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With over 30 years of experience working in the grants management community, Deanne Chevannes acquired an in-depth understanding of:

  • The evolution of technology solutions in the marketplace including grants management, donor management, and fund accounting.


  • The best practices in the administration of foundations, corporate giving programs, and community foundations.


  • Strategies to effectively refine business processes that incorporate gathering requirements from all staff and constituents. 


  • Tactics to effectively work with cross-functional teams and maintain continuous communication and decision-making cadence.  

Over the years, Deanne has worked with hundreds of top funders to re-define their business operations or define comprehensive project plans.  Her comprehensive experience has provided her with a first-hand understanding of the various solutions available to the community.


She started FocuseD Consulting to lend this expertise to foundations and nonprofits in the community.  FocuseD Consulting's strategy and consulting services aid organizations in their business transformations and allows them to achieve successful implementations and adoptions of solutions.   


Possing a passion for creating efficient grants processes.


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