Instructors

ISFD instructors have over 10 years of successful experience in grant writing and fundraising
development. ISFD instructors are passionate about the work they do and become eagerly
invested in their client’s projects. They have a proven track record of being able to successfully
train organizations how to be on the front line of securing funds for their programs. All instructors
have an extensive level of program development expertise and are accomplished fundraisers and
event planners. This diverse level of experience contributes to making ISFD instructors the top
leaders in the industry.

Mr. John O’Malley

John O’Malley is principal and founder of O’Malley International Associates, which is based in
Pasadena, California. Since 1993, John has been instrumental in the execution and management
of his agency’s media and image solutions for businesses, universities, trade associations,
governments, private and public institutions, nonprofit groups, and individuals. These solutions
involve quality communication strategies and client-focused services in marketing/public
relations, creative content/design (print, Web, broadcast), and development/fund raising

John has served as an instructor and program planning and training development adviser at the
Los Angeles Unified School District, where he spearheaded the district’s efforts to provide
workforce training/education programs to high-profile organizations, such as General Motors,
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Walt Disney. In addition, he performed proposal planning and
grantwriting tasks in support of education and training programs for the district’s adult education
division. He has also worked on behalf of charitable giving programs operated by American
Express, Citigroup, Avery Dennison and other companies.

John holds a Masters of Science degree from Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, California
and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is also
active in civic and charitable organizations, most notably through his membership on the boards
of directors of the International Institute of Los Angeles, Los Angeles City College Foundation and
the Theater of Hope. He is currently president of the Marquette University Alumni Club of
Southern California.

Mr. Alan Paul

Alan Paul has more than 25 years experience in strategic planning, fundraising and
organizational development. He is currently Director of Strategic Initiatives for UC Riverside’s
College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences; before that, he was Deputy Director for Special
Projects in UCLA’s Brain Research Institute and Program Director in the UCLA Anderson School
of Management’s Office of Executive Education Programs. Alan earned a MS in Agricultural
Economics at the University of Wisconsin.

Alan’s firm, Giant Angstrom Partners, serves government, universities and non-profit
organizations. He has consulted for school districts, health care organizations, law enforcement
agencies and faith-based organizations. His past projects include program design and evaluation,
proposal development and writing, business planning, board retreats, policy analysis, economic
development planning and executive education. Alan was born in NYC, grew up in rural Arizona,
attended the University of Wisconsin and now resides in Los Angeles. Trained as a geographer
and economist, his emphasis on applying theory to real problems puts his work squarely in the
field of community development.

Mr. Edward Wollmann

Edward Wollmann is Director of Program Research & Development at the Ann Arbor Center for

Independent Living, a disability rights and education organization serving Washtenaw, Monroe
and Livingston counties. Edward has been developing grant proposals for non-profit
organizations for over 10 years and has been awarded over $9 million in grant funding.

Edward has experience with proposal research and development with federal grant proposals,
such as the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block
Grants, the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Community Services Block Grant and the
Social Services Block Grant procedures; the Department of Agriculture Rural Business Enterprise
Grants, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Small Business Development Center
grants, the U.S. Dept. of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services
grants, the Corporation for National and Community Services (CNCS) AmeriCorps*VISTA
program, and the U.S. Dept. of Labor Workforce Investment Act (WIA) grant process.

Edward has program development experience in asset-based community development; coalition
and partnership building; community organizing; community-based housing; community based
participatory research; community-based transportation; disability rights and education; grants
research and development; grants management & administration; Individual Development
Accounts (IDA); micro-enterprise development; micro-lending program management; program
development & evaluation; social enterprise development; special events fundraising; strategic
planning; supportive housing; vocational rehabilitation; volunteer development; workforce
development; workshop facilitation, and youth mentoring.