Judith Chaet
Imago Development
6 N Pershing Rd
Asheville NC 28805
Unpaid Non-Profit Work (years):
Consulting Experience (years):
Current Professional Affiliations and Licenses:
MA- University for Humanistic Studies
Duke Non Profit Management
Southern Grassroots Leadership Development
Community Builders Leadership Development
NC Community Solutions Network

Summary of your consulting practice and relevant experience:

Judy Chaet has more than 40 years of experience in nonprofit organizations. Her experience runs the full range of non profit work — from addressing envelopes and setting up the room to helping families and communities build a better life to working with legislators. Judy has been writing grants for nonprofit organizations for 35 years. She has experience with all types of grants – from small private foundations to large federal government grants. She has 17 years of supervisory experience. She has developed and implemented positive employee evaluation processes using the tools of Appreciative Inquiry, Self Directed, and 360 Evaluation. Judy is currently the Principal and Owner of Imago Development – providing grant writing services, grant research, program and organization development, editing and community building support to the nonprofit community.

The philosophy that Judy employs in her work with Imago Development is based in relationship building. A relationship is built with the nonprofit organization to develop a clear understanding of organizational strengths and needs and with funding sources to make strong lasting partnerships to develop programs and services.

Grant writing is a collaborative process between the organization and the writer. We work together to build a strong proposal.  Imago Development researches potential funding sources and strives to make the best match possible between your organizational need and a foundation’s priorities. Successful matching between these two is a proven strategy. The success rate for applications where this process is followed is 75% or better.

Judy has experience in writing grants for all types of nonprofit organizations. She has worked with newly forming small grassroots organizations, church groups, housing providers, battered women’s organizations, providers of services to those who are homeless, health care providers and statewide organizations. She has taught grant writing to many groups and individuals.


Board Governance/Development

Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
Board Assessment, Board Staff Relations, Board Training/Development
Gladys Washington
Senior Program Officer
Workshop leadership on Board Development and Assessment 2007
Under One Sky Village Foundation
Board Assessment, Board Staff Relations, Board Training/Development
Diane Delafield
Executive Director
Board Planning and Development 2016-2017


Mt. Zion Community Development Corporation
Case for Support, Grant Proposal Development, Memberships , Foundation grant applications, Federal and state government funding appllications
Belinda Grant
Executive Director
828 350 9821
Grant writing and proposal development 2009
KIPP Charlotte
Case for Support, Grant Proposal Development, Foundation Grant Applications, Foundation Reports
Tiffany Flowers
Executive Director
Grant research, proposal development 2014-2016
Dogwood Alliance
Case for support, Grant Proposal Development, Foundation grant applications, Foundation reports
Holly Paar
Advancement Director
828 251-2525
Grant research, proposal development, grant applications and reports- 2014-2017

Program Planning and Evaluation

Operation Pegasus
Feasibility Studies, Needs Assessment, Program Analysis
Stewart Canter
828 712 5759
Program planning, feasibility and business plan development
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
Feasibility Studies, Needs Assessment, Program Analysis
Gladys Washington
Senior Program Officer
Organizational assessments for grantees 2005- 2006 Workshop facilitation 2005-2007