Alex Rudolph (she/her/hers)

Alex received her Master’s in Museum Studies from Arizona State University in 2013. She parlayed her degree into a grants career after being asked to help develop grants for the Museum of Indigenous People in Prescott, AZ during a volunteer project. She was hired to write as a consultant after receiving her Advanced Certificates in Grant Development and Proposal Writing and Principles of Grant Development and Proposal Writing from ASU’s Nonprofit Management Institute in 2018.

During her work with the museum, Alex oversaw the creation and management of the grant program with the executive director. Through her museum and subcontracting work, Alex has secured six-figures in federal and non-federal funds. She has written grants, completed prospect research and managed grant projects for the Association of American Medical Colleges, Cornerstone Montgomery, the Tree House Child Advocacy Center, US Pharmacopeia, Lead 4 Life, Inc., the American Hotels and Lodging Association, the Granite Mountain Gourd Society, and Central Iowa Shelter & Services.

Alex is also a member of the Grants Professional Association and was a recipient of the 2020 Grants Professional Foundation Conference Scholarship. Building off her experience as a museum exhibit researcher and designer, Alex’s main areas of expertise are prospect research and grant readiness.  Her proficiency with grant search software and databases includes, Instrumentl, Foundation Directory Online, and Grants Station.

Federal agencies Alex has prepared proposals for include:

  • The National Endowment for the Arts
  • The National Endowment for the Humanities
  • The National Parks Services
  • The Department of Health and Human Services
  • The Department of Justice
  • The United States Department of Agriculture

My favorite thing about this work?: I became a museum studies major so that I could ‘learn new things’ for a living. Writing grants lets me do that as well, but the bonus is I can help organizations change their communities for the better.