Grant Services

Managing and maintaining historical collections costs money.

Grant funding is critical to secure the staffing, supplies, and expertise needed to preserve and present historical artifacts. But grant writing can be time consuming and challenging, and how do you even begin to find the right grant opportunity to fund your project?

Get a free copy of my new book A Survivor’s Guide to Museum Grant Writing, courtesy of Lucidea Press or order your paperback via Amazon.

In my first year as an archivist, I realized pretty quickly that funding for archives, museums, and cultural heritage organizations was scarce. However, I didn’t let this stop me. I worked to become a grant acquisition expert so that I can help organizations get the resources they need to fund their work and get back to doing the job they love.

Don’t let your project be a casualty of this year’s budget. If you need funding and resources to manage and promote your collection, I can help you identify grant worthy projects and teach you how to apply for them.

“We had limited grant success before we started working with Rachael. She was able to quickly help us identify what we were missing. Since working with her we’ve landed two very generous grants!”

Services Offered

Program: Get into Grants!  

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I tour nationally with my workshops and can offer grant strategy sessions specific to your organization.

Most organizations skip important steps in the grant process and as a result they fail to secure funding. The Get Into Grants! program will increase your chances of getting a grant with a proven, step by step process to set you up for project funding success. And bonus — once you learn the process, you can use it again and again for all your future grant work! This program is structured to get your organization up and running quickly with a 2-day onsite intensive to develop your organization’s grant acquisition strategy, followed by a report compilation of grant opportunity matches based on your *new* and fully formed competitive grant project ideas. This program takes approximately 6-weeks to complete.

Schedule a free 60 minute consult call with me and receive more information on the Get into Grants! program. Or, feel free to connect directly: 503-922-3402, [email protected]

Workshop: Going from Zero to Winning with Grants

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Grant Workbook

This workshop offers a sandbox for constructing competitive grant project ideas, reveals proposal pitfalls, and provides a template for creating a winning grant proposal. The workshop is a mix of lecture, guided instruction with handouts, brainstorming, group discussion, group exercises, and independent exercises. Participants will receive a Get into Grants packet of materials to use during the workshop and take home with them.

“I’ve attended a few grant workshops and Rachael’s is the only workshop where I felt I walked away with concrete knowledge and tools to confidently write a grant.”

Learning Objectives:

    • Participants will learn how to tease out potential grant project ideas by working their daily needs into a creative, and attractive grant project.
    • Participants will sandbox their grant project ideas to determine the project structure, timeline, measurables, and other necessary project facets.
    • Participants will dive into the purpose of universal proposal sections and learn to avoid proposal pitfalls.
    • Participants will have take home exercises and a grant template they can feel confident in.
Schedule a free 60 minute consult call with me and receive more information on the Zero to Winning with Grants workshop. Or, feel free to connect directly: 503-922-3402, [email protected]. Not quite ready to get to work? No problem! Join my newsletter to stay in touch and receive information and resources to help you get the job done. 

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