Over the years, people have said some really impressive "stuff" about the team at Grant Writing Specialists and the work we do. We thought we'd share some of them with the rest of the world.
"When our organization turned its attention to grant writing, it became obvious that we did not have the time or staff that was required to research and conduct a successful grant writing campaign. We were recommended to the team at Grant Writing Specialists. We found the perfect writer who would understand all about us and outside contacts/collaborators. We submitted a successful FIRST FIVE COMMISSION proposal under their expert guidance. Thereafter, we developed an action plan for researching, writing, and submitting grants on a monthly basis...and it, too, was successful. We thank this team for its dedication to their clients and community."
Nancy Coate, Interim Executive Director
Bayside Community Center
"Grant Writing Specialists' dedication to serving the community of San Diego is truly inspiring. It warms my heart to know there are people still out there fighting the good fight. As a member of AmeriCorps, I often contemplate what good I can accomplish in a community if I am the only one that cares, but through your altruistic efforts, my faith in society has been renewed. Thank you Grant Writing Specialists for all that you have done for the community and myself."
Neighborhood House Association
"I am fairly new to this group, but whenever I have questions they have been answered and all the answers have been straightforward and informative. The classes that I have attended are always educational, and the participants have been greatly enlightened. I especially enjoyed the classes given by Penny Goforth. She treats all of us with a good sense of humor and her subject is always one that can be of help if we use it. 'The Organizer II, Inc.' is becoming better equipped to seek grants because of the caring and help offered by this team."
Roger L. Johnson
The Organizer II, Inc.
"Grant Writing Specialists has helped many nonprofit organizations throughout San Diego County develop and grow their organizational capacity. Starting out as a new nonprofit organization, Grant Writing Specialists was fundamental to getting Turning the Hearts Center started in providing quality services needed in our community. Grant Writing Specialists works hard to refine its services to faith-based and community-based organizations, and is proactive in forming community alliances and partnerships that bring organizations together to build capacity and better serve those who need it most."
Douglas E. Luffbrough III
Turning the Hearts Center
"Grant Writing Specialists has the experience, track record, and heart to provide the technical assistance and training needed by small community and faith based organizations. We have consistently been impressed by Grant Writing Specialists' commitment to the community, task orientations, and quality of work. Over the past five years Grant Writing Specialists has helped us by providing training in board development, budget assistance, funder research and program evaluation. Your assistance at First United Methodist Church and La Jolla Methodist Church has been of great value."
Dr. Emma Moore-Kochlacs
San Diego District of the United Methodist Church
"Grant Writing Specialists' knowledge of all facets of nonprofit operations is obvious...our nonprofit has learned and benefitted a great deal from their help in just a few meetings. They know how to 'cut to the quick.' Keep up the good work!"
Dr. Jack Robertson
The Good Samaritan Handymen
"I have been attending the free workshops the Grant Writing Specialists offers for over a year. I can't say loudly enough how much I appreciate the plain English information presented in a down-to-Earth and humorous way. I would never have predicted I would receive so much information in this very confusing area. The informations is complete enough that it can be used on its own, or by working with one of the team of professionals that make up this group. Another good reason to attend is to meet others. It is an honor to meet other great individuals who give of their hearts for their causes. By hearing what we are all doing in the community, we can also look at ways we can do things together."
Survivors of Violent Loss
"The Demystification of Grant Writing' series, provided free to nonprofit organizations all over San Diego County, had been of great value to us in the past three years. Thanks largely to the comprehensive in-depth training the team at Grant Writing Specialists offers in various aspects of grant seeking, and of relations with grant funders, one novice grant writer on our staff has become knowledgeable, confident, and productive in this role."
Thomas M. Pamilla
Palo Alto Senior Housing Project