Hey, I'm Shavonn.
It's nice to meet you.
Why are you here today? You are here because grant writing is hard work. It takes a lot of time and talent to find grants and write grants that win.
First things first- let's talk. We'd love to learn more about your organization.
Shavonn Richardson, MBA, GPC
Founder, Think and Ink Grants™
Based in Atlanta, GA, Think and Ink Grants helps your 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
"think" through your grant-seeking strategy and "ink" your next grant.
We specialize in grants supporting women, children, health, and education.
Our grant writers and nonprofit consultants provide the following end-to-end grant-seeking support services under one roof: nonprofit consulting, grant research, grant writing, grant management, and evaluation services.
Our clients are large 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, government entities, and health organizations across the country.
Sounds like something that would work for you?
Contact us today to speak with one of our
grant writers or consultants.
Are you looking for grant writers in Atlanta, Georgia or across the United States, to fuel your specific organization’s needs?
Your journey starts now.
There are thousands of different grants available through funders.
Yes, it's a long list—but there are a few things you can do to hone in on the ones that will specifically support your goals.
Based in Atlanta, GA, Think and Ink Grants™ helps you "think" then "ink" your next grant opportunity. Our team has over 50 years of combined experience and has leveraged over $25 million for our clients.
Our mission is to find the perfect grants, win them, and manage them so our clients build a consistent and strong relationship with funders.
If you’re interested in getting the right grants for your organization and building amazing funder relationships, continue reading...
ARE YOU A SMALLER NONPROFIT?
Introducing our "Get.Grants.Better." Membership for Small Nonprofits
The world may call you "small", but to us, you are a nonprofit growing, excelling, and ready to soar.
As an alternative to our traditional offering and designed just for smaller nonprofits, our new Get.Grants.Better.® for Small Nonprofits offers services adapted to support big visions within a limited budget.
If your operating budget is less than $2 million, speak with one of our dedicated specialists.
If your budget is $3 million or more, learn more about our traditional offering below.
Maximize your grant seeking through our three-phased Think and Ink Grants™ Approach
Phase 1: Nonprofit Consulting and Grant Research
It all starts with finding the right grant opportunities that will help you achieve your goals.
The first phase of our grant-seeking process is Nonprofit Consulting and Grant Research. In this phase, it’s important to be able to clearly articulate and define your organization with each specific funder in mind.
The first step of this phase is developing three funder-ready organizational goals:
Your Community Impact
The second step is developing an initial funder list that aligns with all of your specific initiatives.
We’ll take a comprehensive look at all the funders available to you, then match their experience with your organization's initiatives. This results in a highly targeted list of funder opportunities that appeal to the funders’ interests while also fulfilling your organizational needs.
Phase 2: Grant Writing
Wondering about the most effective way to win grants and find the perfect grant writer?
One thing you probably know is that funders are inundated with grant applications. So, naturally, finding a way to stand out is important. That’s why we use a specific formula to create our competitive proposals through our Think and Ink Grants Grant Writing process.
We know that funders are looking for a very specific set of items in each application they get—and the more aligned you are with what an individual funder is looking for, the higher your chance of success becomes.
Our second phase involves developing your competitive proposal by writing grants for all of the targeted funders found in phase one. Using the research we’ve gathered, our Grant Writing process handcrafts each proposal to clearly position your organization's missions and initiatives as a prime candidate.
Competitive proposals must:
Align your program with the funder’s funding interests.
Explain why your program and organization is unique.
Incorporate your program's potential for community impact.
Demonstrate that you have the capacity to execute the project.
Demonstrate your past successes.
Clearly define the roadmap to success.
Explain how you will measure and evaluate success (short and long term).
Prove your program is sustainable beyond the funding period.
Phase 3: Grant Management and Evaluation
Where do most organizations drop the ball when receiving grant funding?
After years of grant consulting we’ve seen all the struggles organizations go through to find, receive, and maintain funding.
What we’re about to share is one of the largest mistakes we see organizations make: Most organizations do not manage the funder relationship appropriately or set up the correct processes to keep funding relationships strong.
One factor a lot of organizations overlook is the importance of having a comprehensive grant management system in place and the importance of evaluating and reporting the success of your program.
All funder requirements are different. Some need varying levels of weekly or monthly reports, while sometimes funding installments are directly tied to your progress on specific initiatives.
Having a comprehensive reporting system that clearly shows the progress you’ve made toward your goals is critical to developing and maintaining a good relationship with funders.
If you don’t develop a comprehensive reporting system you could end up:
Not receiving the full amount of funding available to you.
Be excluded from future funding opportunities.
Undergoing legal and financial consequences.
Putting a defined process in place to easily measure, evaluate, and report your initiatives will allow you to develop strong funder relationships and tell your story. All of which, when done correctly, will make your future funding needs more manageable.
Think and Ink Grants can help you transform your grant seeking.
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