KimberlyHays de Muga, GPC
Kimberly Hays de Muga, GPC, is an expert trainer and coach in nonprofit capacity building, grant writing, fundraising, and board development. She brings more than 25 years of fundraising experience that includes raising $100 million from individuals, foundations, corporations, and local, state, and federal funding for nonprofit agencies in the education, health, and human service sectors—from food banks to pediatric hospitals, to state-wide mental health coalitions.
Through keynotes, training, webinars, and other presentations, Kimberly has reached more than 5,000 grant writers, fundraisers, board members, development directors, and community volunteers.
She founded Hays de Muga Consulting in 2018, the same year she and Amanda Day launched the award-winning podcast Fundraising HayDay combining her passion for training and coaching with grant and fundraising consulting work with select clients across the country.
Kimberly was the Development Director at the Frazer Center from 2014-2018, where she worked to connect people to early childhood education programs that include children with disabilities and supported employment activities for adults with disabilities. Previously, she was the Senior Manager for Foundation and Corporate Relations at the Atlanta Community Food Bank for seven years. Before that, Kimberly was a senior grant writer for the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation for ten years.
Kimberly is co-author of Preparing for the GPC Exam: Earn Your Grant Professional Certified Credential, published by the Charity Channel Press. She served on the Board of Directors of the Grant Professionals Association and, is a past Board Chair of the Grant Professionals Foundation, a former president of the Georgia Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association.
Kimberly is fluent in Spanish as a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. She lived in a farming community in rural Dominican Republic and saw first-hand how communities can come together for the common good. She has a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia and studied Public Health at Emory University. She also enjoys writing historical fiction and drinking way too much tea.
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