Alison Pride currently works as the Grants Manager at the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Tacoma. Before that, she worked as a freelance grantwriter with a variety of social services, education and arts clients. She first learned the importance of powerful storytelling while studying English literature and journalism at Seattle Pacific University and later honed her storytelling abilities while working as a reporter and feature writer. As a grantwriter, Alison is delighted every time she is able to employ her love of storytelling to go beyond numbers in support of the programs at the Broadway Center. She also currently serves as the Co-President of the Puget Sound Grantwriters Association, a Seattle-based organization (with a chapter in the South Sound) that promotes responsible, effective grantseeking and fosters connections among grantseekers, non-profits and funders.