“Grant writing for our preschool was just the start but Julé truly took me under her wing. She saw potential in me that I did not see in myself. I have never led anyone, let alone a preschool and an entire board of directors. She took the time to educate me on leadership and what it means to be a true leader. Julé invited me to her leadership training class, she introduced me to other leaders in the nonprofit world, and created an environment that has allowed me to grow and develop as a leader. I have become confident in my leadership abilities. With the training and assistance of Julé and Pathways to Growth, my preschool is now profitable. My staff morale is high, which has led to a better quality of education for our children. The teachers are now engaged and open to more creative ways of educating our children. The families have seen the change and are more engaged in their children’s education. The school has truly gained momentum and it all started with Julé Colvin and Pathways to Growth. ”
A Brighter Community
“Pathways to Growth has served our agency in the utmost professional and timely manner, adjusting to the needs of the agency as well as working with the Executive Director in a flexible capacity to ensure all grants are completed. Pathways to Growth has shown to have exceptional quality of work and have been successful with obtaining a substantial amount of grants that were not previously secured for Alpha House. Pathways to Growth is a valuable asset to the non-profit community and Alpha House of Pinellas County would highly recommend their services in the community.”
Jennifer Stracick, Executive Director
Alpha House of Pinellas County, Inc.
“The team at Pathways to Growth is always great to work with. They are professional, courteous, and extremely knowledgeable. They have helped us to maintain the funding we need to carry out our programs, even in these difficult economic times. This past year, we’ve especially worked to increase our assistance programs to prevent homelessness for families on the brink of eviction, and with Pathways to Growth expert advice and grant writing services, we’ve been able to help nearly 300 families obtain a greater level of housing stability. I highly recommend Pathways to Growth.”
“WOW! Last night was GREAT; this is just what the ministry has desperately needed! The brainstorming and working on clarifying our mission, vision and goals is vital to the future of this ministry and what God desires to do. You did an excellent job in leading us; it was fun, energetic and very effective (the time flew by!!). I am so thankful and excited and just can’t thank you enough! You are a special gift from God to us and He is going to use you to make such a difference in the future of this ministry for His honor and glory! I am really looking forward to meeting again as God reveals His plans and the goals He is urging us to work toward. “
Ms. Karen Brooks, Assistant Director
LifeCare of Brandon
“We have been pleased with our service from Pathways to Growth. Julé is very professional and I would highly recommend her to those seeking to write grants. We recently received a $10,000 grant from the Children’s Board that she wrote for us.”
Pregnancy Care Center of Plant City
“Julé Colvin, in the few short months I have worked with her, has demonstrated an above-average level of reliability (dependability). Once she completes the necessary research about a specific grant, she goes about completing it systematically, accurately, and thoroughly–never hesitating to call for clarification when it is needed. Her follow-up of grants received or pending is timely and thorough. Above all else, Julé Colvin is a highly ethical person in all aspects of her personal and professional life. It is my hope to have the opportunity to work with her for years to come.”
Sister Claire LeBoeuf, CSC
Everyday Blessings & The Village at Everyday Blessings
“I can’t thank you enough for the direction you have provided in administering the grant. Your knowledge of grant management combined with your attention to detail makes the intricacies of working with a grant much easier. Clearly, your skills are a major part of the success of this program.
When it comes time to write a grant I usually cringe, but working your ability to take ideas and translate them to paper makes the process much easier. What some people take hours of meeting to do, you seem to be able to do in a few short meetings. I so appreciate that you value my time as well as yours.”
Jan Setzekorn, Director of Literacy Services
United Methodist Cooperative Ministries
"I've been working with Jule’ for a little over a year now, and I've had a chance to experience the passion and knowledge that she has for her field of consulting for nonprofit organizations. Jule’ has a deep and practical knowledge base for grant writing, and she has the entrepreneurial and practical experience to kick start board training and strategic planning and offer insights and suggestions to strengthen any organization. I'm excited that Jule’ is taking her wisdom and sharing it through expanded leadership training and coaching. Her planning, focus, dedication, and passion are an asset to leaders, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit businesses as well. Her holistic approach, true concern, and excellent team ensure that Pathways to Growth will definitely provide the assistance that you need and want in a professional and ethical consultant."
CEO, Founder, Certified QuickBooks Proadvisor, Bookkeeper at My Paper Pusher, LLC
"I recently participated in Jule's 10-week mastermind group (a leadership training). Jule' deftly led us through multiple topics, while allowing time for interaction to share real-world experiences. Not only did we learn leadership principles, but we also left feeling challenged and encouraged as a result of Jule's enthusiasm and desire to see each person reach her full potential. If you're looking to improve your skills in the workplace or simply need motivation, I recommend attending one of Jule's leadership trainings."
Lesley Shackelford Bateman
Digital Marketing Innovator | Branding | Email Marketing | Startups, Reinvention
"Working with Jule' the last several months has been so rewarding. She is dedicated to her clients and does whatever she can to help them succeed. As a leader in the community, she has assisted others to step out of their comfort zones and to reach beyond what they thought was possible, all the while stepping out of her own levels of comfort. She is an asset to any organization."
Virtual Assistant, Business Owner
"Jule' is committed to ensuring that each client maintains sound business practices that are ethical and properly executed. She has extensive business acumen and engages clients accordingly. Not only is she a pleasure to work with but most importantly, she gets the job done."
"It is my pleasure to recommend Jule’ Colvin. Jule makes my top-ten list of women I admire. She is professional, knowledgeable, credible and a woman of integrity. She is thorough, detailed, articulate, and kind. Anyone that works with Jule’ recognizes she is passionate about serving others and gives of herself without reservation. I would not hesitate to recommend her to any organization knowing they will receive the highest quality of service!"
Technology Solutions Project Manager and Business Analyst
"Jule’ is passionate about serving nonprofits throughout the Tampa Bay region. She has over 30 years’ experience in the nonprofit arena and has a wonderful ability to build close relationships and successful partnerships with every agency she meets. Jule’ excels at helping nonprofits with grant writing, building strong business foundations and developing their full potential at reaching the needs of our community."
Administrative Assistant at Calvary Baptist Church
Former Grant Specialist for Pathways to Growth