Miriam Houghton

Miriam Houghton is President of EXPRESSIONS (Grant Writing, Consulting, and Training), based in Sacramento, California. Miriam has written and edited more than 1,300 proposals and supporting document packages and reviewed over 900 more. Her work over the last 31 years has resulted in revenue for her clients and employers now totaling $105.2 million. She works all over California and in other states with non-profit organizations, public agencies, and businesses.

In 2014, California’s Capital Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals selected Miriam as their OUTSTANDING FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONAL for 2015.

Miriam has worked in a wide variety of program areas, including healthcare (physical and mental health); education; criminal justice; programs for the disabled and the aging; programs of all types for the economically disadvantaged; domestic violence; the arts; humanities; environmental issues; and microenterprise programs.

She has provided training workshops for the Impact Foundry in Sacramento for the past 26 years, and she regularly makes training presentations at national conventions and for her clients.  Miriam has been an active member of the National Association of Fundraising Professionals member for 26 years.  She has served as a member of the Board of the AFP’s Sacramento Chapter and she Co-Chaired the Professional Development/Program Committee.

Miriam is a popular presenter.  Her grant writing work and her extensive experience with focused and well-received grant writing workshops provide the ideal experience for this training today.  As a Grants Consultant, she works with clients to ensure they meet funders’ specific, mandatory requirements for proposal submissions.  With these workshops she will walk you through how to get started and how to be more competitive, while still retaining your sanity!

What prior workshop participants had to say about Miriam:

Miriam was incredibly resourceful and supportive.  It was evident that she enjoys teaching these workshops, which made it all the more enjoyable for those attending.

Everything the speaker had to say was gold nugget.  I recommended her to my coworkers.  She knows her biz and I am grateful to have had this opportunity.

Miriam’s experience, understanding and insight make her an outstanding presenter. I love coming to her classes.