Michelle Nusum-Smith is owner and principal consultant at The Word Woman LLC. A licensed nonprofit consultant, coach and trainer, Michelle helps nonprofits, government agencies, and individuals develop the skills, knowledge and resources to achieve their missions. With over 20 years of nonprofit experience, she has expertise in organizational development and leadership, board development, program development, financial management, fundraising, and community relations. Michelle has raised over $100 million writing proposals for grants and contracts. She served for three years as a grant reviewer for a federal agency. Michelle is licensed to offer consulting services for the Maryland Nonprofit’s Standards for Excellence® program and has the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to work with nonprofit organizations across the country interested in learning about and implementing the Standards for Excellence code. She has extensive speaker and facilitator experience, including public and private events. A graduate of the Honors Program at Coppin State University where she earned a BS in Management Science with a minor in Marketing, Michelle is a member of the Grant Professionals Association and an Associate Consultant at Maryland Nonprofits. She is actively involved in numerous charities and community activities.