Phone: +1.650.279.7976
E-mail: jayne@jaynesbrains.com

Even experienced program directors can panic at the sight of an award letter adding layers of new activities, reporting, evaluation, and collaboration. It’s vital to get projects started off promptly, with clear communication among partners; a timeline and budget that take into account all the changes that happened since grants were actually written; and good understanding of funders’ requirements. We can help take the burden off your administrative and program staff. We can project manage your implementation and coach your team and partners along the way so that you work more effectively together. Here are the ways we can help you:

DEVELOPMENT

GRANT MANAGEMENT & IMPLEMENTATION

  • We'll help you keep on top of your grant deliverables so you can be sure you’re doing what you said you’d do, and communicating with the funder when you’re not, ensuring a positive relationship with funders;

  • Write and submit grant reports for you when they’re due so you don’t have to worry about it;

  • Report progress to your board;

  • Monitor budgets;

  • Determine what areas of your operation are covered by existing funding, and where the funding holes are.

FUNDING DEVELOPMENT & PUBLICITY

  • We’ll write continuing and small new grant proposals for you;

  • Research new funding streams to see if they’re a viable fit;

  • Write and post copy for your newsletters, blog posts, website, and other publicity;

  • Help you revamp your website to better represent your organization.

 

PLANNING & EVALUATION SUPPORT

  • We’ll work with you to figure out who needs to have input into your plan, at what stages and in what form;

  • Outline the process, facilitate meetings, and do supplemental research;

  • Write up your final plan in formats that look good and make sense;

  • We can also work with you and specialists in the research and evaluation field to develop and carry out an evaluation of your program or initiative;

  • Help you put together logic models that links assumptions to activities to outcome measurement;

  • Work with you to figure out what to measure, how to measure it, how often, and how to report it.

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SAVING YOU TIME TO FOCUS ON THE IMPORTANT WORK THAT YOU LOVE

  • We will pinpoint where you can be more efficient and save time for the things you do that are really important;

  • Find areas of your organization that could be automated and figure out how to do that in a way that works for your structure and budget;

  • Make sure that you don’t have people doing tasks that don’t make sense;

  • Help you do data collection, storage, analysis, and collaboration; project management; staff training, and marketing in ways that are effective and unobtrusive;

  • If there’s any part of how your agency operates that’s causing you particular grief, we invite you to let us come in, dig around, and offer you solutions that make sense for your structure, your budget, and your culture.

 

​PRICING

We price based on the level of support that you want, and charge either a flat monthly fee or an hourly rate. The cost is anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000 per month. This is a cheaper, more flexible, option for small non-profits that may not want to commit to hiring a development director at $7,500+ per month. We can provide roughly the same services without the long-term commitment and high price tag. Contact us for more information and an estimate.

SUPPORT