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World-renowned grant writing expert and Amazon bestselling author Holly Rustick loves to coach others to enhance their grant writing, nonprofit, and business skills.

With nearly two decades of grant writing and nonprofit experience, Holly is a popular keynote speaker for events all over the world,  featured on a myriad of podcasts, and is continually hired to run webinars to grow capacity, increase funding, and advance mission.

World-renowned grant writing expert and bestselling author Holly Rustick coaches new and experienced grant writers to quit their toxic nonprofit jobs and replace their full-time income while writing grants part-time from home through her signature programs: the Freelance Grant Writer Academy. In 2023 alone, her students in the Academy have collectively secured $50 million in grant funding, and on average earn $40,000 of revenue in their freelance grant writing businesses within the first five months of the program.

Having secured millions of dollars for nonprofit organizations around the world throughout two decades, and coaching freelance grant writers for a decade, Holly has a mission to coach changemakers to help causes they care about while making a stable income. To spread this mission wider, Holly also is the podcast host of the top grant writing podcast in the world, “Grant Writing & Funding” where, since 2017, thousands of people have tuned in every week to hear about transitioning into freelance grant writing.

Holly has an MA in International Political Economy, is past-president of the Guam Women’s Chamber of Commerce, serves on numerous boards of directors, and is an unapologetic feminist. She lives on the island of Guam with her beautiful daughter, Isabella.