Social Work Continuing Education

Terry Horton is Senior Program Advisor for Philanthropic and Nonprofit Services at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In this role, she consults one-on-one with nonprofit organizations throughout the State of Michigan, and trains hundreds of nonprofit leaders on such topics as board governance, fund development, strategic planning and succession planning. Terry also provides support to numerous Michigan based foundations where she works to help improve the capacity and performance of their grantee programs.


Terry previously worked in Alaska as Senior Consultant to The Foraker Group, a nationally-recognized nonprofit capacity-building organization and state association. Among her responsibilities she regularly worked to provide support to Alaska’s largest foundation, the Rasmuson Foundation. She has also worked as executive director of a local Habitat for Humanity affiliate and served as resident director for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs where she consulted nonprofit organizations in Central Asia and Russia.

Terry received her J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon and her B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. Terry has written and received grants in the millions of dollars from private foundations, and state and federal agencies. In her various roles, she has been a grant maker, grant reviewer, and has been an intermediary for both community and family foundations.



Page last modified July 24, 2013