Potential Funder Research
Finding funders whose priorities align with your organization's mission can be a daunting task. There are tens of thousands foundations in the U.S., as well as corporate and government funding sources.
I research available opportunities that fit the needs of your organization. This list includes:
Name and contact information of the potential funders
Suggested funding levels
Steps for submitting a proposal
Any other information that will assist the organization in building a relationship with the funder
Strategic Fundraising Plan
All too often, organizations invest in creating a list of potential funders only to have the list gather dust. I work with nonprofit organizations to ensure the list is put to good use by creating a Strategic Fundraising Plan. This plan includes:
Potential funder list broken down into easy to manage quarterly tasks
Assigned tasks for your organization members
Necessary follow-up to ensure the deadlines are met and relationships with funders are being built.
Grant Proposal Planning and Writing
For many, grant writing is a daunting task resulting in confusion and frustration. Some applications have confusing questions, or strict character/word count limits, or little to no guidance as to what information they would like you to submit. In addition, writing a winning grant proposal takes time, focus, and know how. Many of those working for nonprofit organizations struggle to find a quiet space and block of time to write a well-crafted and persuasive proposal.
I will take the frustration out of grant writing by working with your organization to plan, craft and submit a persuasive proposal.
Grant Proposal Editing and Review
For organizations on a limited budget, or those who have in house grant writing staff, I offer editing and review services. This includes a brief planning session to decode questions and suggest the approach of the response, editing for grammatical errors and clarification, and any other feedback designed to strengthen the proposal and increase chances of success.