Originally from Ponce, Puerto Rico, Maddie Zeigler, M.Ed. is a grant development expert who has been in the nonprofit world for nearly 30 years and has worked as a program developer, bilingual educator, external grant evaluator, and professional grant writer.
To date, she has secured well over $80 million dollars in grants on behalf of her clients. Since 2008, she has also shared her passion for grant development through classes and workshops.
Her career began at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. While there, she studied grant development through the Grantsmanship Center and served as the museum’s in-house grant writer for over a decade, in addition to overseeing bilingual outreach programs. She went on to start GrantWriting Consulting Services, LLC. A veteran writer of local, state, federal, and foundation grant proposals, Maddie has developed a unique approach for designing viable programs and for writing compelling narratives. Her experience as a grant writer and grant reviewer (for NSF and IMLS) has given her a unique perspective of both the grant writing and grant awarding process.
She founded Grantli to democratize the grant development process and share her no-nonsense proposal development system with the nonprofit community and beyond.
She is a charter member of the American Association of Grant Professionals and currently resides in Albuquerque, NM.