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Phil Johncock


Phil Johncock, the Grant Professor, is an award-winning author, inspirational speaker, and innovative educator.

Phil has a 93% success rate with over 55 proposals funded! He has authored more than a dozen books, including co-authoring with best-selling authors Dr. Gay Hendricks and Margot Anand and posthumously collaborating with his Great Grandma Zelpha to publish the diary she wrote between 1935 and 1940.

As a Professor of Grant Writing, Phil’s students made over $1.2 Billion in grant funding in the first two-and-a-half years piloting a system he designed based on his 2nd master’s thesis and a college certification program in grant writing.

An innovator in online education, Phil designed the first grant writing class on the Internet in 1997 (, trained thousands in how to create a grant readiness 3-ring binder (, and premiere Grant Professional Certification (GPC) Exam Prep online home study course ( in 2011.

In his home state of Nevada, Phil serves as a Lobbyist saving the nonprofit sector millions, as well as Executive Director for the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits (ANN) coordinating over 15,000 hours of professional development and training more than 6,000 nonprofit leaders.

Feed a man a fish; feed him for a day. Teach a man a fish; feed him for a lifetime. Phil says that the nonprofits often need both!

For fun, Phil enjoys performing as a musician and making up impromptu celebratory songs on-the-spot while playing his acoustic guitar.