Grant Writing

 

Successful funding proposals require a thorough understanding of what funders and nonprofits seek to achieve as well as the ability to persuasively and effectively present a client's case for a project or general support. I have experience as a full-time and freelance grant writer creating proposals that generated up to $500,000 for nonprofit organizations from large national funders such as the Marguerite Casey and Ford foundations as well as community foundations. If your nonprofit needs fundraising help through grant writing, contact me here.

Funder Research

 

There are more than 120,000 foundations, corporations, government entities and charitable groups that fund nonprofits in the United States. How do you find the ones that are the best matches for your organization?

 

I'm equipped with resources to locate potential public or private funders for project or general support and experienced in identifying those with the most potential for proposal successes. Let's talk about your needs and let me prepare a list of potential foundations or donors that are the best and most realistic funders for your work. Contact me here.

 

PHOTO: Former U.S. Assistant Commerce Secretary Ro Khanna speaks at the release event for Working Partnerships USA's Life in the Valley Economy  report, funded by grants I wrote. Click the image to see more of the event.

Proposal Writing

 

Once your needs are understood and prospective funders are identified, it's time to introduce your organization, describe your work and persuasively present your project as both an effective solution to an identified need or problem and a wise investment of the funder's resources. 

 

Let me help you take your project from concept to fleshed out proposal with effective framing and description that wins a grant. Contact me here.

 

 

 

 

PHOTO: The Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative provides recreation programs at underserved schools through female college athletes role models, funded by grants I wrote.

Reporting and Publicity

 

Funders invested in your organization's work and need to know what that produced. When it's time to write the midterm or final report, you want your successes documented and your organization's gratitude for funder support expressed. Integrity and credibility within the funding community are the foundation of your organization's success and continued support. 

 

As well, many funders rely on your organization's public reputation for effectiveness to burnish their own reputations for good work. Press releases and well-designed publicity campaigns are needed to generate news coverage that provide third-party verification of your success. Contact me here.

 

 

Photo: Press conference following implementation of a 25% minimum wage increase in San Jose, a community effort led by nonprofit Working Partnerships USA and funded in part by grants I wrote. Click the image to see more of the event.

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