Maryn Boess, Founder/Chief Magic-Maker, GrantsMagic
Maryn Boess was the founder of GrantsMagic U. Over her 25+-year career in the nonprofit world, Maryn has been an on-staff program developer and grantwriter; a independent grants consultant (winning more than $42 million for her clients over 10 years); a grants project manager; a grants trainer; a grants reviewer, author, speaker, mentor and coach; and – for the past 10 years – even a grantmaker.
This done-it-all background gives her the unique 3-D “insider’s” perspective she brings to the practical and inspiring trainings on healthy, successful grantsmanship that she has been blessed to share with thousands of nonprofits of every size, nationally and internationally as well.
GrantsMagic U, launched in fall 2015, is the “virtual academy” she created to make her extensive portfolio of grantsmanship trainings available (and affordable!) for anyone, anytime, anywhere. The GrantsMagic U student body now includes almost 6,200 people representing nonprofits of all shapes and sizes from all 50 states, DC, Puerto Rico, Guam, and – at last count – at least 19 other countries. (Whew!)
GrantsMagic U is an Approved Continuing Education Provider for both the Grant Professionals Certification (GPC) and Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) credentials. GrantsMagic U is also one of only 15 “Approved Trainers” for the Grant Professionals Association.
Since 2006 Maryn has also been “in the grantmaker’s chair,” managing up to $2 million annually in grantmaking for K-12 education in the Southwest.
She considers herself a dual citizen in the grants world, and may be the only person currently holding membership in both GPA (Grant Professionals Association, for grantseekers) and GEO (Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, for grantmakers).