Our GrantWriter USA team represents a diverse cross
section of non-profit fundraisers, grantwriters, college educators, philanthropists, corporate executives and
private business entrepreneurs. We have over 25 years of experience in many disciplines. Our expertise
integrates conceptual knowledge with our own experience to generate powerful and practical insights about
grantseeking and corporate management grantmaking. The learning stems from a variety of activities including job
experiences, classes, seminars, small group discussions, and individual study. We will incorporate the best
ideas in non-profit management, philanthropy and corporate citizenship and share substantive insights and
practical experiences that will help those who do the important work of improving society do it even better. In
addition to our grantwriting we will assist (if needed) in:
Reviewing the results achieved by
management as compared with the Organization’s philosophy, annual and long range goals, and the performance
of similar organizations.
Be certain that the financial
structure of the Organization is adequate for its current needs and its long-range
Provide candid and constructive
criticism, advice, and comments.
Help in approving major actions of
the Organization, such as capital expenditures and major program and service changes.
Some non-profits are lucky enough to have a vision of
what they would like the organization to be doing in twenty years. Others have no idea, and are testing the
waters to see where they fit in the broad range of opportunities available in the non-profit sector. Regardless
of which group you are in, ask yourself the following question: If you could make an impact in our world right
now, given your educational background and experience, what would it be?
All of these answers to these questions become less
of a burden when funding becomes readily available for whatever program or initiative that your Organization
clearly represents. Many employees or volunteers in non-profit Organizations do not really care what
position they fill, as long as they are helping to promote an issue about which they are passionate.
Grantwriting is a science that requires special techniques; many non-profits simply have need for grantwriters
but do not focus on this as their priority. Though it is not a reflection of the non-profit Organization’s work,
fundraising and grants are essential to establishing the non-profit's sustainability. Therefore, grantwriting is
something that must be part of any non-profit's fundraising portfolio.
Concerning grants, GWUSA has been involved in all types of grant searches,
application writing, RFP’s, LOI’s and budget preparation and has worked with large and small non-profit boards. We
are familiar with 501(C) 3, & 990 forms.
GWUSA has also submitted grants electronically through file transfers or E-Mail attachments.
GWUSA has assisted in getting matching grants and generating start-up funding for
new companies and organizations. We are well acquainted with the overabundance of paperwork involved.
We have worked on corporate and non-profit annual giving efforts and capital
We have also done work in community development, health and human services. We
have relationships with a number of people who sit on foundation boards.
Once a contract is signed with a client
we research potential funders and write Letters of Inquiry (LOI) or Request for Proposal (RFP) to find out if the
funder is interested in providing funding for that particular project. Once the potential funder establishes
interest, we then submit a full proposal following their guidelines to them on behalf of the client. We also write
Corporate Letters for clients seeking smaller or appropriate amounts of money or in-kind support such as equipment
or services. We will enable your Organization to realize and fulfill your aspirations by being a bridge between
your Organization and the funder. We expect upon our joint venture to be able to communicate the passion of your
work to the funder.
We direct our clients through the entire
procedure and educate them toward self-sufficiency so at the end of the grantwriting process they can repeat the
method for themselves.
As experienced grant writers, our goal is to offer you services about seeking grants from basic
information (research) to more elaborate services (complete grant process).