Grant Writing and Grant Prospect Research Services
Why We're Unique . . .
We are Passionate - First and foremost on our list is that we are passionate. We are passionate about fundraising, grantwriting, nonprofit causes and your agency. If we take on your account, we will be one of your organization's best "cheerleaders."
We are a “Quick Study”- Regardless of the initiative, we are able to quickly understand the nature of your organization and your program and to create a persuasive, focused grant submission. Being able to learn, research and write quickly saves our clients money.
We are Highly Organized in our Writing Style – You will find that our style of writing is clear and succinct. We attribute our fundraising success to the fact that our proposals are easily read and answer the funder’s questions directly and thoroughly. We are Skilled – Our firm is experienced at helping an organization tell its story accurately and passionately. We are aptly skilled at incorporating research statistics to “sell” your agency and program/project. We know that funders want to associate themselves with reputable agencies and projects with achievable objectives. They are looking for maximum R.O.I. (return on investment) and exciting projects they want to be associated with. We Handle the Whole Project From Start to Finish – Our extensive experience in planning programs and events has enabled us to create fundraising documents with little assistance from our clients, who are busy professionals with little time for meetings and phone calls. We will create the entire grant including program description/implementation details, objectives, target market, staffing, outcomes/evaluation, budgets, attachments and even cover letter - - given to you ready to sign and mail. We Possess Corporate and Nonprofit Experience – Howie Marketing & Consulting is unique in that our expertise is in both the business world and nonprofit community. Our specialists provide a fresh “business” perspective to an agency’s fundraising efforts and the communication materials needed to represent the agency. We understand what a corporate funder is seeking -- clear objectives, tangible outcomes, cost-effectiveness, and a proven record of success. We Become a Part of Your Team – Because we’ve worked in nonprofit agencies, we are able to become an active member of your management team, endeavoring to quickly integrate ourselves into your strategic planning process. We have first-hand knowledge of the responsibilities faced by trustees and staff. In addition to our skilled writing services, our duties include working with staff members, attending internal meetings, attending funder webinars, calling funders on your behalf, etc. We are Connected – We know many of the area’s funding sources, including foundations and corporate funders.
We are Pros at Researching – We subscribe to dozens of database search directories and listservs/grant RFP alerts. We stay on top of the available funding for you. We are Affordable – Because we are a small firm, we are able to keep our overhead low and charge cost-effective and affordable rates in comparison to large fundraising companies.