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.


Scala & Associates is proud to be newly engaged as a training partner with renowned Thompson Grants, a division of Columbia Books & Information Services.  Thompson Grants has been providing grants administrators, program managers, and financial managers with trusted education, training, and analysis on the most pressing grants compliance issues since 1972.  View our training schedule below for more details on this and other offerings.

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.

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

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

In-Person & Online Educational Training Sessions

September 20, 2019

"Ethics in Fundraising...Standards and Principles of Excellence

Event:  Grant Professionals Association Mohawk-Hudson Chapter Conference

(Keynote Address)

Venue:  In-Person at Equinox...People, Programs, Purpose

Locale:  Albany, New York, USA

October 23, 2019

"How to Build a Top Support Team for Your Grants Process...The Board"

Event:  Columbia Books & Information Services ~ Thompson Grants

Venue:  Live National Webinar

Locale:  Washington, DC, USA

November 7, 2019

"The Human Library"

Event:  Grant Professionals Association 21st Annual Conference

Venue:  In-Person at the Washington Hilton

Locale:  Washington D.C., USA

November 8, 2019 (Scot Scala's 9th consecutive conference training)

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

Event:  Grant Professionals Association 21st Annual Conference

Venue:  In-Person & Live-Streamed at the Washington Hilton

Locale:  Washington D.C., USA

January 8, 2020

"Proposal Development Strategies for the Advanced Grant Professional”   

Event:  [Private} Nonprofit Sector Training

Venue:  Live National Webinar    SOLD OUT

Locale:  Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA

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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.

"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.