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Rodney Walker

Rodney Walker is the President of Grant Central USA - Grant Writers Association and is a highly sought-after, Grant Development Systems™ expert that helps thousands of organizations nationwide to get funded! With over 14,000 members in his online discussion group, he influences and inspires people to do a better job of telling their organizational stories to become more attractive to funders.

His team has raised over $75 millions in grants and conducts The Ultimate Grant Writing That Gets Funded training workshops nationwide to empower nonprofits, governmental agencies andindividuals on the best ways to secure grant money. They also host the Education Grants Conference that trainings schools and districts on today’s best practices in winning educational grants at

A few of his clients have included United Way, Habitat for Humanity, The Magic Johnson Foundation, the Bush Foundation, Hawaii State Teachers Association, and numerous school districts and city governments. Other celebrity clients have included, Danny Glover and Ben Guillory.

His exclusive members-only grant coaching program and strategic approach to grant development recently helped three of his clients that were new to grant development secure over $12 millions of grant funding from public and private grants in under a year. Consider your organization fortunate if it is selected to work with Rodney in his specialized boutique coaching practice which has a waiting list and only accepts a handful of clients each year.

Rodney is the publisher of the School Grants Success Secrets newsletter and the Education Grants Report and the creator of the K-12 Grant Money Magnet Coaching Program™. He has appeared on ABC, NBC, and CBS News for his work in education and in hundreds of grant training videos and produces numerous award-winning resources at

He is also the executive producer of Education Today, a channel dedicated to advancing, reporting and sharing education best practices and trends nationally to inspire school administrators, parents, and communities to excellence at

Rodney has spoken and taught at several prestigious institutions including, Regis University, Oklahoma University, University of Nevada in Las Vegas, California Polytechnic State University, Florida Atlantic University and the University of Hawaii.

He earned a Masters of Business Administration and has a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas in Austin and has a leadership certificate from the University of Southern California. His works with schools and communities have garnered him awards and congressional recognition.

During his free-time, Rodney enjoys traveling, listening to live music, salsa dancing, and going for adventures rides with his roof top down throughout the greater Los Angeles area where he resides in Pasadena, California.

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