BETHANY TAYLOR, MNpS, CFRE
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, who earned her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential in 2007, most recently worked at Make-A-Wish® Arizona where she served as Chief Development Officer. She previously served as the Director of Development at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where she helped secure 19 of the school’s 25 largest gifts in history to that point, and as a Director of Major Gifts at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where she successfully managed an $11 million campaign for its Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, which ultimately raised more than $19 million during her tenure. Prior to embarking on her fundraising career, Bethany worked in marketing and communications at the March of Dimes’ Southern California Chapter.
Bethany earned her Masters of Nonprofit Studies from Arizona State University and holds bachelor degrees in journalism and history from the University of Tennessee. Additionally, she completed the fundraising certificate program at the University of California, Los Angeles. Bethany also 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.