity in graduate programs in mathematics;
  • Co-edited conference proceedings, "Promoting Diversity at the Graduate Level in Mathematics," funded and distributed nationally by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI).

Harvard University
Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity (Evelynn M. Hammonds, Ph.D.)
Cambridge, MA (USA)

  • In 2004, lead collaboration to design program and develop proposal for a pilot initative between Harvard and six historically Black colleges and universities focused on research, and faculty and curriculum development in the history of science, medicine and technology.

Bennett College for Women
Office of the President (Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Ph.D.)
Greensboro, NC (USA)

  • From 2004 through 2007, provided consultation in the development of systems, policies and human resources to support the acquisition and management of funds for research, curricular and co-curricular programming.
  • Negotiated partnership and secured foundation funding for partnership with Spelman College to support faculty development in Women's Studies and Digital Media.

Mangosuthu University of Technology
Office of the Vice Chancellor and Principal (Prof. A.M. Ndlovu)
Office of the Deputy Director of Development (Ms. Mbali Mkhize) Durban, South Africa

  • From 2000 through 2006, provided consultation to the Vice Chancellor, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, and Deputy Director of Development in strategic planning and unit-level operational planning.
  • Designed and delivered in-country workshops to increase faculty grantsmanship skills and increase administrative capacity in the areas of grants and contracts, alumni development, and marketing and communications.