Bethany Planton, GPC, SMS, LSM (she/her/hers)

Bethany is the Founder and CEO of bmpconsulting, a grant consulting firm located in Louisville, Kentucky. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications Studies from Ball State University, Bethany got her start in the grant field as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in 2011. Bethany has worked with many different organizations such as arts and culture, after-school youth programming, historic preservation, healthcare, and community centers to secure more than five million dollars in federal, state, and foundation funds.

Bethany earned a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration from Western Kentucky University in 2015, the Grant Professionals Certification from the Grant Professionals Certification Institute in 2016, the Social Media Strategist certification from the National Institute for Social Media, and the Licensed Scrum Master certification from Scrum, Inc. in 2020. Bethany is a member of the Grant Professionals Association, Fund Raising Executives of Metro Louisville, and Young Professionals Association of Louisville. She serves as the Communications Coordinator for the Kentucky Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association.

Bethany loves reading, traveling (anywhere and everywhere), eating ice cream, and cheering on The Ohio State Buckeyes.

My favorite thing about this work: Getting the opportunity to help amazing nonprofits secure funding to change the world. I love being able to meet and work with a wide array of nonprofits.