Grant seeking is more than proposal writing—it’s voicing a need, telling a story, and nurturing partners to find the solution.
AIMEE KOCH GRINDON / grant consultant
I’ve always found development to be the intersection of communication and creativity. With an undergraduate degree in American Studies from Amherst College and a Masters of Fine Arts in photography from Washington University in St. Louis, I am one of those ambidextrous types who likes using both sides of the brain.
With eight years of experience as a Director of Development for arts and education nonprofits in Richmond, Virginia (1708 Gallery, ART 180 and The New Community School), I enjoy helping nonprofits secure funding to provide critical services for the community. And I know how time-consuming—yet critical—proposal writing can be. I take grant writing off the ever-growing fundraisers' to-do list and relieve the pressure of the blank page syndrome. Working with key staff or board members, I generate the words you need, answer the questions the funders ask, and put the pieces together.
Having relocated to Portland, Maine I’m glad to be able to continue working with my Richmond colleagues and those near and far to give nonprofits a voice through grant writing and communications support.
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