Planning, Capacity Building, Project Devlopment, and Grant Writing
for rural communities, governments, non-profits, and groups with a vision.
Online Custom Coaching for Grants focuses on you. My Coaching teaches you "How to strategically take aim at what you need". While "funding" is always a common need, it is these three areas that make the difference. If your application doesn't convey and seamlessly connect these three key areas, it won't stand out.
1) The capacity of the organization
2) How the project is packaged
3) The benefits to the public
Thankfully, there are many grant writing courses out there, and they provide excellent step-by-step instruction. My coaching digs deeper to focus on developing the 3 Key Areas (above). This has always proven to be effective for the growth of the organization and for attracting money.
Throughout the past year, I was asked to hold online classes/coaching sessions at an affordable rate for small rural nonprofits and units of government. This is a great idea, affordable for even the smallest organization, and I feel confident that the 2-hour increments with homework in-between will present a steady pace customized to YOUR needs.
This is my goal - to prepare you to obtain whatever it is you need to achieve your goals. I am teaching you to do this work so you and your organization can gain strength, have an action plan in place to achieve your goals, and be ready to target a range of funding sources.
Online sessions are 2-Hours at $215; most clients need 2 to 4 sessions. We can go 4-hours in one sitting but 2-hour increments fit schedules better AND I will give you a checklist of items for you to research and discuss with your team BEFORE the next session.
A 20-minute pre-session is free. You will receive a checklist to prepare for your first session and I do not have any limit on how many people attend as long as everyone is focused on the same target. Please text me or email me to schedule your pre-session.
The big question:
Will I learn about where to find grants?
Yes. But you will learn to target them rather than aimlessly apply:)
Message me to schedule your pre-session review.
Here are some descriptions of session intent from different clients:
Small municipality required restrooms in the downtown area where no public restrooms were located. In 3 sessions we developed a project white paper with plan view map; identified 5 avenues for funding; outreach campaign to gain citizen and business awareness; and identified various income-producing activities.
Group of citizens needed guidance establishing a nonprofit organization that was needed to incubate a number of community initiatives. In 4 sessions we identified the action plan for moving forward including preparation for community meetings and IRS-required documentation.
County Government requested facilitation for in-house strategic planning and the development of action-oriented plan. 3 sessions plus drafting the action plan.
Town needed facilitation for large community meetings. The invite for residents revolved around "visioning our future". Coaching involved how to publicize; how to NOT take it personally; review of questions and how to track them; next steps and follow-through. 4 sessions (3 to prepare and 1 to transcribe the public session into actionable items).
Town needed to establish an entity that could help secure the community's most treasured industry: shrimping. Key objectives were: obtain support from the community; nonprofit status; fundraising; acquisition of property; outreach; long-range management plan.
Rural municipalities wanted downtown revitalization. Primary step was establishing solid capacity-building ability so they had an action plan; partners; community outreach scope of work; visioning session with the Board. 5 sessions.
Nonprofit asks for grant writing coaching so their organization stopped stressing every time a new grant opportunity arose. All of their time was being spent chasing too small grants. We started developing their objectives with focused avenues of funding outreach that coordinated with a newly revised budget. 3 sessions.
Municipality asked for coaching in writing a specific grant. They also wanted to begin writing their grants in-house so this first run proved to be an excellent learning process. 3 sessions.
Text or email Robin to set up a preliminary talk.