Grantswriting, Prospect Research, Individuals, and Development Audits
Just being a great nonprofit won’t get you funded anymore. The money goes to organizations that know who and when to ask, what to ask for and how much to request. VMJA services help secure funding for your nonprofit in a hyper-competitive philanthropic market.
VMJA has helped clients secure $100,000+ grants at five times the rate of their peers. Our grantswriting services are tailored to your needs. VMJA can develop a complete proposal package, with narrative, budget, and attachments, adapt proposals to different funders or refresh your copy to make your proposals sing.
VMJA research can identify new funders for your cause, advising you on the best program match, who to contact and how much to request. VMJA can develop extensive lists of potential funders or conduct in-depth research on a few hot prospects. In a time of rapidly changing foundation and corporate giving priorities, up-to-date research can be critical to balancing your budget.
Receiving big gifts for a cause you champion is thrilling. VMJA can help you identify, cultivate and solicit contributions from those who’ll share your enthusiasm. We can prep you with research and tailored recommendations before you ask. We can debrief you after your call, showing you how to keep and engage donors. And our signature Golden Ask training can show reluctant board members five simple steps to successful and authentic fundraising.
Like your annual check-up, a development audit scans your fundraising health and effectiveness. Your ten-point audit will benchmark your current performance, identify missed opportunities and suggests areas for improvement. The scorecard you’ll receive is a sound foundation upon which you can build your development plan, and gives you a chance to “get your house in order,” before adding staff or launching a capital campaign.