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Grantwriting

By day, I am a fundraising consultant who offers non-profits a full range of services focused on the grantseeking process, program evaluation and marketing.  Grantwriting is the main service that I provide – the crafting of proposals that maximize an organization’s changes of being funded. I also work with clients to help develop and support in-house grantwriting talent, both through short-term editing projects and longer-term mentorship.

I came to development from a 15-year legal career, most recently as EVP and General Counsel to an internet marketing firm with more than $200 million in annual revenues at its peak. For me, grantwriting was the perfect bridge between legal writing and novel writing, since I believe that grant applications have a story arc all their own (set up in the Need section, expanded on in Programs, then brought to its climax in Outcomes and Impact).

In 15 years, the grants I have written have raised more than $26 million (!) for the amazing organizations I am proud to have represented.  Clients for whom I have written winning grants include:

Beit T’Shuvah
Chrysalis
Community Advocates
Daniel Pearl Foundation
The ETTA Center
Global Children’s Organization
Green Dot Public Schools
Homeless Not Toothless
Program for Torture Victims
Public Interest Pictures
Rock the Classroom
San Jose First Community Services
School on Wheels
SRO Housing Corporation
Sound Body, Sound Mind
Venice Family Clinic
Viewpoints Research Institute
Village Family Services
Westside Children’s Center
Wonder of Reading

 

 

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