About Our Founder


Shavonn Richardson, MBA, GPC is Founder and CEO of Get.Grants.Better.™, a subsidiary of Think and Ink Grant Consulting ™ (www.thinkandinkgrants.com). 

She served as a nonprofit leader and co-founded the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Blue Flowers Org in 2014.  Shavonn has 17-years of experience as a grant writer, nonprofit leader, federal grants reviewer and worked as a Corporate Social Responsibility Program Manager for Bank of America Foundation where she helped distribute $1.3 million in grants and sponsorships to Atlanta nonprofits each year. 

In 2015, Shavonn's work was recognized by President Barack H. Obama and received the President's Volunteer Service Award from the Corporation for National and Community Service.  In 2017, she was recognized as an Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Diversity Fellow. 

Shavonn is one of less than 400 grant professionals nationwide to earn the GPC (Grant Professional Certified) credential.  She is also a GPA Approved Trainer, Forbes contributor, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Grant Professionals Association.  She earned a BBA from Howard University and an MBA from Emory University.  

Learn more about Shavonn via LinkedIn.