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DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services, LLC has secured more than $32 million (and counting!) in competitive grant awards for its clients since it was founded in 2006. These awards are from a variety of grant making organizations including private and public foundations, corporate foundations, family foundations, state/local government agencies and federal agencies.

Some recent client testimonials provided by those leaders and staff members who have worked with the team at DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services, LLC include:

“It is a great pleasure to recommend Diane and her exceptional team at DH Leonard Consulting. With her firm’s assistance, North Carolina New Schools was successful in securing a $20 million i3 scale up grant from the U.S. Department of Education. This was an incredibly complex and challenging proposal; with their help, what seemed impossible became possible. Her expertise, strategic and thoughtful approaches, great communication, and flexibility were tremendous assets in this process. They are adept with program development, proposal writing, budget development, logic models and much more. I highly recommend Diane and DH Leonard Consulting and am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with them.”
– Sylvia DuRant

“Diane is a consummate professional she understands grants, is professional and can draft, execute and meet any and all deadlines, all with a smile on her face. I recommend Diane to work with you on any project, as she as the uncanny ability to make your deadline hers.”
-Kim Shapiro

“Diane is an articulate, productive and successful grant writer and colleague. She is thorough, detail oriented and able to glean useful information from email and phone conversations that translates into successful grants and evaluations.

I am grateful for her teamwork, her ability to listen to the unique needs of the people that I serve and for producing tangible results from our efforts.

I also appreciate her flexibility, sense of humor and quick response time to deadlines and demands from funders.”
– Ruth Almén

“Diane has been a tremendous asset to our organization. She has been invaluable iIn helping us being able to find funding to realize the implementation of our current strategic plan. Her ability to assist us in researching financial support for our good works has allowed us to be more responsive to our community and our mission.”
– Mark Zirnheld

“I have had the absolute pleasure of working with Diane on numerous projects over the past seven years. She is an excellent grant writer with the keen ability to capture exactly what funders are looking for. She also has the eye for the smallest of details that makes sure all the i’s are dotted and the t’s crossed.”
– Marc Berke

“Thanks to Diane’s guidance and expertise as a consultant to Save The River over the past few years, the organization significantly increased the number of grants received in support of our programs. From providing valuable strategic advice for our annual planning to handling the nitty gritty of application details, Diane was a positive and knowledgeable partner as we pursued our goals of increasing annual grant funding. She has a strong ability to quickly grasp and articulate in writing the details of an organization’s vision and programs and an eye for matching potential grant opportunities with the organization’s program needs. Diane is also very organized and clear in her expectations for each project she pursues.

Diane consistently went above and beyond my expectations each time I worked with her. I highly recommend her services.”
– Jennifer Caddick

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