Alice Ruhnke is the founder and owner of The Grant Advantage, progressive, innovative consulting business devoted to helping nonprofit organizations unleash their strengths to embrace tomorrow’s opportunities. Located in Charleston, West Virginia, The Grant Advantage’s services include grant writing; funding searches; qualitative evaluation; capacity building assistance; and learning opportunities through trainings, workshops, webinars, and manuals. Alice has raised over $27 million writing federal, state, foundation, and corporate grants and has been in charge of awarding and monitoring federal funds to nonprofit organizations throughout West Virginia. If Alice is not at her computer writing, she can usually be found facilitating trainings for individuals and organizations. Alice is also the author of Mapping the Course: A Practical Approach to Grant Writing, a practical, step-by-step manual that walks through an entire grant proposal from start to finish.