Aretha is a retired Navy Veteran (Operation Desert Storm & Operation Iraqi Freedom), and former Orlando Mayoral Candidate. She is the author of The Power of the 501(c)(3), The Best Guide for Nonprofit Consultants, and Deadly Force Recall. Aretha holds a Bachelors of Theology from Life Christian University & Seminary, Bachelors of Business Management from University of Phoenix, and a Masters of Education from Nova Southeastern University.
Aretha Simons has a 100% success rate of obtaining the 501(c )(3) status, and is one of the most sought after experts for setting up nonprofit corporations. Aretha has also been a professional grant writer for over fifteen years; her clients were awarded government, state, and local grants. She is a former grant reviewer for the City of Orlando’s Mayors Matching Grant, Central Florida United Way, and the Minority Women Entrepreneur Business Grant. Aretha was given an all-expense paid trip courtesy of media mogul Oprah Winfrey to speak on the US Senate floor concerning funding for nonprofit organizations.
As a President of Multiplying Talents™ and a national speaker, some of her clients include SCORE, Disney/National Entrepreneur Center, Life Christian University, Nova Southeastern University, Rollins College, Florida Association of Christian Colleges, Latina Style Business Conference, African American Chamber of Commerce, University of Central Florida Business Incubator, Bishop T.D. Jakes International Pastors & Leaders, and the United States Department of Labor, just to name a few.
Aretha offers nonprofit 501c3 preparation, grant writing, professional life and business coaching. Aretha's life's mission is to share her gifts to help others multiply their talents to become successful.To book Aretha for speaking or 1-on-1 coaching visit arethasimons.com