Many people think it takes some type of magical talent to write a grant proposal. The truth is, no magic is required, but time and focus are essential.

A successful grant proposal starts with pertinent background information. It includes clear and relevant details about your organization's goals and objectives, and it makes a strong case for your organization's ability to implement the proposed project. Funders want to support initiatives that are well planned and ready to begin. Amy Willis can help you to focus your ideas and develop your project to meet the expectations of funders.

Amy learned to write grant proposals from the inside out. As a state manager overseeing an education and training grant program, her primary responsibility was to solicit and review hundreds of grant proposals. Amy quickly learned the elements of an effective proposal, and, through Business Writing and Editing, she has generated nearly $3 million in foundation, corporate and public grant funds on behalf of clients.

When you read through your completed grant proposal, you should feel pride in your organization and what you are striving to achieve. Funders should feel confident and eager to partner with you.

"Amy was an incredible grant writer for a recent federal grant application with a tight turnaround time. She asked all the right questions from the start so that she could manage the project well, was timely with her drafts, and made herself available to discuss some of the finer points whenever needed. It was very exciting to receive her beautifully written draft proposals, and my team felt we were in very good hands. I would work with Amy again on any similar project in the future without hesitation."

Stacey King
Assistant Director of MPH Field Practice
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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"Amy created a well-written letter of interest that was integral to securing funding for our new youth initiative."

Rabbi Todd Markley
Temple Beth Shalom
Needham, MA