Dr. Ericka Harney, CAE

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Dr. Ericka Harney, CAE, CFRE, GPC, CVA has over 20 years of experience fundraising, grant development and management, board training/development, strategic planning, social entrepreneurship, and program effectiveness. Dedicated to educating others, Ericka speaks on a variety of topics.

At Harney & Associates, Ericka serves a variety of clients, including the Dayton Public Schools Foundation. She also owns Brick City Books, an online used book business, is CEO of the Murphy Family Literacy Foundation, and is Assistant Professor at Future Generations University.

Ericka has been responsible for successful fundraising and grant awards of over $32million. Federal grants have been awarded from: HHS-CDC, HHS - SAMHSA, HHS-HRSA, DOD - Military Education, DOJ – OJJDP, DOJ - Drug Court Program, CNCS, USDA, and DOE-EPA. Foundation grants have been awarded from, but not limited to: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Lumina Foundation for Education, Hewlett Foundation, A.P. Sloan Foundation, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, Dr. Scholl Foundation, Kraft, United Way, JPMorgan Chase, PNC Bank, 5/3 Bank, Keeneland Foundation, Phizer, AstraZenaca and many others. Ericka currently teaches 2-day workshops around the country for Grant Writing USA on grant writing and grant management.

She has served as a grant peer reviewer for the Ohio Department of Education, US Department of Health and Human Services, US Department of Education, and the Corporation for National and Community Service, in a variety of programs under each department.

Ericka is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), a Grant Professional Certified (GPC), and a Certified Volunteer Administrator (CVA). Her Ph.D. is in Organizational Leadership concentrating on Nonprofit Leadership from Eastern University in St. David’s, PA. She received her Master of Arts in Communication from the University of Kentucky, as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Bachelor of Science in Communication.