Laura Rhodes, CGW
Fundraising 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 the principal at Third Sector Consulting, a nonprofit consulting firm with offices in Montana, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Laura has helped nonprofits raise more than $15 million from grants, events, direct mail and workplace giving campaigns.
She leads workshops, webinars and trainings for nonprofit staff and boards across the U.S.
Laura also provides prospect research and grant writing support for organizations that want to write their own grants.
Laura has more than 15 years of experience as both a nonprofit staff member and volunteer. She has worked in development and communications and served as an interim executive director. She's been a board member, board chair, marketing committee chair and resource development committee chair. Prior to starting her consulting business, Laura was a program officer with the American Express Foundation.
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's Certifications & Professional Affiliations
- Certified Grant Writer
- Certificate of Nonprofit Board Education
- American Grant Writers' Association, Member
- Association of Fundraising Professionals, Member, Montana Chapter
- Association of Fundraising Professionals, Member, North Carolina-Western NC Chapter
- Association of Fundraising Professionals, Member, South Carolina-Lowcountry SC Chapter
- BoardSource, Member
- HandsOn Northwest North Carolina, Consulting Partner
- Montana Nonprofit Association, Affiliate Member
- Together SC, Business Partner
Connect with Laura's Professional Network
We want you to work with the right person - and sometimes, that isn't Laura.
Laura works with nonprofits that want to write their own grants. She also prefers to work with groups that want to go beyond grants - those that want to build an organizational culture of philanthropy and get their board and staff "on board" with fundraising.
So, if you're looking for a true "grant writer," we're happy to recommend other grant writers who specialize in foundation, corporate and government grants.
And, if your needs extend beyond what we can provide (such as legal advice), ask us and we'll be happy to refer you to an expert in the appropriate area.