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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Scala & Associates is proud to announce that Scot Scala has been invited by top national online training platform -- Training Doyens -- to design a series of educational webinars for the nonprofit sector regarding grant research, grant proposal development, ethics, federal grant-making, and fund development best practices.

Scala & Associates also facilitates its own webinar series that is tailored to meet the specific needs of individual nonprofit organizations.

In addition, the Grant Professionals Association has invited Scot Scala to write an article for its Grant News publication regarding sustainability models for a successful grant consulting business. 

Providing training to the nonprofit sector is a significant component of the services that Scala & Associates offers to its clients.  Below are upcoming training sessions designed to give participants superior instruction and valuable resources.

For more information on any of the training sessions noted below, please contact

Scala & Associates today...

Avon, Connecticut


Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Phone: 954.732.7663

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"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

March 19, 2019

"Creating a Culture of Philanthropy"

Event:  Leadership Training, Part II

Venue:  Boys & Girls Club - 4:00 pm (EST)

Locale:  Bristol, Connecticut, USA

March 28, 2019

"Beginning Grant Writers Boot Camp" [private session]

Event:  Two-Part Early Grant Professionals Training, Part I

Venue:  Webinar - 1:00 pm (EST)

April 4, 2019

"Beginning Grant Writers Boot Camp" [private session]

Event:  Two-Part Early Grant Professionals Training, Part II

Venue:  Webinar - 1:00 pm (EST)

June 3, 2019

"Think Like a CEO and Lead Your Grant Professionals Career”

Event:  New England Grant Professionals Conference 

Venue:  College of the Holy Cross

Locale:  Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

September 20, 2019

"Ethics in Grantsmanship...Words to Write By

Event:  Grant Professionals Association Mohawk-Hudson Chapter

Venue:  TBD

Locale:  Albany, New York, USA

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Conducting a training session for the Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson Chapter in New York State titled --  

'Ethics in Grantsmanship'.

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Tracy and Scot Scala preparing to speak 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.

"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.