Services/Resources

Services Provided
Aurora Grants & Consulting offers a host of services: from researching potential funders to proposal writing, editing and final assembly.  Aurora Grants will also perform Marketing Materials Audits, conduct customized workshops, and help your organization create or update its Fund Development Plan.  Additional consulting services are available by request. The Resources section of this website is updated frequently with innovative techniques and ideas to help nonprofits be successful.

Proposal Writing
Funding Research: Let Aurora Grants & Consulting research potential funders for your nonprofit. This service is available on a specific or ongoing contractual basis.

Writing: Our experienced writers will compose all, or part, of your organization’s grant proposal. Review meetings will be included in the writing timetable.

Editing/Assembly: Hire Aurora Grants experts to edit your proposal before you submit it. Our independent perspective will pinpoint grammatical and spelling errors, as well as inconsistencies or assumptions that might be stumbling blocks for reviewers. We will also check to make sure that all required documentation is included and in the correct order.

Marketing
Materials Review: You are telling your nonprofit’s story every day through your logo, brochure, mailings, and website. How often do you update them? When submitting a grant proposal, it is crucial that the information you include is consistent with all organizational information that is accessible to the funder. Aurora Grants & Consulting will audit your current marketing materials, in conjunction with writing a grant proposal, and submit a report on any updating or improvements that need to be made in keeping with the proposal and your mission.

Workshops
Aurora Grants & Consulting conducts one-hour and half-day workshops. Topics include: Writing (everything from basic grammar and punctuation, to writing donor thank you letters and emails); Nonprofit Marketing; and Messaging Consistency. These workshops can be tailored to fit your nonprofit’s specific needs.

Development Plans
Aurora Grants staff will work closely with a nonprofit’s director and board to create a multi-year development plan that supports the organization’s strategic plan. The appropriate fundraising elements to include will be determined, as well as the role that each element will play in the overall budget.

Confidentiality
All documents regarding your organization will be treated confidentially by Aurora Grants & Consulting personnel, both during and after the contracted period.