Grant Writing Services
Specializing in grant writing, program development, grant readiness, and communications. I’m here to help you DO GOOD vs. doing paperwork.
“Your dreams in life will have greater meaning when they’re tied to the betterment of your community”
WHAT WE DO
Virtual Nonprofit Services
GRANT WRITING SERVICES
The process of applying for grants seems daunting, intimidating, and frightening. If you’ve been at it for a while, it can feel like a necessary CHORE. We offer a fresh look at fund development and help you embrace the process. The passion for your work should show in your grantwriting. Storytelling is a powerful artform and can be used to share and engage people in the passion you have for your organization’s important work. I help you tell that story.
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT
Like it or not, social media is the fastest growing phenomenon of the modern age. Social Media channels allow you to bring your message to the public and build awareness around your cause and your organization. The modern fundraising landscape has gone digital and there’s no avoiding it. If you want to be and stay relevant, you need to keep up and be present.
I provide quality grant writing, consultation and research services. I use databases that list thousands of grant opportunities. I write competitive proposals to put you in the running for the funding you need.
Not every nonprofit is ready for grant writing. I can help you develop and put systems in place to streamline processes and set you up for success in your future grant writing endeavors.
Once systems are in place, we’ll write your compelling story, bring together your mission and vision statement, budget, create a needs statement and proposal narrative. All will be ready to cut and paste into grant applications.
Social Media Strategy
We’ll work together to establish your goals and which platforms will work best to meet those goals. Analytics are provided on a monthly basis to assess successes and areas for improvement.
We develop a plan and calendar that incorporates information and events that are important to your community and based on the social media strategy of your organization.
Content Creation, Copy Writing
We take your words and your tone mixed with compelling images to produce posts, messages, newsletters, and blog posts to fulfill your STRATEGY according to your CALENDAR
CAPACITY BUILDING: “The process of developing and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing world.” -Wikipedia. The ability of nonprofit organizations to fulfill their mission in an effective manner.
Capacity building isn’t just about the capacity of a nonprofit today — it’s about the organization’s ability to deliver its mission effectively now, and in the future; an investment in the effectiveness and future sustainability of your nonprofit.
Capacity building projects, can include identifying a communications strategy, improving volunteer recruitment, ensuring thoughtful leadership succession, updating a nonprofit’s technology, and improving how it measures its outcomes. When capacity building is successful. It strengthens a nonprofit’s ability to fulfill its mission over time and enhances the nonprofit’s ability to have a positive impact on lives and their communities.
TOP CAPACITY NEEDS OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
How virtual services meets your needs
Let’s face it, small nonprofits have staffing problems. The cost of working with virtual support services is lower than hiring staff. The organization doesn’t have to provide benefits, equipment, paid training, or taxes like you would a full time employee. It has been estimated that hiring virtual support can save up to 78% in operating costs per year.
For smaller nonprofit organizations, not having a physical address hinders their ability to find administrative support. Virtual support works from any location with an internet connection, a computer, and a phone.
Grant writing isn’t like other types of writing. It requires a unique combination of skills that must meld in a certain way to be most effective. Grant writers are in high demand because many nonprofits need additional help in putting together grant proposals. Having systems in plance to access pertinent information saves time, money, and stress.
In a world inter-connected by every conceivable form of media, the goal of reaching the right audience with the right message has never been more attainable. Today’s challenge is to carefully build a framework of communication customized to each application.
Generating New Ideas. Solving Big Problems
You probably tell your story every day when you’re asked questions about what you do. What does your nonprofit do? What is its mission? Who does your nonprofit benefit? What is the biggest problem you’re faced with right now? How much money does it take to run your nonprofit? What do you hope to accomplish in the next year? Five years? You may be comfortable verbally discussing your organization’s purpose, who you serve, goals, and visions but it’s not as easy writing it down. I’ll get your story written down or help you do it yourself. Your proposals will not only be more fun to write but also more enjoyable for the funder to read from the opening sentence to the closing paragraph.
Schedule a Discovery Call With Me
Let’s take 15 to 20 minutes to talk, discover your needs and see if working together would be a good fit!
Why 2200 Grantwriting & NONPROFIT Services is different
I want to set you up for success. Certainly, I am able to come in and do the necessary tasks to write successful proposals. But, I also want to help you put systems in place so that your organization is prepared for future opportunities without having to start all over again. My services include fine-tuning Mission and Vision Statements, establishing Goals & Objectives, a discovery process to identify strategic partnerships, board development to build and nurture important relationships, determining your desired outcome, evaluating and reporting your project or program results, and how to protect your relationship with grantmakers for future funding.
Managing social media doesn’t have to be complicated when systems are put in place. I can develop a calendar and automate postings to build your audience and bring attention to your cause and your organization.
By taking these tasks off your plate without the stress and money to hire a position within your organization, we’ll open up doors to unlimited possibilities.
VIRTUAL SUPPORT, REAL RESULTS!
I love a good story and I love to share stories. My career successes have been most rewarding when I’m identifying and developing meaningful and productive partnerships. Your story deserves to be told and your visions to come alive.
I become your partner and ally. I understand that the heart of developing proposals are communicating clearly definable and measurable activities and outcomes for your funders. Ultimately, they want to know that they are supporting some activity that will have an IMPACT. They need to understand what your “WHY & IT” are and how you’ll know and how they’ll know that your IT is creating a greater benefit to the community you serve and they want to support.