Directory of Nonprofit and Social Sector Consultants – Grantwriting

The Directory of Nonprofit and Social Sector Consultants is a service of GivingCity in conjunction with the professional group of local consultants, some of whom have opted to be listed here. Please feel free to contact any of the consultants here for information.

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Aging is Cool

Contact: | 512-592-2805

Amy Temperley

The silver tsunami has arrived! With it comes the opportunity to support, protect and enhance the lives of aging adults all over Austin. Aging is Cool provides comprehensive support and innovative solutions for non-profit and for-profit companies who serve older adults or are interested in adding older adult programming.

Recent Clients:
Drive a Senior Network
AGE of Central Texas
Coming of Age

Breakwater Light Consulting

Contact: | 512-581-1938

Jennie Birkholz Breakwater Light partners with social service organizations and businesses with a custom offering of services to meet their unique needs. Breakwater specializes in establishing and improving clinical outcomes, developing and enhancing programs, and boosting financial gains. Consultant services also include trauma-informed care organizational assessments, training and coaching for all types of organizations so they can be sensitive to the needs of persons who have experienced trauma with the goal to increase quality outcomes, reduce negative incidences and reduce costs. The consultant is a SAMHSA certified trainer in trauma-informed care.

Recent Clients:
The Pavilion Clubhouse Foundations/Grantwriting

Kathleen Burnside

Contact: | 512-773-3382

The organizations Kathleen has worked with over the past 16 years have experienced significant increases in grant income as a result of her work. In addition to writing foundation proposals, she has extensive, successful experience writing federal, state, and local grant proposals. She helps organizations re-frame their goals to communicate the good they do and develops projects that appeal to funders.

Recent Clients:
Communities for Recovery Texas
CASA ARISE (works with Women in the colonias of South Texas)

Corcoran & Co

Contact: | 512-551-3723

Victoria Corcoran
Day Fariss
Julia Null Smith
Annie Albrecht

Fundraising is never one-size-fits-all. Corcoran & Co helps large and small nonprofits assess their opportunities, build donor-centric messages and practices, and come up with customized plans that work for their specific culture, staff, and donors. We help close the gap between where you are and where you want to be. Coaching, assessments, strategic planning, events, donor-centric communications, feasibility studies — we bring expertise and enthusiasm to every client and every project.

Recent Clients:
El Buen Samaritano
Mission Capital
Dripping Springs Community Library

Susannah Erler

Contact:  512-466-0791

Susannah helps nonprofits. She holds a master’s degree in Business with an Arts Administration (Nonprofit) specialization; is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE);  is a grant writer who has obtained over $10 million in funds for nonprofit organizations; is a certified and experienced Interim Executive Director; leads workshops in social media best practices; creates networking and learning events for nonprofit professionals, and more.  Let’s talk about ways to support our community and the world. Susannah Erler – Greater Good Nonprofit Strategies.

Recent Clients:
Texas Grants Resource Center
Literacy Coalition of Central Texas
Women’s Community Center of Central Texas
Austin Community College

Dianna Grey

Contact: | 512-228-8785

Consulting services related to affordable housing, health, and social services, with a focus on permanent supportive housing for homeless and disabled populations.

Recent Clients:
Integral Care
Ending Community Homelessness Coalition
Caritas of Austin

Chris Marcum

Contact: | 512-894-3204

PaCRS helps nonprofit organizations build capacity and sustainability via strategic grant-seeking and grant management. Sixteenth year serving Central Texas.

Recent Clients:
Manos de Cristo
AGE of Central Texas

Seeds for Change Consulting, LLC

Contact: | 512-751-6161

Rebecca Borchers
Carolyn Haney
Bergan Casey
August Harris
Stacy Ehrlich
Amy Nunn
Erica Ekwurzel
Andrea Torres

Founded in 2004, we are a full service, customized consulting firm with wide and deep expertise across all things non-profit: strategic planning, communications, fundraising, grants management, board and leadership development, talent searches and more. Individually and collectively, our team of 9 is hands on, affordable, comprehensive, and down to earth.

Recent Clients:
Association of Fundraising Professionals – Greater Austin Chapter
The Front Porch and All Saints Episcopal Church
Fin & Fur Film Productions, LLC and Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation

Melissa Stewart, LCSW

Contact: | 512-423-8344

Identify your Impact. Measure your Results. Non profits exist to develop programs that reach their target audience and provide maximum impact. But developing programs alone isn’t good enough. Each program must be able to show what makes it unique, what the impact is and what the long-term results are. Melissa Stewart Consulting was founded on a fundamental belief that non-profits need to be able to tell their stories in impactful ways. Not only do funders and donors want to know this information but the public space demands it. The competition for funding, donations and resources is fierce – so how do you stand out?

Recent Clients:
Any Baby Can
Creative Action
Austin Parks Foundation

True Casa Consulting, LLC

Contact: | 512-924-3479

Kate Moore, Co-Founder
Jennifer Hicks, Co-Founder

True Casa Consulting provides comprehensive affordable housing and support services consulting. Our services include affordable housing development, government grant applications, civic engagement, affordable housing financial structuring, technical assistance on program implementation, and affordable housing policy solutions.

Recent Clients:
Foundation Communities
Easter Seals of Central Texas
Technical Assistance Collaborative

Elizabeth Vela Consulting

Contact: | 512-461-8490

Needs assessments, budget development, board development, strategic planning, program planning, funding development and prospecting, grant writing, evaluation, survey and focus group design and development, high-level data analysis and policy writing.

Recent Clients:
Nest Foundation (CA)
Texas Health Institute
Texas Insight

Woollard Nichols & Associates

Contact: | (512) 940-9739

Sam Woollard, Principal
Carol Johnson, Associate
Kelly Nichols, Principal
Andrea Torres, Associate
Lily Wein, Project Manager
Jennie Birkholz, Associate
KiYa Moghaddam, Project Coordinator

Austin-based consulting firm committed to nurturing social impact through strategy, development & support for coalitions, associations, organizations and initiatives. We do this by facilitating strategic decision-making, building capacity and resources, and supporting collaborative initiatives.

Recent Clients:
One Voice Central Texas
Ending Community Homeless Coalition (ECHO)
Integral Care

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