Services for Nonprofits
Grant writing calls for one part sleuth (to uncover the funder's priorities and giving history), one part data-geek (to translate industry research and evaluation data), one part artist (a.k.a. writer), and two parts storyteller to weave all that information into a compelling narrative. I am available to help you write a single proposal or join your team as a dedicated grant writer while you focus on other equally important aspects of fundraising for your non-profit.
Storytelling & Content Development
A compelling story can move stakeholders to action. For more than a decade, I've been working with nonprofits to create content that inspires loyal philanthropic support. Storytelling can happen over any medium, from social media to proposals to web content to feature-length articles to oral presentations. I am available to capture the stories or coach your team on the art of storytelling to raise funds.
As a former member of a nonprofit executive team where I was responsible for fund development, I've coached boards, executive staff, development staff, and even program staff on a team-based approach to raise funds and meet annual or campaign goals.
There is a delicate balance between adjusting your narrative to speak to the funder's priorities and not veering into mission drift. I am available to craft strategies to target your wish list of funders.