Bethany Taylor created Good Works Grant Writing in 2011 to help nonprofit organizations build their programs through fund development. During her 20-year fundraising career, Bethany has raised more than $40 million in philanthropic gifts, including securing more than $22.5 million in grants from foundations. Prior to starting Good Works Grant Writing, Bethany headed up fundraising programs at Make-A-Wish® Arizona and Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She also has worked at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the March of Dimes. Bethany, who first earned her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential in 2007, served on the board of directors of the Greater Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals for six years. Read Bethany’s full bio here.

Masters in Nonprofit Studies, Arizona State University
Certificate in Fundraising, University of California Los Angeles
Bachelor of Science, Communications, University of Tennessee
Bachelor of Arts, History, University of Tennessee

Director of Grant Operations

Jill McIlroy joined Good Works in 2015 as a Grants Manager and was promoted to Director of Grant Operations in 2019. She works with clients to assess funding needs and research, prepare and submit proposals and progress reports. Jill most recently served as Program Manager at the Act One Foundation and has held development positions in which she worked extensively in foundation relations and grant writing with Ballet Arizona, Free Arts of Arizona and Camp Soaring Eagle. Jill holds a BFA in Dance from Arizona State University and was part of the inaugural graduating class of the Master of Nonprofit Studies degree program, also at ASU.

Masters in Nonprofit Studies, Arizona State University
Bachelor of Arts, Dance, Arizona State University

Grant Manager

Collin Cunningham joined Good Works Grant Writing in 2018. As a Grant Manager, Collin specializes in writing compelling grant proposals for Good Works' nonprofit clients. Prior to joining the team, Collin was Executive Director of The Welcome to Project. She also worked for Girl Scouts—Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, SARRC, and served as an AmeriCorps VISTA. Collin earned her Masters of Public Policy from the University of Minnesota, where she studied social policy and nonprofit management.

Master of Public Policy, University of Minnesota
Bachlor of Arts, Political Science, St. Olaf College

Grant Manager

Lindsay Hintze joined Good Works Grant Writing in 2013, where she specializes in both foundation and community needs research, as well as developing compelling copy for grant proposals. Previously, Lindsay worked at the Girl Scouts—Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, where she supported the communications team, writing web copy, news releases, and advertising content. She has also worked for The O’Connor House and The Diane Halle Center for Family Justice, and served as a Research Fellow with the National Endowment for Financial Education. While earning her Masters degree, Lindsay studied policy, administration, and community social work.

Master of Social Work, Arizona State University
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Arizona State University

Grant Specialist

Atlas Pillar joined Good Works in 2017 as a Prospect Research Intern, conducting in-depth prospect research for organizations and assisting in proposal and application development processes. After graduating from ASU in 2019, Atlas became a Grant Specialist with Good Works Grant Writing. While at ASU, Atlas served as the Co-Chair for ASU’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion and as an Undergraduate Success Coach for ASU’s First-Year Success Center. Atlas earned his bachelor degree in Nonprofit Leadership Management and holds a certificate from the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation in Advanced Grant Development and Proposal Writing.

Bachelor of Science, Nonprofit Leadership Management, Arizona State University
Certificate, Advanced Grant Development and Proposal Writing, Arizona State University

Copy Editor

Gina Jahr joined the Good Works team in 2020. Gina has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 35 years, including serving as the executive director of a community foundation. Prior to working at the community foundation, she worked in development for a variety of hospitals across the country. Gina is enjoying mentoring the Good Works grant staff and editing all proposals written by staff members, using her former funder lens to determine what crucial information is missing from the proposals. Gina also drafts proposals when the workloads for other staff members are particularly busy to ensure we always provide our clients timely drafts of documents for upcoming deadlines.

Bachelor of Science, Public Affairs/Political Science, Loyola University of Chicago
CFRE 1988-2019

Prospect Researcher

Rebecca Christ joined the Good Works team in 2020 as our dedicated prospect researcher. Rebecca has previously worked in the government sector as a case worker, in the education sector as a faculty associate, and the nonprofit sector as a social worker and project manager.

Master of Social Work, Arizona State University
Master of Public Administration, Arizona State University
Certificate in Social Impact Measurement, Arizona State University Bachelor of Social Work, Northern Arizona University