What types of grants do you write?
I specialize in federal grants for informal education including to the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Are you good at writing grants? How do I know?
Absolutely! I have written 13 federal grants earning over $5,000,000 for informal education projects, and helped with several more. I’ve also reviewed federal grants and understand the evaluation process.
While I’m good at writing grants, that’s not why you want me on your grant development team. I am successful because I understand that the basis of a successful grant is the project you propose. My superpower is helping teams craft logical projects that have the potential for meaningful impacts. Then, I help you write your vision in a clear, compelling way for funders.
How do you develop a grant proposal?
I am most useful to organizations as a project planner as well as grant writer. The vision for the project comes from you and your stakeholders, but I can act as the facilitator of the development process. In this role, I usually:
Facilitate stakeholder meetings that elicit both playful creativity and strategic thinking.
Help you choose the best grant opportunity for your project.
Capture the internal logic of the project.
Conduct supporting research.
Help you identify and build relationships with potential collaborators including partners, advisors, and evaluators.
Write proposal documents (e.g. narrative, logic models, budget justification, etc.).
If you have a grant proposal in mind, I encourage you to contact me as soon as possible. Getting an early start will reserve my time during busy grant seasons and ensure that you have the best product.