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Yes. We offer free one-hour training classes on a variety of topics in the Savannah area. Please call us at 912-856-5597 or submit information on our contact form to find out more. We will also be releasing free online training courses in 2020. Subscribe to our regular updates so you’re the first to know when the free courses are released.
We understand that funds are often limited. If your organization would like assistance but doesn’t have the funds to pay for one-on-one services, we recommend a half- or full-day training to build your staff, volunteer, and board capacity. You can also split the cost of training with other nonprofits in your area. If you’d like to learn more about either of these options, email us or submit your information on our contact page.
Of course! For one-time services, we break up payments across the time period in which the service will be provided. For ongoing services, payments are made on a monthly basis.
We help new nonprofits develop their programs/services and establish a plan for evaluating their work. We also help new nonprofits find grants and will train their staff, volunteers, or board members on how to find and write grants. We do not write grants for nonprofits that have been established for less than 2 years or for any nonprofit that is not grant ready.
Most of our clients are nonprofits, but we do provide some services for for-profit businesses in the health, health care, and social service fields. Some services we provide for for-profit businesses include writing/editing bids, developing programs or services, developing training programs or manuals, and customer/client surveys or focus groups. We do not typically find or write grants for for-profit businesses.
No. Upstream Consulting abides by the Grant Professionals Association Code of Ethics. Therefore, we will not accept a percentage of a grant award as compensation for grant writing or any services related to grant submission. Payment for grant writing services must be paid in advance of proposal submission.
No. There is no guarantee that a grant we write or edit will be awarded. There are many factors outside of our control that influence a grant funder’s decision to award your organization a grant. These factors include the history of the organization, availability of grant funds, number of applications received, and many other factors. We make every effort to give your organization the best chance possible of winning grants by focusing on the grants that are the best fit for you and by preparing strong grant proposals and application materials. All our work is meticulously reviewed and aligned with grant writing best practices.