Aislyn Colgan, BA she/her/hers
Aislyn Colgan has engaged in nonprofit management and development for close to 20 years. She has worked with organizations addressing youth development, education, performing arts, Indigenous issues, health and wellness, domestic violence prevention, environmental protection, patient advocacy, and public health. Aislyn got her grant writing start in 2005 pursuing funds for Common Ground Health Clinic, a community-led health center in post-Katrina New Orleans. In 2015, she founded Project RISE (Resilience In Spite of Everything), an outdoor-based leadership development program for youth impacted by incarceration. She worked in collaboration with multiple stakeholders and community based organizations to make a positive collective impact in the lives of youth. Aislyn has since used her grant writing and strategic fundraising plans to support multiple organizations to increase revenues from 50% to over 250%. She leverages her breadth of skills in program design and management to provide tremendous value for nonprofits. This includes supporting strategic development, refining organizational vision and narrative, offering guidance to advance theory of change and logic models, improving program impact metrics, and managing the grant lifecycle. She has a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science from Antioch College and a Masters in Education from Goddard College.
Aislyn lives with her family in Santa Cruz, California, and enjoys soaking in the sunshine, ocean swimming, and hiking with friends and family in the Redwood forests.
My favorite thing about this work: I am passionate about creating access to clear funding alignments so organizations can focus on their meaningful programming. I love seeing resources flow to the places they are most needed