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What Makes Us Different

Laura has a unique perspective.

Laura's been both a fundraiser and a grantmaker. She started her nonprofit career in donor communications and development. Later, Laura was a foundation program officer and peer reviewer. She's also served as an interim executive director, board member, board chair, marketing committee chair and resource development committee chair. She's been there, and she's done that.

Laura is your partner in philanthropy.

Laura will listen to your needs. She wants to understand your overall fundraising goals and strategies. There are many ways your nonprofit can raise money. Laura can help you assess what's working for you, what's not, and what you could do differently.

Laura knows annual giving.

A strong annual fund is the foundation of a healthy nonprofit. If you need to grow your annual giving program, Laura can help. Whether it's writing effective appeals, thanking your donors in meaningful ways, or reporting back on impact, Laura can help you raise more money from your annual giving campaigns. Laura is a Certified Fund Raising Executive.

Laura knows foundation grants.

And if grants are part of your fundraising plan, Laura is ready to help you find your best grant opportunities and write great proposals. As a former program officer, she knows what foundations are looking for when they read and evaluate proposals. She knows what foundations want – and what they don't want – to see in your proposal.

Laura has an extended network of nonprofit professionals.

If you have other needs, like registering your nonprofit and applying for 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, strategic planning or staff/board development, ask Laura and she'll refer you to other experts in the nonprofit sector.

Interested in working with Laura? Contact her today!


What nonprofits say about Laura...

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

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

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

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

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"Let's Talk Nonprofit" is a blog by Third Sector Consulting that addresses common questions that nonprofits have. Ready? Great! Let's Talk Nonprofit.

9 Steps To a Successful Stewardship Plan
Stewardship is what happens after a donor makes a gift. Stewardship is about relationship-building. And that includes how you communicate with each and every donor. Do it right, and you'll create an army of more loyal donors. Loyal donors will stay with you longer and give more money. So, how do you create a successful stewardship program? (read more)