What Others Are Saying About Sound Grants…
“The support Bev provided me in identifying private funding matches for Phoenix Housing Network and assisting with grant applications and reports resulted in a significant increase in successful private foundation awards for our program.”(Debbie Cato, former Housing Director, Phoenix Housing Network)
“Sound Grants has been an incredible asset to Etta Projects. The research, writing, and advice have far exceeded all our expectations. Beverly Kincaid, our consultant, has provided excellent, knowledgeable, and professional service on every level. Acquiring grants for our young international NGO has not been easy but through the diligence of Sound Grants we have found several successful matches.”(Pennye Nixon-West, Executive Director, Etta Projects www.ettaprojects.org)
"Sound Grants was a great choice for our organization. We had very little
money with which to develop some of our new initiatives. To date, all of our proposals have resulted in funding. In working with Sound Grants I always felt a sense of respect for how our monies were being utilized and a sincere interest in helping us to better serve persons with disabilities.” (Jill Robinson, Executive Director, Peninsula Services www.kitsapezearth.com)
“Bev was instrumental in getting grant funds for the Thurston County Sheriff's Jeep Patrol, an all-volunteer search and rescue group. She provided invaluable guidance in rewording our mission statement, locating funding sources, and preparing grant requests. We now have the equipment we needed to better serve the public in the event of emergencies and disasters. She was a definite asset and a pleasure to work with.” (Jim Owsley, Captain, Thurston County Sheriff’s Jeep Patrol www.JeepPatrol.org)
Why Hire a Grant Professional?
There are many reasons why organizations select a consultant to perform funding research and project and proposal development. A consultant can help expand your organization’s funding capabilities while your staff attends to the day-to-day operations of the agency. My experience has shown me that one or more of the following scenarios is inherent in many non-profit organizations:
- Work overload
- Deadlines that cannot be met by existing staff
- Re-allocation of organizational resources
- Lack of grant writing skills among agency staff
- Inability of program managers to maintain a fresh and objective perspective in proposal writing
- Insufficient resources to maintain a grant writer on staff
- Agency’s grant writing needs do not warrant having a dedicated staff person for that purpose
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