BETHANY TAYLOR, MNpS, CFRE
Principal

Bethany Taylor created Good Works Grant Writing in 2011 to help nonprofit organizations build their programs through fund development. During her 17-year fundraising career, Bethany has raised more than $40 million in philanthropic gifts, including securing more than $22.5 million in grants from foundations. Prior to starting Good Works Grant Writing, Bethany headed up fundraising programs at Make-A-Wish® Arizona and Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She also has worked at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the March of Dimes. Bethany, who first earned her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential in 2007, served on the board of directors of the Greater Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals for six years. She lives in Phoenix with her husband, Graham, and their two young daughters, Elise and Blakely. Read Bethany’s full bio here.

Education:
Masters in Nonprofit Studies, Arizona State University
Certificate in Fundraising, University of California Los Angeles
Bachelor of Science, Communications, University of Tennessee
Bachelor of Arts, History, University of Tennessee


JILL MCILROY, MNpS
Grant Manager

Jill McIlroy joined Good Works in 2015 as a Grants Manager. She works with clients to assess funding needs and research, prepare and submit proposals and progress reports. Jill most recently served as Program Manager at the Act One Foundation and has held development positions in which she worked extensively in foundation relations and grant writing with Ballet Arizona, Free Arts of Arizona and Camp Soaring Eagle. Jill holds a BFA in Dance from Arizona State University and was part of the inaugural graduating class of the Master of Nonprofit Studies degree program, also at ASU. She lives in Phoenix with her husband Paul and their two young sons, Liam and Landon.

Education:
Masters in Nonprofit Studies, Arizona State University
Bachelor of Arts, Dance, Arizona State University


COLLIN CUNNINGHAM, MPP
Grant Specialist

Collin Cunningham joined Good Works Grant Writing in 2018. As a Grant Specialist, Collin specializes in writing compelling grant proposals for Good Works' nonprofit clients. Prior to joining the team, Collin was Executive Director of The Welcome to Project. She also worked for Girl Scouts—Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, SARRC, and served as an AmeriCorps VISTA. Collin earned her Masters of Public Policy from the University of Minnesota, where she studied social policy and nonprofit management.

Education:
Master of Public Policy, University of Minnesota
Bachlor of Arts, Political Science, St. Olaf College


LINDSAY HINTZE, MSW
Grant Specialist

Lindsay Hintze joined Good Works Grant Writing in 2013, where she specializes in both foundation and community needs research, as well as developing compelling copy for grant proposals. Previously, Lindsay worked at the Girl Scouts—Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, where she supported the communications team, writing web copy, news releases, and advertising content. She has also worked for The O’Connor House and The Diane Halle Center for Family Justice, and served as a Research Fellow with the National Endowment for Financial Education. While earning her Masters degree, Lindsay studied policy, administration, and community social work. Lindsay lives in Phoenix with her husband, David, and their son Jackson and daughters Cameron and Monroe.

Education:
Master of Social Work, Arizona State University
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Arizona State University


Atlas Pillar
Intern

Atlas Pillar joined Good Works in 2017 as a Prospect Research Intern, conducting in-depth prospect research for organizations and assisting in proposal and application development processes. Atlas is a current undergraduate student at Arizona State University, studying Nonprofit Leadership Management, with an emphasis on Women & Gender Studies. Additionally, Atlas serves as the Co-Chair for ASU’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion and as an Undergraduate Success Coach for ASU’s First-Year Success Center. Atlas holds a certificate from the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation in Advanced Grant Development and Proposal Writing.

Education:
Certificate, Advanced Grant Development and Proposal Writing, Arizona State University
Working towards a Bachelor of Science, Nonprofit Leadership Management, Arizona State University


BETTE DOWD, MBA
Business Manager

Bette Dowd joined Good Works in 2017 as Business Manager. Bette has had various educational and business experiences in her career. She taught school, owned and operated a Burger King franchise, assisted and help Dairy Queen franchisees with their business ventures, and was an office manager and certification officer for the education department of Tusculum College.

Education:
Masters in Organizational Business Management, Tusculum College
Bachelor of Science - Elementary Education, Edinboro University