SEASONED GRANT WRITER &
Serving Nonprofit Organizations
in the San Francisco Bay Area and the East Bay
I’ve raised grants and advised on fundraising for clients in many fields — healthcare, disabilities, education, human services, youth programs, medical research, homelessness, food banks, and the arts. My experience has helped nonprofits land grants from foundations and corporations, benefiting organizations across the Bay Area and Northern California: in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Lafayette, Mountain View, Fremont, Concord, Monterey, Santa Clara, Sausalito, and Sonoma. And I’ve won grants and raised funds for nonprofits as far away as New York, Denver, Seattle, and Dallas.
GRANT WRITING SERVICES
An experienced grant writer, I’ve raised millions of dollars in grants from private, community, and corporate foundations, as well as from government agencies. Throughout my thirty years of work in development, I’ve gained familiarity with San Francisco Bay Area grant-makers. I know how to approach them and that experience will give your nonprofit a strategic advantage over the competition. I will identify your best prospects and make your case for winning support. My advanced grant prospect research, using sources like The Foundation Center (based in San Francisco), company websites, and 990 tax returns for foundations can turn up new grant prospects for you.
My expertise in writing compelling proposals and letters of intent can increase your grants. I’ve written grant proposals and submitted online grant applications on behalf of a variety of causes in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, including: children and youth programs, services and shelters for homeless people, medical centers and medical research, arts organizations, and support services for people with disabilities.
DIRECT MARKETING WRITING & CONSULTING
My thirty years of experience in fundraising can help you increase donations and win new donors. I can help you plan and execute your direct mail and online solicitation campaigns, resulting in timely mailings and e-mailings that are filled with appealing and informative content. I can help you make the best “ask” in the best way, weaving your organization’s unique stories into the copy. My writing and editing will put appeal into your:
Website, Blogs, and Social Media
Newsletters and Brochures
I can help you coordinate all aspects of your fundraising, communications, and grant development message. Integrated messaging will help you make the best case for support. I can help your cause get the attention it deserves.
ANNUAL GIVING CONSULTING
An annual giving program that can keep your donors giving around the calendar and in increasing amounts results from carefully planning the timing of your outreach (direct mail, email blasts, and events), and just as importantly, the way you thank and recognize people for their donations. I can help you set up a simple wills and bequests program and ensure that every mailing you send mentions the opportunity for your donors to make a bequest.
Call me today to talk about your needs: (925) 945-6470