Let Our Team Help Build Your Grant Seeking Capacity
DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services offers a full-service suite of grant writing and consulting services including auditing grant readiness, researching funders, writing applications, and facilitating grant teams. As our client, you receive tailored services based on the current internal capacity of your organization to ensure maximum grant seeking success. Our team has secured more than $55.4 million in competitive grant awards for our clients and looks forward to assisting you and your organization in furthering your mission.
The GRASP Tool is a 10-minute grant readiness assessment questionnaire that will give you a specific measurement of your organization’s grant readiness.
Let our research team help you develop and/or expand your grant calendar by doing your grantmaker research for you!
As part of the grantmaker research process our team will:
- Search for corporate, family, public, private and corporate grantmakers on the local, regional and national level. We use our in-house records, subscription-based databases including The Foundation Directory Online and GrantStation, as well as other sources in conducting the research.
- Review and assess your current grantmaker relationships to understand current funding relationships and opportunities pursued.
- Prepare a comprehensive report of potential funders that align with the client’s strategic plan and goals to grow grant revenue. The report will include due dates, appropriate request amounts, and application procedures/timelines for any funding sources identified.
- Present recommendations on funders to approach first and strategies for approaching prioritized funders.
- Present funding search materials in a user-friendly electronic format (typically Google Drive, but we are flexible based on your technology needs!) which can be used as an ongoing reference source when pursuing future funding.
- Work with the client to finalize your grant calendar for the next year.
- Finalize a plan for approaching the identified funders/applications and establishing timelines for applying to the identified funders/applications.
As part of the grant writing and editing process, you can expect our team to complete the following activities as appropriate to your organization’s internal staff capacity and needs:
- Gather detailed information about your organization’s programs and activities.
- Work from existing logic models and program plan documents to develop grant proposals.
- Conduct research as needed in order to strengthen your grant proposal.
- Provide support and consultation for any special requirements of the funder.
- Write and tailor letter of inquiry and grant proposal(s) to each grantmaker’s specific requirements.
- Provide editing suggestions and proposal critiques to assist your staff in strengthening proposals and increasing chances for success.
Our mission is to assist nonprofits in increasing their capacity to seek and manage grant funds in as a competitive manner as possible. To achieve this mission, our team of Grant Professionals Association Approved Trainers offer grant writing workshops and webinars to nonprofit organizations.
These grant writing workshops are offered both in person and via webinar and are typically structured so they:
- Are small group or classroom-size workshops designed to enhance the grant writing skills of the participants.
- Provide participants with information about what foundations are looking for in proposals/programs.
- Provide participants with handouts and materials, including case studies.
Instead of wondering how your proposal will fare against the review process, you can increase the competitiveness of your application by having your application go through a mock grant review prior to finalizing the application for submission. This process is a proven way to increase your competitiveness in state and federal grant applications.
As part of the mock grant review process, you can expect our team to complete the following activities as appropriate to your organization’s needs:
- Convene team to review your completed grant application, prior to formal submission, following the scoring rubric of the grantmaker.
- Provide content edits and scoring feedback specific to the scoring rubric of the grantmaker.
- Provide a summary of edits and comments based on the scoring rubric of the grantmaker.
- Provide a second review of the completed grant application, if requested, prior to submission.
- If a member of our team was also the lead writer for the application being mock reviewed, the team assembled for the process will not include the lead grant consultant or supportive junior grant consultant who wrote or edited the application.
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