Carla C. Cataldo, Principal, M.P.P Carla C. Cataldo brings twenty years of experience and a Master’s degree in Public Policy to her development consulting business. She has written successful proposals in the areas of: social services; housing; economic development; transportation enhancements; historical preservation; and the arts. Ms. Cataldo also provides presentations and grant writing workshops to various organizations and professional associations. Ms. Cataldo’s writing experience includes newspaper and journal articles, direct-mail appeals and newsletters. She is co-author of the book Get That Grant! The Quick-Start Guide to Professional Proposals which provides useful tips and step-by-step instruction to those new to grant writing. Prior to establishing her development business, Ms. Cataldo served as a congressional aide, as chief of staff to several mayors, and as the Executive Director of the Downtown Partnership of Milford. Volunteer activities range from serving as a member of the MetroWest Community Health Care Foundation’s Distribution Committee to chairing numerous municipal committees in Medway, Massachusetts. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of HMEA, a $40 million social service organization serving the developmentally disabled in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and the Medway Cultural Council.
“Working with Carla is an absolute pleasure. When our organization needed to explore grant writing, Carla’s years of experience and results made her an easy match. She performed a comprehensive study of grant writing opportunities available to our organization and, when she completed this task in less time than she anticipated, she worked with us on actually writing grant letters–I’m not sure other people would have been that generous (and honest) with their time. I cannot recommend Carla highly enough and see her services as a tremendous value to any non-profit organization.” – Ryan Goodenough, NYSARC