Dr. Arlene Siller loves to move money; a grant writing, fundraising expert, Arlene started her grant writing career over 27 years ago securing $49M in funding and reviewing grants in the scientific and biomedical research sectors. Eight years ago, she transitioned her expertise and ability into the nonprofit sector, where she raised over $35M in four years for a multi-state organization and found her calling to serve nonprofits. She is Founder and CEO of Ascend Nonprofit & Business Solutions, LLC ─ one of the most sought-after grant writing firms. Ascend NBS has raised over $15 million since 2019 for multiple nonprofit organizations helping them fund their mission. Ascend NBS is well-versed in all phases of grant writing from research prospecting through to submission.
In 2020, Arlene started teaching and coaching grant writing to hundreds of nonprofit leaders across the country through comprehensive online courses from Grant Yourself Success® (GYS). Courses from GYS cover every facet of grant writing, from organizational readiness, research, budgets, step-by-step grant writing and there is even a course on how to have your own grant writing consultant business.
Arlene is a social advocate, working in her community with various nonprofits, nonprofit supporting agencies, church, schools and minority- and women-owned small businesses.