Spearman Consulting

Grant Research, Writing, and Review

Did you know that the most critical aspect of writing successful grants starts with effectively researching grant opportunities? With so many meaningful organizations and limited funds, federal and foundation funders look to invest in organizations whose missions and programs closely align with their funding priorities or focuses. It can be extremely time consuming to research and qualify funders nationwide to ensure you do not miss out on potential matches.

Once you identify potential grant funders for your organization, how can you craft a proposal that will set your organization and your mission apart from others? I can help guide you through the process of building a relationship with a foundation and preparing LOIs, narratives, budgets, attachments and required forms for submission. 

Have you written successful grants in the past but suddenly find your proposals are being received less favorably or feeling stale? Chances are, your grant writing efforts have come to involve more cutting and pasting than actual writing. It can be difficult to find ways to reenergize your grant proposals, especially when you’re submitting multiple proposals throughout the year. After a review of your past grant proposals, I can make recommendations on new verbiage to use, other aspects of your organization or programs to highlight, or how you can better tell your story to keep your grants fresh and appealing.

As a grant writer, I secured over $2,100,000 in 2017 for my clients.