Grant Development and Management
Our team works collaboratively with school districts, community groups, municipalities, and state groups to develop a program model to meet goals and fund other priorities. Researching grant opportunities is a newly added service that provides direction to your efforts to seek funding for important programs.
Staff can provide a comprehensive continuum of grant professional services including:
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. To begin, utilize our preliminary readiness tool to self-assess your organization’s grant readiness. Once complete, one of our staff will be in touch to discuss your organization’s grant funding needs and overall readiness. After initial consultation, our team will collaborate more in-depth with members of your organization to complete a comprehensive Proposal Readiness Tool. This session will provide your team with pros tips on submitting successful applications. Both the initial consultation and in-depth proposal readiness session can be done via videoconferencing or in person.
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.