Hi, I’m Holly.
I create effective systems for grant writers so nonprofits can grow capacity, increase funding, and to advance mission! I also coach aspiring freelance grant writers and nonprofit consultants with strategic systems and skills to start and grow a consultancy and 10x results–all from the comfort of their own homes.


Download one of my free, powerful workbooks to achieve, advance, & accelerate your funding skills.

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Grant Writing

Free Grant Writing template

Your G.R.A.N.T.S. Formula Cheat Sheet

Get over the overwhelm of grant writing with this starter kit!

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Freelance Grant Writer

Freelance Grant Writer

Checklist: Become a Freelance Grant Writer in 5 Simple Steps

Get the 5 action steps to get your grant business out of paralysis.

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Nonprofit Funding

Nonprofit funding tips

Top 10 Tips to Position Your Nonprofit for Funding

Get your nonprofit out of survival mode and into thriving!


If you want to learn how to write grants, how to start a freelance grant writing business, or how to facilitate nonprofit strategic planning, then check out these courses that Holly personally developed with her more than 15+ years of winning more than $30 million in grant funding and earning 6-figures annually in her business.

Grant Writing Master Course

become a grant writer

If you want to 10x your grant writing skills, then you’re going to love this.

How would you like to get access to a grant writing course that has already helped hundreds of student secure millions of dollars for nonprofits?

Freelance Grant Writer Consultant Master Course

how to be a freelance grant writer

If you want to run your own business, then you’re going to love this.

Consider this program an essential business success building block. In order to succeed in business you must learn the fundamentals of working with nonprofit clients. This freelance grant writing course includes:

  • 8 step-by-step modules with 29 videos and 44 resources
  • Prices & Packages Templates
  • Marketing Plan to Make Money
  • And much, much more!

Nonprofit Strategic Planning Master Course

nonprofit strategic planning

If you want to get diverse streams of income, then you’re going to love this.

How would you like to get all the templates and roadmaps on multiple streams of income for a nonprofit – all in a year?

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The Top-Ranked Grant Writing & Funding Podcast

Some podcast are entertaining and fun. Some are helpful and informative. Grant Writing & Funding is both!

Holly shares her step-by-step action steps with you every single week, often in a humorous way (no stiff academic-speak, here!). This power-packed podcast offers an abundance of inside tips, tools, and template of all things grant writing, how to diversify funding streams for nonprofits, and insider steps on how to be a successful freelance grant writer.

World-renowned grant writing expert and Amazon bestselling author Holly Rustick loves to coach others to enhance their grant writing and business skills. She teaches thousands of people every week through her top-ranking podcast, Grant Writing & Funding, how to take actionable bite-sized steps skills in grant writing and business.

Having secured millions of dollars for nonprofit organizations around the world throughout the past 15+ years, Holly has a mission to train other grant writers to create a multiplier effect in raising an exponential amount of money for nonprofits all over the world.


A few grants Holly has won.

logo of grants won


grants won of office of victim of crime


funding raised for diabetes foundation


grants won for conservation trust


grants won for NSF


grants won from Administration for Native Americans

$1.1 million