Scot Scala has earned Approved Trainer status and frequently conducts educational presentations, lectures, and leadership retreats on a regional, national, and international basis regarding topics important to the nonprofit sector.

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The Grant Professionals Association has published an article by Scot Scala in their online 

GPA Grant News titled: 

Considering Subcontracting as a Grant Professional? You Better Be Prepared!

Click here to read the article on the Grant Professionals Association Blog.


Scot Scala is honored to have been selected by the Grant Professionals Association to provide comprehensive web-based training specifically to Early Career Professionals.  In conjunction with our Strategic Alliance Partner, Cyndi MacKenzie, we will provide a "Next Level Training" series of educational webinars where participants will learn many core competencies of the grants sector, while earning continuing education credits.

Providing training to the nonprofit sector is a significant component of the services that 

Scala & Associates offers to its clients.  We provide professional training that is facilitated either 

in-person, in partnership with our national training partners, or through our own specialized webinar selections.  Below are upcoming training sessions designed to give participants superior instruction and valuable resources.

Scala & Associates, LLC

Avon, Connecticut


Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Phone: 954.732.7663

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

Educational In-Person & Webinar Training Sessions

June 8, 2020    (Postponed ~ New Event Date Coming Soon)

"Think Like a CEO and Lead Your Fundraising Career”

Event:  Association of Fundraising Professionals ~ Planet Philanthropy, Annual State Conference

Venue:  In-Person at the Caribe Royale Resort & Conference Center, Orlando, Florida

June 17, 2020

"Preparation is Everything...How to Demonstrate Program Impact in Grant Reporting"

Event:  Thompson Grants - Industry Compliance & Information Training

Venue:  Live National Webinar

August 12, 2020

"Ethics in All Things Grants”

Event:  Grant Professionals Association - Next Level Training

Venue:  Live National Webinar

September 9, 2020

"Preparation is Everything...How to Demonstrate Program Impact in Grant Reporting"

Event:  Grant Professionals Association - Next Level Training

Venue:  Live National Webinar

November 6, 2020    (Two Specially Designed Back-to-Back Sessions)

"The Theory of Evolution: Planning for Growth and Sustainability in Your Consulting Business"  (in collaboration with Carolyn Caldwell & Lisa Sihvonen-Binder)   

Event:  Grant Professionals Association Annual Conference

Venue:  In-Person at the Hyatt Regency - Convention Center, Denver, Colorado

January 13, 2021

"Stewardship...It's All About Relationships”

Event:  Grant Professionals Association - Next Level Training

Venue:  Live National Webinar

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Conducting a training session for the Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson Chapter in White Plains, New York titled 

Ethics in Grantsmanship.

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Presenting the training session Think Like a CEO and Lead Your Grant Professionals Career at the Grant Professionals Association New England Chapter Conference in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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Tracy and Scot Scala preparing to present the training session Grants in Support of your Chapter Programs at the Soroptimist International of the Americas Biennial Convention in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Training Selections

Our training sessions are designed for nonprofit organizations, their executive and development staff, and board members.  Below is just a small selection of educational offerings.  We will even tailor a session to meet your organization's specific needs.

"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 (beginner's level) 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.