Amanda Day, GPC
Senior Development Consultant
Like most every grant professional, Amanda fell into the field through no fault of her own. She quickly discovered that grant work fit her personality and skills, and since 2001 she’s been writing, managing, and training with the best of them.
Amanda is a certified grant professional (GPC), having earned that distinction in 2008 with the very first cohort of exam takers. She spent the first 14 years of her career employed full-time as a grants administrator for local governments, including a long stint with the City of Alpharetta. During her tenure there she secured more than $20 million in funding for a variety of local government needs. Most recently, she was a trainer for Grant Writing USA, a national grant writing and grant management training company, where she trained thousands of nonprofit and local government professionals. In addition to training, she provided grant consulting services as an independent contractor to a myriad of agencies.
Amanda is experienced in federal and private prospect research, grant proposal development, and grant management. She is currently a board member of the Grant Professionals Association, having served as President in 2020 and 2021. Amanda is the co-creator and co-host of Fundraising HayDay, a podcast about grants and such. She previously served on the board of the Grant Professionals Certification Institute, and she’s a member of the Georgia Grant Professionals Association where she serves as Chair of the Southern Regional Grant Conference. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Psychology from Southwest Baptist University.
Amanda resides in Georgia with her husband, Brantley, and their two children. She’s a concert junkie, avid reader, and sweet tea lover!