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Occupation Facilitator/Grants Manager
Location Gainesville, Florida, United States
Introduction Bess de Farber, MNM, CPF, president of ASK Associates, Inc. specializing in planning, and collaboration training , has spent the past 25 years working in the nonprofit sector as a financial manager, program director, funder, grants manager, executive director and now consultant/facilitator. She holds a bachelor’s in music, clarinet performance, from USC, a master’s in nonprofit management from FAU, and is one of 300 certified professional facilitators in the U.S through the International Association of Facilitators. de Farber has trained and provided technical assistance to over 700 organizations in Florida. She co-created the Nonprofit Resource Institute in 1998. In 2002, de Farber created the CoLAB Planning Series, currently the only known workshop series producing collaborative projects during workshop sessions. de Farber has served on grant panels for the Florida-Division of Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, the Dade Children’s Trust, and the George Snow Scholarship Fund. In addition to ASK, she currently serves as the University of Florida Libraries' grants manager.