Third Sector Consulting

Find More Funders
Win More Grants
Raise More Money

Founder & Principal

Laura Rhodes, CFRE, CGW
Nonprofit Consultant | Speaker & Trainer
"HI, I'M LAURA! And I want to help you find more funders, win more grants and raise more money for your nonprofit. Are you ready?"

Laura Rhodes is a Certified Fund Raising Executive, Certified Grant Writer, and fundraising trainer who has 20+ years of experience working with – and for – nonprofits.

Laura started her nonprofit career in development and communications. She later served as an interim executive director. As a volunteer, Laura has been a board member, board chair, marketing committee chair and resource development committee chair. And prior to starting her consulting business, Laura was a regional program officer with the American Express Foundation, which awarded $30 million to nonprofits each year.

Having been both a grantmaker and a fundraiser, Laura uses her unique perspective to help nonprofits find more funders, win more grants and raise more money for their cause.

Laura has helped nonprofits raise millions of dollars from grants, events, direct mail and workplace giving campaigns. She also provides prospect research and grant writing support for organizations that want to write their own grants.

She is a popular nonprofit conference speaker and leads workshops and trainings for nonprofit staff and boards across the U.S.

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What nonprofits say about Laura...

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

I have already benefited from the practical advice that Laura gave in a 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

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. She played a very important part in allowing me to feel more confident in fundraising. I know that is shared by others at GVF2S who have participated in her workshops as well. 

Sam Blomquist, Executive Director, Gallatin Valley Farm to School

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
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