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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Training and Education to the nonprofit sector are significant components of the overall services that Scala & Associates provides.  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

Scala & Associates is proud to announce that it has been invited by three international online training platforms -- CD Publications, Educator One, and Training Doyens -- to design a series of educational webinars for the nonprofit sector regarding grant research, grant proposal development, and federal grant-making best practices. 

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

More to come...

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

January 22, 2019

"Changing the Culture of Philanthropy Through Board Engagement"

Event:  Board Development Presentation

Location:  Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center

City:  Bristol, Connecticut, USA

January 31, 2019

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

Event:  Professional Training Program 

Location:  Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center

City:  Bristol, Connecticut, USA

May TBD, 2019

"Winning Grant Writing Skills"  (Beginner's Level Course)

Event:  Encore! Hartford (A University of Connecticut & Leadership Greater Hartford Program)

Location:  University of Connecticut Downtown Campus 

City:  Hartford, Connecticut, 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.