Danielle ‘Dani’ Faulkner is the Director of Development at Baltimore Corps where she cultivates relationships to ensure they are managed and lead to funding opportunities. While working on her BA in theatre arts with a concentration in playwriting, she worked for the Maryland Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY MD). As an alum of the program, Danielle knows firsthand the power of volunteerism and fundraising. During her 10 years with HOBY MD, she served on their corporate board and spearheaded the creation of their alumni association. Years later, she was chosen as an Urban Arts Leadership Fellow through the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. Her first grant proposal provided 30 arts enriched programs to schools that would typically not have the funding to have an arts program. As a development fellow, she discovered that a lot of creative artists were lacking the resources and monies to find sustainable funding to produce their work. It was then that she decided to launch her own freelance grant writing service called GirlWright. GirlWright provides comprehensive grant writing, grant source research and proposal editing services for artists and nonprofit organizations in Baltimore City. When she is not working, she can be found crocheting and spending time with her boyfriend and her cat named Homer. You can find Dani on Twitter @girlwright86.