Training and Coaching
  • 45 Minutes-and-Focused
    • Easily fit into board/committee meetings
  • Make-&-Take
    • Example: Press releases, media advisories
    • Example: Elevator spiels 
  • Role-Playing 
    • Example: Preparing for funder site visits
  • Coaching For Individuals and Groups, 
    • Example: Efficient Meetings - The Chair's Role 
    • Example: Efficient Meetings - Everyone Else's Role
  • Customized


  • Fund Development 
  • Communications
  • Advocacy/Organizing Campaign Strategy 
  • Organizational Strategic Plans

Written Materials (creating)
  • Grant Applications
  • Press Releases
  • Newsletters 
  • Annual Reports 
Grant writers! Do you find yourself wishing for a second set of eyes ... someone to go over your grant app and help make:
-Your key points impossible to miss (for the reviewer who has to read a stack of applications in one night),
-Yours the proposal that the reviewer remembers and champions?

If so, you may be interested in my grant editing services: I work with applicants to make their applications stronger by addressing common problems. 


-Application talks about the organization’s needs, not the needs of the community served.
-Application details needs of community, but offers no evidence of those needs.
-Description of evaluation plan is a bit light on specifics (e.g. “An expert in ... will be identified and hired to perform rigorous analysis of the program’s efficacy. Findings will be disseminated among local nonprofits and treatment providers.”)
-Description of plans for ongoing funding is light on the details.
-Application doesn’t demonstrate the overlap between funder’s interests and applicant’s work.
-Instances of insider references/jargon/ unclear writing.

I can meet with you in-person to go over your grant application or I can work with you by phone and/or email.
- $100/hr. for organizations with budgets under $500,000 ($70/hr. for first-time users)
- $150/hr. for organizations with budgets of $500,000 or more ($100/hr. for first-time users)
A sampling of reviewers’ feedback on applications I have helped clients create:
- “… exceptionally well-written”
- “… how powerful to have you and your skill set on their team”
- “I am sincerely impressed with this grant.”
Interested in more info? Call me (Lisa) at 206.259.1093 or send me an email (