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DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

Grant Preparation

We develop grant narratives and all required attachments, including project and organization budgets, for your proposal.

Grants Awarded (See IMLS grants awarded here)

We've written 36 successful IMLS grant proposals that received

more than

$6 million in funding.

We've written 33 successful IMLS Museums for America grant proposals that received more than

$5.4 million in funding.

Prospect Identification

We can help you identify funders who are the best match for your project. 

Capital Campaigns

We can work with you and your team to take your capital campaign through four phases: 

 

Discovery

Are you ready for a campaign? We can help you answer that question; define the use of campaign funds and craft key messaging; and provide a campaign plan and timeline for success.

 

Planning

We can develop campaign materials, advise on structure and leadership, collaborate to develop your donor-recognition plan, and draft a communications plan.

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Implementation

We can identify and research prospective donors, assist with raising lead gifts during the quiet phase of the campaign, and help transition it to the public phase. 

 

Follow-Up

Your campaign was a success! We can help with post-campaign follow-up, including donor recognition and special event(s), and address the integration of new campaign donors into your annual fundraising efforts.

Proposal Review

We can review, edit, proofread, and provide suggested revisions for grant proposals, case statements, and other documents written by you and your staff. 

We also can review the operation of your current grants office and provide recommendations for improvement and growth.

Case Statements

We can prepare case statements—for both your organization as a whole and specific programs—and help you make compelling arguments for funder support.

Grant Management

Meeting the deadline isn’t the end of the grant request—it’s just the beginning! We can manage back-office functions—from keeping the grants calendar and writing follow-up emails to scheduling calls and coordinating site visits. We make sure your organization never falls off a funder’s radar screen.

 

We can also remove the burden of grant reporting by tracking deadlines and working with your program staff to prepare all report components.

Please Note: R&L Consulting does not work on contingency and does not take a commission from grants received.

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R&L Consulting has provided DISCOVERY Children’s Museum with top-notch support of our capital campaign fundraising needs. Not only do they have incredible case-making, grant development, and budgeting skills, they have their pulse on federal and national grant opportunities beyond our own scope of opportunity. Their team of experts are professional, communicative, and efficient. Managing workflow has been seamless, which—for a busy CEO with limited time—is priceless. 

 

MELISSA D. KAISER, CEO, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, Las Vegas, NV

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