Scot Scala has earned the

Grant Professionals Association Approved Trainer Recognition!

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Training and Education are significant components of the overall services that

Scala & Associates provides. 

Below are upcoming training sessions and conferences that are designed to give participants superior instruction and valuable resources.

See What People Are Saying...

"As a student of Mr. Scala, I was transformed.  I began to believe in myself.  He has been a light at the end of the tunnel and an inspiration.  Mr. Scala holds a special gift of nurturing and encouraging people."

-Dayna Snell

Executive Director

Queen Ann Nzinga Center

Upcoming Educational Training Sessions

June 18, 2018

"How to Build a Dynamic Donor Relations Team...The Board!"

Event:  Association of Fundraising Professionals, Florida Caucus

Location:  Westin Hotel & Resort

City:  Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

June 26, 2018

"Winning Grant Writing Skills"

Event:  Encore! Hartford, Nonprofit Leadership Training Program (in partnership with Leadership Greater Hartford)

Location:  University of Connecticut

City:  Hartford, Connecticut, USA

July 30 - August 2, 2018

"Stars, Dreams & Wishes"

Event:  Soroptimist International of the Americas 45th Biennial Convention

Location:  Hotel Pacifico & Conference Center

City:  Yokohama, Japan

November 8, 2018 (presenting for the eighth consecutive year)

"A Board's Eye View:  Lessons Learned from Guiding and Serving on Nonprofit Boards"

Event:  20th Annual Grant Professionals Association Conference

Location:  Swissotel

City:  Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Conducting training for the Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson Chapter in New York on

'Ethics in Grantsmanship'.

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For more information on any of the workshops or conferences, please contact 

Scala & Associates today...

Avon, Connecticut


Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Phone: 954.732.7663

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Tracy and Scot Scala preparing to speak at the Soroptimist International of the Americas Biennial Convention in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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The Scala family touring the bridge of the Norwegian Jewel in Alaska after the Soroptimist International of the Americas Biennial Convention. In uniform, is the ship's chief engineer, Filip Specht of Sweden.

Training Selections

Training selections are designed for nonprofit organizations, their executive and development staff, and board members.

"Ethics in Grantsmanship"

This workshop is an opportunity to discuss in detail the ways in which professional grant writers face ethical decisions. Case examples and best practices will guide a lively and interactive discussion on an often misunderstood topic.

"Building a Top-Notch Professional Portfolio"

Innovation is key to a fund development professional's portfolio – but to achieve it, you have to continuously evolve, improve, and polish your professional experience, skills, and knowledge. You have to stay on top of your game and consistently engage in strategic activities that develop and advance how you think, work, and approach your career as a whole. This workshops explores:

  • Being Your Own Career CEO
  • Developing Your Personal Brand
  • How to Get More Engaged
  • Tracking Your Successes

"Winning Grant Writing Skills...An Extreme Training Program"

This signature training program provides an intensive review of the principles necessary to efficiently conduct research and effectively design well-written, winning grant proposals. The program details numerous facets of proposal development including research, understanding goals, objectives and outcomes, articulating a solid needs statement, preparation of the executive summary, and common writing pitfalls.

"Fuel the Fire with Effective Fund Development"

This workshop provides a comprehensive and systematic look at fund development for the nonprofit sector. The program discusses multiple winning approaches that will maximize a nonprofit’s ability to fulfill its mission.

"Transition from Grant Writer to Consultant...Painlessly"

This workshop candidly reviews the issues facing development professionals who are considering taking the plunge and starting their own consulting business. The workshop has become a focal point at national industry conferences.

"How to Build Your Most Dynamic Fundraising Team...The Board"

This half-day, eye-opening workshop takes you through all of the critical components necessary for any nonprofit board of directors to become a team of powerful and fearless fundraisers - truly making a difference in an organization's mission!

"Individual Giving...Understanding Your Donors"

This presentation provides an honest approach to understanding the thinking patterns of individual donors, while exploring methods for cultivating the donor through relationship building.