Incorporate as a NonProfit
Many organizations realize that it is easier to pursue and secure grant funding if they register as a non-profit corporation. The process of acquiring a non-profit corporation certification can be time consuming and technical. Foley Jones & Associates can help you by developing the 501(c)(3) application package including bylaws and articles of incorporation.
Strategic planning is all about making choices. It is a process designed to support organizations in being intentional about its goals and methods, focusing the vision and priorities in response to a changing environment and ensuring that members of the organization are working toward the same goals. It also guides the acquisition and allocation of resources to achieve the strategic goals. Foley Jones & Associates have had extensive experience facilitating the strategic planning process in private, public, education and nonprofit organizations. Our consultants have participated in over 100 projects in the past 15 years facilitating business plan development, strategic planning, capital campaigns, community development, marketing, and data collection and analysis.
Setting your fundraising goals is an important part of the nonprofit budgeting process as well as an integral part of the organization’s strategic plan. A fund development plan is a strategy designed to identify and secure resources needed to advance the mission and strategic goals of the organization. Foley Jones & Associates will work with your team to create a unique and dynamic fund development plan that addresses your organization’s short and long-term fundraising needs. Each plan includes overarching goals, broad strategies on how to meet these goals, more specific objectives, and detailed action steps on how to achieve each objective. The action steps include a timeline, person(s) responsible, and budget.
Grant Research Services
Our grant writing team will research upcoming funding opportunities that align with your organization’s mission. Foley Jones & Associates will provide twice monthly email notification of upcoming grant competitions (with abstracts, deadlines, and odds of funding) for which you are eligible to apply and likely to be awarded. We also offer ongoing (phone and email) coaching for organization staff on communicating with foundation funders. The grant research typically includes 2-10 potential funding sources per month focused on those funding opportunities that are most appropriate to your needs. We will then meet with you to prioritize funding opportunities and establish your grant development plan.
Grant Proposal Writing
Foley Jones & Associates professional proposal writing services include preparation of a written summary of the Request for Application/Proposal (RFA/RFP) requirements and information needed to complete each proposal, facilitation of the planning of the grant program design (with your organization and its partners), development of the full narrative and budget, assistance with development of letters of support, and submission of the proposal. Every step of the grant process is designed to incorporate strategic planning between our expert grant writing team and your staff and stakeholders so that the grant program produces results and solutions that are focused on addressing your needs. Foley Jones & Associates provide a personalized approach; each grant is as unique as each client.
Foley Jones & Associates expert grant writers are able to perform a comprehensive review of your grant application prior to submission. We will provide a review of your draft application using grant guidelines/rubrics and provide written comments for each page to include strengths and weakness of the proposal.