Kelly Comeau

Kelly Comeau
Funding Essentials Inc. English
Kel­ly Comeau is the Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer at Fund­ing Essen­tials, a lead­ing grant writ­ing and fund­ing con­sul­tan­cy based in Cana­da. With over twen­ty years of robust expe­ri­ence, Kel­ly has estab­lished her­self as an author­i­ty in craft­ing detailed grant pro­pos­als and Requests for Pro­pos­als (RFPs). Her edu­ca­tion­al back­ground in Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices has deeply influ­enced her pro­fes­sion­al out­look, fos­ter­ing a life­long com­mit­ment to phil­an­thropy and soci­etal devel­op­ment. Under her lead­er­ship, Fund­ing Essen­tials pro­vides a com­pre­hen­sive suite of ser­vices that great­ly enhances the abil­i­ty of gov­ern­men­tal and pri­vate orga­ni­za­tions and char­i­ta­ble foun­da­tions to secure cru­cial fund­ing. Clients high­ly praise Kel­ly’s approach for its effec­tive­ness and pro­fes­sion­al­ism. From Cal­gary to Mon­tréal, tes­ti­mo­ni­als high­light her team’s abil­i­ty to com­mu­ni­cate com­plex fund­ing process­es clear­ly and col­lab­o­rate close­ly with clients, ensur­ing that every project meets and exceeds expec­ta­tions. Her strate­gic vision for Fund­ing Essen­tials goes beyond mere­ly obtain­ing funds; she focus­es on instill­ing strate­gic think­ing and metic­u­lous plan­ning to ensure sus­tain­able suc­cess and mean­ing­ful com­mu­ni­ty impact. For those look­ing to ele­vate their fund­ing strate­gies and pro­pel their projects for­ward, con­nect­ing with Kel­ly at Fund­ing Essen­tials is an essen­tial step toward achiev­ing those goals.


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Planning
  • Commercialization / Innovation
  • Supply Chain


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Mastering the Art of Grant Success: A Guide to Winning Proposals

Introducing the Art of Grant Writing: A Comprehensive Workshop" is a 3.5 hour workshop that provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of grant writing. The workshop is structured into six sections, each designed to equip learners with the skills necessary to craft successful grant applications. We will also spend a few minutes at the end to answer any specific questions.

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • effectively conduct grant research
  • properly evaluate grant funding opportunities
  • write a comprehensive application package
  • effectively submit an application package
  • strategically respond to feedback and revise applications for future submissions

Gateway to Growth: Export Mastery from Atlantic Canada

In this course, we're not just focusing on the theoretical aspects of exporting. We aim to provide actionable insights and strategies you can apply directly to your business or entrepreneurial endeavours. Whether you're a seasoned business owner looking to expand your reach or a new entrepreneur aiming to make your mark in international markets, this course is designed to support your journey toward successful exporting from Atlantic Canada.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Navigate international markets more successfully
  • Employ strategic approaches to exporting
  • Leverage regional advantages more effectively
  • Conduct effective market research
  • Implement successful market entry strategies
  • Gain knowledge of financing avenues
  • Reach a deeper understanding of the international and regulatory legal environment
  • Navigate marketing and sales more effectively
  • Understand cultural nuances in exporting more thoroughly
  • Enhance operational efficiency and reliability in the global market

Empowering Change: NFP Fundraising Strategies in Atlantic Canada

Welcome to the exciting journey where we will learn how to master Not-For-Profit fundraising! This course stands as the first leg of an adventure crafted for the dedicated professionals, volunteers, and board members steering Not-For-Profit organizations across the vibrant landscape of Atlantic Canada. We will explore the core of NFP fundraising, weaving through the essentials of strategic planning and unlocking the secrets to crafting fundraising techniques that resonate with this unique region. Our mission is to equip you with the knowledge, tools, and insights necessary to launch your fundraising initiatives from the ground up, ensuring your organization's resilience. Prepare to embark on a journey that will elevate your fundraising capabilities, where each moment is dedicated to turning your vision into tangible outcomes. This course is more than a mere learning experience; it serves as your introduction to enacting meaningful change within the Not-For-Profit sector of Atlantic Canada. Undertake this transformative venture to achieve lasting impact and innovation in our communities.

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Understand the core principles and practices of NFP fundraising, emphasizing the unique context of Atlantic Canada.
  • Develop robust fundraising strategies that align with their organization's mission, resources, and the regional landscape.
  • Explore fundraising techniques effective in the Atlantic Canadian context and apply them within their organization.