Representative Clients:

  • Clearwater Initiative
  • Cultural Alliance of CT
  • Deloitte
  • Poughkeepsie Library
  • Greenwich Catholic Schools
  • Greenwich Library
  • Hartford Foundation for Greater Giving
  • NEAT
  • New Haven Library
  • New London Free Library
  • New Rochelle Library
  • Public Library of New London
  • Poughkeepsie Library
  • Protectors of Animals
  • Suffern Free Library
  • Ridgefield Library
  • River House
  • Russell Library
  • The Alliance of CT Nonprofits
  • Tiny Miracles
  • United Way of Westchester/Putnam Counties
  • Volunteer Center of Fairfield County
  • Youth, I.N.C.

Academic Institutions Part-time Instructor:

  • Baruch College  - Inidividual Donor Solicitation Certificate Program
  • Norwalk Community College - Nonprofit Management Certificate Program



"Im just beginning the grantwriting adventure.  This workshop gives me a starting place."

"Very informative.  I'm new to grantwriting and learned solid information, examples, and processes that I know will help me moving forward to be more prepared to and plan for future grants."

"Great use of my time!"

--- Grantwriting A to Z workshop attendees

I just wanted to thank you for .... such a fantastic workshop on researching and writing grant proposals Margolin provided a wealth of useful and easy to understand information. The presentation was clear, concise, and well-organized. The handouts and slide presentation were perfectly coordinated and Margolin is an experienced and engaging presenter. I learned more in that three-hour workshop than I have in the last seven years trying to navigate the murky and unfamiliar waters of grant writing. Before the workshop I was intimidated and almost resentful of the process. Now? I have a straightforward road-map to creating effective grant proposals that will greatly enhance our chances of securing important funding for our non-profit documentary projects. Even better, I can share this information with the other members of my team so that we can collectively achieve greater success. Thank you again for programming this important workshop. I must confess that I was on the fence about attending that morning but I am so very glad I did. I feel energized, focused, and excited to move forward. 

[Workshop participant]



Many thanks again for your wonderful presentation today.You did such a fine job of keeping up a good pace,varying the pace/format as well as being receptive to questions- all while covering so much valuable information. I learned so very much-both practical and strategic.

Kudos for a job well done.

With gratitude,

[Workshop participant]


Hi Judi, 

Thank you so much for a great workshop tonight! I truly believe you have helped to put us on course for our strategic plan. Lots to think about, but all exciting! You are great, and I will definitely keep you posted on our progress - and probably reach out to you with questions as well! 

[Board retreat participant]


The Grant Writing Course yesterday was just the best ever. Ms. Margolin was just excellent in all her work and lecture. Please keep me apprised if Ms. Margolin gives another course.

[Workshop participant]


It was truly a pleasure  to spend the morning hours with you in New London for “How To Craft A Proposal to a Foundation”. Your disciplined, creative approach was an excellent warm-up for me in getting back to my interests in nonprofit fundraising.

[Workshop participant]


Your presentation was VERY informative and will definitely help me in the future.

[Webinar participant] 


I thank you for the wonderful lecture. It was chock full of needed information.....thank you!!!!

[Individual artist grantseeker]


Many thanks for an informative and thorough presentation!  I am inspired and ready to move forward with submitting proposals utilizing the worksheet as a tool. I will contact Judi directly with our successes.

[Webinar participant]


Your class has really altered my career path and I am very grateful for all of your insight and valuable advise.

[Grantwriting Fundamentals student at Norwalk Community College]