DeaRonda Harrison is the founder and principal consultant for Our Fundraising Search‘s partner, June First Firm, founded in 2015. She has 10 years of federal experience and 7 of those years as a grant professional. She has obtained and managed federal awards for organizations in Georgia, Virginia, and D.C. to include housing, healthcare, workforce development, and K-12 education. She is responsible for awards of nearly $10M over the course of her career in both federal, state, and foundation grants. She has worked with the governor’s office, state agencies, foundations, business and community executives and staff, as well as public constituents. She has extensive experience in proposal development and grant writing to federal agencies to include the Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice.

DeaRonda has conducted numerous grant writing and training courses to include: Grant Writing Basics at Government Contractor’s Association; Grant Writing Principles for McKinney-Vento conference and numerous Grant Writing Webinars. She is a member of the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) where she served as Georgia Chapter President for 2 years. DeaRonda obtained her Master of Business Administration from Ashford University and her Bachelor of Science from the illustrious Tuskegee University.