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Stakeholder planning meeting
Stakeholder planning and onboarding meeting are typically scheduled once a funding opportunity is identified with the expressed purpose to review timelines, data and information needs, documentation needs, etc. Please Note: We strongly recommend that project work start between 60 to 30 days before a proposal or report deadline.
Draft and Feedback
We believe that the proposal development process is an iterative process. Meaning our clients should see drafts and provide feedback on all documents required for each proposal. To this end, we encourage regular project meetings.
We are happy to provide uploading and submitting services on behalf of our clients. We typically upload all documents to the proposal platform on behalf of our clients. They then have the option to submit the proposal or have us submit on their behalf.
Proposal Feedback & Follow-Up
As a best practice, we expect (regardless of the outcome) to received copies of all reviewers scoring and comments. We believe this helps improve our process as a consulting firm. We review the reviewer’s feedback with the client and make appropriate action plans for improvement.
Organizations that choose to work with us, are involved every step of the way. From the initial crafting of a funding menu, through the proposal preparation process, and during the evaluation process, it truly is a collaborative, hands-on approach. These organizations also have a common goal to develop, fund, and implement innovative STEM-based solutions to various social, cultural, or environmental issues.
Unlike most of our competitors, we do not take an incentive, contingency, or success fees. We uphold the ethics of the Grant Professional Association (GPA), American Evaluation Association (AEA), follow the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and follow the federal government’s Uniform Guidance regulations §200.209.
While we can not guarantee that every opportunity we identify will fund a client, or that every proposal we write will be funded, or that your evaluation report will indicate that your program’s goals & objectives will be achieved. However, we CAN guarantee a tailored approach grounded in the latest in best-practices, appropriate methodology, and professional experience. We approach our work with clients as a partnership. The road to securing funding is not a quick process. We prioritize ongoing engagements that allow us to help our clients reach their goals and grow their success over time.
Our Track Record
Since 2013, we have helped organizations secure more than $60 million in grant funding. We have experience in developing and crafting high-quality highly-competitive proposals to foundations, corporate grantmakers, and government funders at every level.Read More
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