Grant Development and Management
The grants development team provides a comprehensive continuum of grant professional services, including:
Our team works collaboratively with districts and partners to develop a program model to meet organizational goals and funder priorities. Staff also provide districts and organizations with an avenue for accessing state, local, private, and federal funding for programs, professional development, and services.
Is your organization in need of some direction? This process will be tailored to your needs and could include stakeholder input, identifying and planning for short and long-term goals, and outlining a plan for action. Although we understand every group is different, we use strategies to bring out the best information from your group and develop a beginning action plan.
While you may have an idea of a project or program to develop, does the data support the need? Our staff can help determine program feasibility based on data. Needs assessments come in all shapes and sizes. Our experienced staff work with clients to develop what’s important, what is unasked, and what data sources are best to help understand gaps, overlap, and explore new directions. With access to hundreds of data points from a variety of resources, chances are we can locate data to substantiate your specific idea. A quality, well-defined needs assessment leads to community centered solutions to programming, grant proposals, or positive organizational change.
Research and Identifying Funding Options
The saying goes “There is grant funding available.” While this statement is true, having a well-aligned project or program will lead to a more successful application, with less frustration during grant development and management. We can help by identifying potential funding sources for your ideas. This service aligns your needs and demographics to what funders are looking for to point your group in the right direction.
Assessing Proposal Readiness
Let us help your group be fully prepared to apply for funding. Using a Proposal Readiness Tool, our staff can walk your team through the process of submitting applications and through some pro tips on what is needed in most funding situations. Our staff can assist you by connecting via videoconferencing and working through our Proposal Readiness Tool.
It’s time to start putting some ideas on paper. What does your organization want to do that’s different from what you are currently doing? What is necessary to get there? What can be achieved? All of these questions and more are some of the most important components of successfully reaching organizational goals for raising funds from outside sources. This process is close to Strategic Planning but digs deeper into ready to go ideas. By developing a list of process changes, financial needs and human resource investments, a good proposal starts to form.
There’s a funder ready to fund and your organization has an idea developed. Now it’s time to put your ideas on paper. Our staff have extensive experience in proposal writing, at both the technical and creative level. Our fees vary depending on the scope of the project. Contact us for more information and talk through your idea.
Our staff have expertise in managing funded grant projects. Our services range from “doing it all” to assisting with specific portions of the grant management process.
Operationalizing an idea can be harder than it seems Utilizing tried and true methods, our staff can assist you in managing new tasks so your organization can focus on the implementation of your funded project.