Business Services

Deliver your company message through grants and marketing content.

As a poet with four published books of poetry, I bring a special understanding of the power and importance of words to everything I write. How you say something really does matter. Clear, succinct, creative language (without typos or grammatical mistakes, of course!) is more than just a pleasure to read. It sends a message about the kind of thinker you are, how much imagination you bring to what you do and whether you catch the little mistakes that, unchecked, can turn into large problems. With so many organizations and businesses competing for customers and funding, you need to make sure your message stands out for the right reasons.

Proposals: Having been on the side of the grant maker as well as the grant seeker, I have a unique understanding of what makes a successful grant proposal.  I’ve won over $1.5 million in grant awards for my nonprofit clients, including grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and United Way of Central Maryland.  I also provide funding source research to ensure clients direct their proposals to appropriate foundations interested in funding their organizations’ programs.

Marketing, public relations and fund raising materials: I develop themes and write copy for annual reports, brochures, case statements, newsletters, newspaper and magazine articles, press releases, fund raising letters and fact sheets.

Management reporting: Using the Internet and other sources, I prepare summary reports for decision-makers.

Course Development and Training: I’ve developed curriculum and taught courses in grant writing, personal and mainframe computer software applications, and poetry and journaling for individuals and clients, including Howard County Department of Parks and Recreation and Baltimore County Department of Aging.

Topics I’ve researched and written about include after-school programs, bereavement, charitable giving, children with disabilities, community development, computer software, cultural arts, domestic violence, education, the environment, “green” construction, healthcare, high school drop-outs, housing, literacy, military family support, the mortgage industry, sports and recreation, U.S. fiscal policy and economic indicators, and youth development.  I was one of two writers and researchers of Vision Howard County’s “Report on Leading Indicators.”

 

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