Come learn best practices in identifying state and federal grants and how to best position yourself for success. The experts from Pittsburgh-based Wellington Strategies will be led by founder and CEO Joe Kuklis, along with federal grants expert Dr. Jocelyn Sheppard and state grants expert Luc Montminy.

Fornon-profit organizations in attendance with an annual operating budget of $300,000 or greater, you may be eligible to receive future pro-bono services from Wellington Strategies. Details will be provided at the workshop. 

To help you learn how to diversify your grant funding by focusing on state and federal opportunities, please join us onAugust 23rd from 9:00 am - noon at 951 Old Salem Road, Greensburg! Breakfast will be provided. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Calli Arida ( by August 20th.


About the lead speaker: Joe Kuklis received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pittsburgh with a double major in Political Science and Western European Studies. He served as the Deputy State Director for US Senator Rick Santorum, acting as the Senator’s primary point of contact in PA for community & economic development groups, municipal & state leaders, and trade associations. He went on to establish and serve as President & CEO of GSP Consulting, a government affairs and consulting firm which assisted organizations of all sizes with public fund raising, public policy and government contracting needs. Currently, he serves as the Founder, President & CEO of Wellington Strategies, which offers consulting services including start-up activities, operational needs, strategy and change management.