Resource Development

Just as it’s hard for a child to focus on her schoolwork if her stomach is rumbling, it can be tough for organizations to remain undistracted from their missions if funding is unreliable. JVA understands that sustainability can be a challenge for changemakers. That’s why we offer a variety of resource development products and services to support your organization’s bottom line, ease your mind and help you deliver on your mission.

Grantwriting and Funding Research

JVA has more than three decades of experience writing winning grant proposals. Our team writes more than 100 grants a year, and we’ve garnered over $1 billion in grant funding for our clients over the years. We’ve seen just about everything, and we’re well versed in applications for federal grants, grant proposal boilerplates (and attachments) based on states’ Common Grant Application format, national foundation grants and more. We can also generate a well-researched list of best-fit potential funders for your organization and offer various grantwriting packages and trainings. Check out our Grantwriting page for all the details.

Fundraising Strategy

JVA can help your organization design a strategy to meet its funding needs, tapping into our decades of experience and our many time-tested tools. Want to find out what’s important to your potential donors? We can help you design, conduct and analyze a donor survey or discuss your donor engagement strategy. And when you need a creative, persuasive marketing product to give your campaign momentum, JVA can design a case for support to sell your story.

Maybe your needs are a bit simpler at the moment, and you just want to get your board more comfortable with asking for donations. Consider our customized Engaging Your Board in Fundraising training. We have specific strategies for connecting with the full board and helping all members feel more at ease when reaching out to potential donors. We’ll help your organization create a culture of fundraising that gets the whole team involved.