Grant Readiness AssessmenTS

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A great place to start for organizations unsure of where to begin the grant process or those organizations that would like an honest, independent assessment of their readiness to compete for grant funds and pointers to help your organization prepare for success.


Grant Funding Searches

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Acomprehensive list of foundation, state, and federal grant opportunities that are good matches with your organization's goals, needs, priorities, and programs.


On-Site Grant Writing Workshops

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One day, intensive grant-writing workshops for beginners and grant writers interested in increasing their skill set.


Individual Grant Writing Coaching/Editing

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A customizable grant writing strategy for your organization, provided funding options, and otherwise coach your organization through the grant process. We can provide our feedback and edit grant proposals you are currently working on or would like reviewed prior to submission.


Free Grant Writing Workshops in New Orleans

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Beginning in the fall of 2018. 


GRANT PROSPECT RESEARCH AND PIPELINE MANAGEMENT

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A “pipeline” is a list of prospective funders that includes details such as deadlines, areas of interest, and reasonable ask amounts. Our proprietary database draws on in-depth research on Form 990 returns, websites, news articles, and other documents – as well as feedback from five years in the business. We’ll winnow down a well-organized, high-probability pipeline for you. And we’ll do it efficiently, so that your fundraising campaign can take flight sooner.


PROPOSAL WRITING

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Your nonprofit is unique and deserves a unique presentation in grant applications. That’s why our team is committed to learning about your inspiration, your mission, your history, the community you serve, and all the good that you do. Our courteous and professional proposals emphasize those qualities that the prospective funder is most interested in. We keep track of deadlines and required enclosures – all you need to do is review and sign.


DONOR DATABASE SET-UP

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No matter how your nonprofit raises funds, a donor database is a wise investment in time and money. We can help you select a donor database and code, import, and/or migrate your existing data set.


OUTCOMES EVALUATION STRATEGY

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We'll help you decide which data-gathering techniques are right for your nonprofit and provide a comprehensive list of recommended software, methodologies, and local and/or national experts so that you can implement it efficiently.


WEBSITE DESIGN

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We’re passionate about helping nonprofits communicate their vision. An informative, user-friendly website is an important component of that. Using a custom theme unique to your nonprofit, we’ll create something that truly represents you to funders and the public.


PRESS RELEASES

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A press release is an excellent way to publicize an accomplishment, new construction, or upcoming event. Although web marketing is a more organic way to reach your supporters, never underestimate the influence of traditional media.


BLOGGING/WEB CONTENT

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We are happy to provide a solution for all your online content needs, whether big or small. From creating a single infographic to regularly generating engaging, search engine-optimized blog entries, we have you covered.


FUNDRAISING STRATEGY CONSULTATION

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At no cost to you, we’ll assess your nonprofit’s readiness and work with its board or development official to customize a great fundraising strategy. Covers strategies including grants (foundation, corporate, and government), direct mail, major gifts, planned giving, and endowment campaigns.


STRATEGIC PLANNING CONSULTATION (COMPREHENSIVE)

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No strategic plan in place? If your nonprofit is just starting out, recovering from a set-back, or simply trying to build on past success, let us help you clarify your long-term vision and build consensus around it within your organization. We’ll meet with your board and staff and connect them with financial advisors, marketing firms, data scientists, and other experts to create a rigorous, realistic blue print for future growth. 


FOLLOW-UP AND REPORTING

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Maintaining a great relationship with funders is the best guarantee of future support. We can help by making sure to send out timely, detailed follow-up reports and acknowledgments.


PROOF-READING AND EDITING

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If your nonprofit already has a list of prospects and/or prefers to have its own staff write grant applications, but would like a professional to review the materials before they are sent them off, we are happy to do so.