Client Testimonials


"I have worked with many grant writers in the past and Jennifer is the VERY best that I have ever worked with. She is hard working, prepared, and our staff really felt she took the time to understand our organization as she was putting the grant together. Really good grant writers are hard to find and I think we hit the jackpot with Jennifer."  

-Jimmy Lee, President and CEO Goodcity,

Former Executive Director White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

and Special Assistant to the President 


Jennifer,

Thank YOU!  You really made this process very easy – you were great to work with; very organized and meticulous on follow-up. I would love to work with you again.

Elizabeth Mason, CFRE, Vice President of Development, SGA Youth & Family Services

​Services and Support 

Skills Training Services 

Clients Served​

  • Presentation on Persuasive Writing Techniques[a 45-minute hands-on participatory live presentation that covers the basics and offers tips and strategies for effective persuasive writing in a variety of professional settings] *This presentation is certified for 1.0 CLE credits when hosted by an MCLE-approved provider law firm and presented to Illinois-licensed attorneys. 
  • Presentation on the Fundamentals of Nonprofit Fundraising which introduces Diversified Platforms for new or small organizations and offers an Overview of Grants, Development Marketing, the Elevator Pitch, Board Development, and Strategic Planning as they all relate and contribute to healthy fundraising strategies [a 90-minute hands-on participatory live presentation that covers the basics of diversified fundraising for new or small nonprofits]


Please contact Jennifer to learn more about scheduling her to present either topic customized to your group.

If you are interested in referrals or sample work, please contact Jennifer.

g​grant research and writing support for good causes

  • foundation prospect research (grant support)
  • foundation prospect contact and communication for best-fit and determination (grant support)
  • organizational and program-specific messaging development/enhancement (grant support)
  • organizational and program-specific budget review for use in grant work(grant support)
  • drafting Letters of Inquiry and Grant Applications (grant support)
  • preparation of grant application attachment documents (grant support)
  • management of all grant activity, including follow-up reporting requirements (grant support)
  • individual and corporate donor cultivation (development support)
  • annual appeal management (development support)
  • preparation of marketing material for use in development projects like an annual report, case for support, and success story messaging (development support)
  • board training, presentations, workshops on a variety of issues as needed (governance support)
  • consulting for fundraising and development strategies (general development support)
  • project/program management as they relate to development strategies (general development support)
  •  St. Mary's Services (Arlington Hts, IL) [family adoption services, maternity counseling for unplanned pregnancies, and teen pregnancy/parenting support]
  • Garden Center Services (Chicago, IL) [day and residential services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities]
  • Goodcity NFP (Chicago, IL) [human [investment organization committed to identifying and growing social enterprise entrepreneurs in the city's most under-resourced communities by providing mentoring, training, and back office support]
  • Danny Did Foundation (Chicago, IL)  (advances awareness of epilepsy and Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, and helps secure funding for families in need of seizure detection and prediction devices that may assist in preventing seizure-related deaths)
  • Ladies of Virtue (Chicago, IL) (empowers girls to become confident, purpose-driven leaders in their communities while preparing them for college and careers, and to become change-agents in their communities)
  • Kopion FC (Wheaton, IL) [youth soccer league which provides scholarships to players in underserved families or those confronting crisis or hardship]
  • Awassa Children's Project (Chicago, IL, and Ethiopia) [supports the Hawassa Children's Center and Vocational Training Center for village children orphaned by HIV/AIDS]
  • Adler University (Chicago, IL) [support faculty initiatives in research and clinical studies as well as academic research hubs for social justice policy initiatives]
  • SGA Youth & Family Services (Chicago, IL) [serves 17,000 south and west side clients in parenting, early education, academic support, workforce development, and community building projects through a cradle-to-career wraparound services support strategy]
  • Good News Partners  (Chicago, IL) [proides interim housing for homeless single women and their children and offers individual case management wraparound support for each client as they transition to permanent housing]
  • Presence Health Foundation (all over Illinois) [supporting the largest statewide Catholic hospital and assisted living facilities network with a variety of health-oriented projects]
  • P4: Performance Poetry Preservation Project (National) [developing an archival and digital management system to house all 30+ years of slam poetry material to be used for humanities and arts scholars as well as by the public]
  • Italian American Human Relations Foundation (Chicago, IL) [supports multicultural diversity and inclusion in a variety of performing and visual arts events]
  • Ray Graham(DuPage County, IL) [western suburban leader in day and residential services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities]
  • Pro Bono Network  (Oak Park, IL) [volunteer attorneys providing civil legal aid services to clients in need] *Supporting in a volunteer capacity
  • Giving DuPage  (Wheaton, IL) [volunteer matching to area nonprofits and volunteerism awareness throughout county] *Supporting in a volunteer capacity
  • Envision Unlimited (Chicago, IL) [city leader in day and residential services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities]
  • Global Girls, Inc. (Chicago, IL)  [after-school performing arts for at-risk youth]