You want to work SMARTer, not harder, and your grant writing should do the same. When your grant strategy is Specific, Measured, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound, it is always successful and your organization will be awarded the funding it needs and deserves. Let me show you how.
I know that successful grant applications seamlessly integrate compelling stories with facts and statistics. I provide experienced, results-driven grant writing services for nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and individuals. My grant writing presents thorough research and humanizes the material making your proposals stand out among the competition. My collaborative and transparent approach evolved through understanding that every organization has specific funding goals and are at various stages of staffing and expertise. I am available for as much or as little assistance for which you are ready.
Grant Writing Training is in-house training with up to four staff, board members, and/or volunteers from your organization, completed in two 4-hour sessions. By training’s end, a final version of essential documents is grant-ready. A Development Strategy Appraisal is included. Electronic versions of each document are provided to your organization. Four hours of scheduled consultation following the training are provided as well.
Grant-Ready Package provides professionally developed documents, charts and tables, templates, and samples, that are formatted, and customized for best presentation in grant proposals. An overview of a Development Strategy Plan is included. Electronic versions of each document are provided to your organization. Four hours of scheduled consultation are provided as you complete your first proposals.
Grant Writing Coaching is an option which offers the benefit of professional research, writing, review, or editing of the parts and pieces of your grant strategy or proposal development that you find most challenging.
Let's get started on polishing grant proposal parts...
Grants research with Funding Matrix
Review, Edit Your Draft Proposal
Grants Calendar Set-up, Management
Letter(s) of Intent
Final Report, Evaluation
Review and Edit Your Proposal Draft
Research for program/project descriptions and needs
Needs Case Statement
Budget Development, Budget Narrative
Theory of Change
Comprehensive Grants Management includes exhaustive funder research and assessment, creation of a Grant Funding Matrix and 18-month Grants Management Calendar, full development, management, and submission of proposals and related processes, assistance with Final Reporting and Evaluation, and attendance at appropriate cause-related organization meetings and events; 6- or 12- month contract options. A Development Strategy Appraisal is also available.
" I learned more from you in that 1 hour than I learned in several of the classes I took! " -Diane
“Our budget was aggressive, but with Tarra’s abilities and persistence, we exceeded our grant funding goals by 22%.” -Jennifer
“We launched a pilot program in our town solely due to the grants we received. We are a young nonprofit and Tarra knew how to focus on our strengths and the likelihood of the program’s success to get the money we needed.” -David
After a thorough grammar and spell check, look for consistency in spacing, fonts, and other mechanics, and always have a pair of fresh eyes read the proposal start to finish for readability and comments.
The CareSource Foundation provides grants to non-profit organizations who impact children, adults and families in areas that mirror the social determinants of health. Those include: