Grant Writing

Grant writing can be daunting. How do you successfully capture your organization’s story? How do you tell about your transforming work in 300 words or less? How do you draw an accurate picture of your community that paints its unique pride and history, but is honest about its needs and limitations? And how do you articulate all the good work you know you can accomplish with this award money, if granted?

This is where I come in.

I worked for a major area philanthropic organization for five years and worked alongside successful grant writers and managers before that. I know what funders are looking for. I know the difference between outputs and outcomes, I know what collective impact means and why it’s important. But more than that, I know how to look for the place where your dreams line up with the funder’s picture of the future. I know how to find the pieces that resonate and put them together in a way that makes your story harmonize with your funders and donors.

Contact me if you’d like to see some samples of my work or sit down and chat about grant writing and research. If I’m not the right fit, I’ll help you find someone who is – because your work is going to change your neighborhood, your place of worship, your neighbors, your community, and we can’t afford to let you slow down.