With nearly two decades of professional experience, Ms. Patrick is a veteran in the grant writing and nonprofit industry. Her broad-based knowledge and real world experience in the field of grantsmanship was recently recognized and affirmed when she obtained her Grant Professional Certification (GPC) through the Grant Professionals Certification Institute.
Her background spans across community and government levels, including local, state and federal. As a Grant Writer, she has successfully written proposals for submission to private foundations, corporations, and state and federal funding agencies.
As a sought after reviewer, she consistently reviews for the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and has previously reviewed grants for the Georgia Dept of Education, the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health, the Administration of Children, Youth & Families, and most recently for the City of Jacksonville, Office of Grants & Contract Compliance.
She has conducted dozens of grant writing workshops in community, academic, and corporate settings, including the Centers for Disease Control, the Southwest Georgia Regional Commission, AFLAC, the Coweta County Family Connection, and Atlanta Technical College.
In the nonprofit industry, Ms. Patrick has occupied roles as an Executive Director, Director of Programs, and Program Manager for various community-based organizations, including New Horizons Community Service Board, Citizens Against Meth, and the Georgia Meth Project.
Her niche is nonprofit leadership and implementing community programming, especially in the areas of youth and substance abuse prevention services.
Finally, she proudly served in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman, in which her last two years of service she became certified as a Psychiatric Technician, which is how she acquired her initial experience in the field of mental health and addictive diseases.
Ms. Patrick is an alumni of Clark Atlanta University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications. She obtained her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Troy University in Phenix City, Alabama.
When I was younger trying to decide what I wanted to do with my life there were a few things that came to mind – teaching was one of them. I assumed I had to be a classroom teacher in order to accomplish that goal. What I came to realize was I didn’t have to necessarily teach in a traditional classroom setting to fulfill that goal. I have been a “teacher” all of my life. It’s my personal philosophy that “each one teach one.”
I am passionate about the work that I do and I love sharing my knowledge with others. So, when I facilitate workshops on any subject I feel most at home. I have been speaking publicly for practically my entire life. I have been doing it professionally – whether in front of a camera delivering the news or as a presenter at a conference – for nearly 20 years. I consider it a privilege to be able to do so.
My areas of focus for my speaking engagements and workshops are on three specific areas: grants development, nonprofit leadership, and community programming. By far, my most requested topic is grant writing. Therefore, I have created several workshops that vary from the beginners guide to advance level classes.
In the area of nonprofit leadership and community programs my topics include board development, coalition building, and sustainability. These are just topic areas, I will customize a workshop around these areas of focus to meet your organization’s objective.
I first met Miss Patrick at a grant writing workshop she was conducting. I was immediately impressed with her professionalism, organizational skills, and immense experience and knowledge of the grant writing process. I was so impressed I later contacted Miss Patrick to collaborate on a grant. Her guidance and efforts in fulfilling the requirements of a large, national grant were outstanding. Along with these qualities, I also found Miss Patrick to be personable, dependable, and trustworthy. --- Trace Vaughn, High School Graduation Coach
My name is Kathy Cochrane and I have a MS in Urban Policy/Nonprofit Management from GSU and in that course of study learned a great deal of information about nonprofit funding. GSU is an excellent university for this degree. However, I learned more about grant writing in my first short FREE seminar with Ms Latrina Patrick. I always assume I won’t get much from a free seminar, except a sales pitch! Not the case with Greater Vision Consulting. I continued on to Ms Patrick’s second and reasonably priced seminar and learned so much, I felt completely prepared to write a winning grant proposal. With that said, I am more inclined to depend on Ms Patrick to do that for me. I can highly recommend Greater Vision Consulting for all of your nonprofit needs. Ms Patrick is uniquely experienced and highly qualified and you will thoroughly enjoy not only the end result, but the journey.
I had the pleasure of working with Latrina and Greater Vision Consulting in the early years of my organization when we desperately needed funds for programmatic and operational expenses. She was successful in obtaining funding on our behalf from several local foundations serving the Tri-City area of Columbus, Fort Benning, and Phenix City Alabama, as well as funds from the State of Alabama.
Latrina was a consummate professional and worked under extreme deadlines to ensure we were able to pursue all pertinent funding opportunities for which we were eligible. She was always willing to go above and beyond on our behalf, including submitting proposals for federal applications that allowed her less than one week to prepare. -- Stephany Washington, Executive Director, Homeward Bound