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What People Say About Laura

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Laura is proud to work with many outstanding nonprofits.

Here's what some of them have to say about her.

 
 

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Laura is savvy at research, editing and final production. She is an excellent collaborator, bringing deep knowledge and keen insights to each project we have engaged her in. Add to these skills that she is fun to work with and you have the ideal partner for any consulting situation.

Christy Collum, Director of Development, Reading Connections

All I can say is, 'WOW!' You've got this grant writing thing down.

Erica Yaeger, Executive Director, Sci-Tech Discovery Center

Laura has done a great job of providing our school with the necessary tools for successful grant writing. I highly recommend her services to any organization that is looking to improve their level of fundraising.

David Bowman, Director of Development, St. David's School

Laura's quest for excellence never fails to inspire all - whether Board of Directors, staff or volunteers - to move mountains to achieve our mission. She has a unique blend of intelligence, understanding of the broader community, humor and good common sense that combine to support the work of others.

Jennifer Gore, Executive Director, Reading Connections

I couldn't be more pleased with the fundraising training offered by Laura. Laura's training has had a significant impact on the success of our organization.

Sam Blomquist, Executive Director, Gallatin Valley Farm to School

Working with Laura streamlined the incredibly complex process of grant writing. She got to know our organization and projects and translated that knowledge into a clear set of steps for us to move forward and grow.

Gregg Treinish, Executive Director, Adventure Scientists

There is no way we would be able to navigate the nuances of a federal grant under such a short timeframe without Laura! Her dedication and attention to detail are second to none!

Kent Doughty, CEO, oneHealth

Not only is Laura very knowledgeable about nonprofits, but the reports she provided our board are excellent and practical. Laura has excellent listening skills and her positive approach to the vision of BSP helped us rethink our approach to fundraising and grant writing.

Mary Keefer, Board Member, Bozeman Sculpture Park

Laura's workshop was like 'Grant Writing for Dummies' without making the attendees feel 'dumb.'

Amanda Boerboom, Executive Director, Eagle Mount Billings

It is so time consuming to research grants, and having Laura put together a full report on each prospect was extremely valuable to our organization. We also appreciate Laura's expert advice and suggestions on grant proposals that we have submitted.

Neelie Burman, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gallatin County

I have already benefitted from the practical advice given in Laura's grant writing workshop. I emailed a foundation officer to ask a few questions, and when she called me back, she gave me a few tips to make our request more likely to be successful!

Sarah DeOpsomer, Development and Programs Manager, Bozeman Public Library Foundation

Laura is a valuable resource in our community. Her presentation this year on fundraising for our monthly Nonprofit Cafe had our highest attendance to date. Laura is able to make fundraising and grant writing accessible to a nonprofit of any size and capacity.

Bridget Wilkinson, Foundation Manager, Bozeman Area Community Foundation

Laura taught a basic grant writing class in which I was enrolled. The class was well thought out and presented. Course material was reinforced by thought-provoking writing exercises. I was impressed with Laura's depth of understanding, critical thinking and ability to convey technical information.

Larry Shotland, Board Member, Public Land/Water Access Association

Laura's prospect report was not merely a matter of her handing us a list. Because Laura cares and is conscientious, her services went above and beyond what was expected. She attended several board meetings and was professional and generous, often giving us specific suggestions that might help us with fundraising.

Chuck Peck, Board Member, Bozeman Sculpture Park

Laura's done great work for our organization and I'd hire her for additional work in a second.

Gary Bloomer, Client Development Director, TechRanch

The prospect report Laura prepared for us is very well organized and has been highly researched. As a small nonprofit, this would have taken us many months to put together. Laura got this to us within two weeks with more information than we asked for or expected.

Angela Van Slyke, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gallatin County

When you are seeking a grantwriter who researches, consults and completes the work with collaboration and competency, ask for Laura Rhodes. During a time when nonprofits need competent and reasonable expert grantwriters/ consultants, we found the best in Laura.

Dr. Gladys Robinson, Executive Director, Piedmont Health Services

Laura's work to help us identify foundations that may fund our work filled an important gap for us. She is professional, and her work is thorough and well researched. I have already recommended her to several other nonprofits, which speaks to my high opinion of her work and of her.

Penelope Pierce, Executive Director, Gallatin Valley Land Trust