Should Your Organization Be Structured As A Non-Profit?
Stop the Guesswork And Let Us Guide You Through All of Your Options

Want to up your grant writing game?

Learn how Sharity has helped NPO’s like yours raise millions in grant funding.

1. Pick the right car. 

Nonprofits are like cars, they all drive on the highway but there are many different kinds. There are a LOT of different types of nonprofits (c3, c4, c5, c6, private foundations, orgs with voting members, with non-voting members, with chapters, with affiliates) so be SURE you know what kind of nonprofit you should choose before you start.

2. Not everything that does good in the world needs to be a nonprofit. 

Just because you want to do good deeds doesn’t mean it is automatically supposed to be a charity. Look at Tom's Shoes – they give away a pair of shoes to a child in need with each pair sold. They do good deeds and are still a for-profit company. Make sure you know why you'd chose one over the other.

3. Figure out where you will get funding from. 

Sometimes people think that once they start a nonprofit and get tax exemption money will fall from the sky…but that's not usually how it works. What's your plan for fundraising and what's it going to take to run the organization?

4. Think about what your programming will be – specifically. It's easy to have a 'big idea' but not think about the specifics. Have you put the cart way before the horse? Who cares what the bylaws say about the President's duties or the nominating committee if you don't even have an outline of how you'll actually do stuff…which is information you need to know for your IRS application – hint! : )
5. Find professionals to help you. If you're reading this you probably aren't an expert in nonprofit accounting, policy best practices or IRS tax exempt entity compliance. You don't know what you don't know – as they say. You'll be competing with other nonprofits for every dollar you raise. Make sure you put your best foot forward by finding professionals in law, accounting, HR, insurance, etc. so you present yourselves well.

Our Grant Support Has helped a number of clients achieve big wins:

Are you the designated grant writer for your nonprofit? Expert and knowledgeable grant writers are needed now more than ever. Learn how to harness your grant writing prowess to be more successful for your organization or with your clients. Hone your grant writing skill set and learn success strategies from Sharity’s expert grant writers during our January 2022 Grant Writing Academy.

1. Pick the right car. 

Nonprofits are like cars, they all drive on the highway but there are many different kinds. There are a LOT of different types of nonprofits (c3, c4, c5, c6, private foundations, orgs with voting members, with non-voting members, with chapters, with affiliates) so be SURE you know what kind of nonprofit you should choose before you start.

2. Not everything that does good in the world needs to be a nonprofit. 

Just because you want to do good deeds doesn’t mean it is automatically supposed to be a charity. Look at Tom's Shoes – they give away a pair of shoes to a child in need with each pair sold. They do good deeds and are still a for-profit company. Make sure you know why you'd chose one over the other.

Benefits:

Internal Designated Grant Writers:


  • Raise more money for your NPO
  • Establish a process for future grant writing
  • Maximize your win rate while minimizing time spent
  • Increase in board confidence
  • Great training for staff no matter their position



Consultants:


  • Land more grant writing clients
  • Increase your success rate and client potential
  • Learn a proven process for writing and winning grants
  • Build your grant writing network

Benefits:

Internal Designated Grant Writers:


  • Raise more money for your NPO
  • Establish a process for future grant writing
  • Maximize your win rate while minimizing time spent
  • Increase in board confidenceGreat training for staff no matter their position



Consultants:


  • Land more grant writing clients
  • Increase your success rate and client potential
  • Learn a proven process for writing and winning grants
  • Build your grant writing network
3. Figure out where you will get funding from. 

Sometimes people think that once they start a nonprofit and get tax exemption money will fall from the sky…but that's not usually how it works. What's your plan for fundraising and what's it going to take to run the organization?

4. Think about what your programming will be – specifically. It's easy to have a 'big idea' but not think about the specifics. Have you put the cart way before the horse? Who cares what the bylaws say about the President's duties or the nominating committee if you don't even have an outline of how you'll actually do stuff…which is information you need to know for your IRS application – hint! : )
5. Find professionals to help you. If you're reading this you probably aren't an expert in nonprofit accounting, policy best practices or IRS tax exempt entity compliance. You don't know what you don't know – as they say. You'll be competing with other nonprofits for every dollar you raise. Make sure you put your best foot forward by finding professionals in law, accounting, HR, insurance, etc. so you present yourselves well.

What You Get:

  • One-on-One coaching from experienced grant writers
  • Real-time learning while writing an actual grant
  • Just in time for Federal grant season (February-May)
  • Expert feedback
  • Hands-on tools


*Need help finding an actually grant to work on? We can help by providing one for you!

What You Get:

  • One-on-One coaching from experienced grant writers
  • Real-time learning while writing an actual grant
  • Just in time for Federal grant season (February-May)
  • Expert feedback
  • Hands-on tools


*Need help finding an actually grant to work on? We can help by providing one for you!

Workshop Details:

Session 1:

January 20, 2021 (3pm - 4:30pm EST)



  • Grant Research – Review various search tools and iWave
  • Grant Writing Preparation – Overview and selection real time and/or practice scenario grant application
  • Outcomes vs. Outputs – How to incorporate data and measurable impact into your story
  • Common Portals (City, County, State, Federal)



Session 2:

January 27, 2021 (3pm - 4:30pm EST)


  • Organization and Program/Project Budgets – Strategies for building budgets and writing narratives
  • Grant Reporting and Evaluation
  • Role and Responsibilities of a Grant Writer – Working with clients, planning, time management, and building/using a team
  • *Ideal to include one member of organization’s finance staff (1) in addition to registered participant



Session 3:

February 24, 2021 (3pm - 4:30pm EST)


  • Group coaching session
  • Review the results of your grant project
  • Recap grant writing process from the past month
  • Learnings and ah-ha moments
  • Reflections on how to build on success

Workshop Details:

Session 1:

January 20, 2021 (3pm - 4:30pm EST)



  • Grant Research – Review various search tools and iWave
  • Grant Writing Preparation – Overview and selection real time and/or practice scenario grant application
  • Outcomes vs. Outputs – How to incorporate data and measurable impact into your story
  • Common Portals (City, County, State, Federal)



Session 2:

January 27, 2021 (3pm - 4:30pm EST)


  • Organization and Program/Project Budgets – Strategies for building budgets and writing narratives
  • Grant Reporting and Evaluation
  • Role and Responsibilities of a Grant Writer – Working with clients, planning, time management, and building/using a team
  • *Ideal to include one member of organization’s finance staff (1) in addition to registered participant



Session 3:

February 24, 2021 (3pm - 4:30pm EST)


  • Group coaching session
  • Review the results of your grant project
  • Recap grant writing process from the past month
  • Learnings and ah-ha moments
  • Reflections on how to build on success

Bonuses:

Up to 2 hours of personal 1-on-1 coaching assistance for your chosen grant, including initial planning; review of timeline, plan and reference materials; review/evaluation of outcomes/outputs; and review of drafts and/or final grant complete with edits and comments.

Bonuses:

Up to 2 hours of personal 1-on-1 coaching assistance for your chosen grant, including initial planning; review of timeline, plan and reference materials; review/evaluation of outcomes/outputs; and review of drafts and/or final grant complete with edits and comments.

Who Is This For?

For Nonprofit Staff:


  • Great training for staff no matter their position
  • Learn while they earn revenue for the organization
  • Learn most efficient/effective processes for grant writing



For Consultants:


  • Boost your grant writing skills and your career
  • Increase opportunities/Expand client base
  • Become more strategic and consultative to increase client retention

Who Is This For?

For Nonprofit Staff:


  • Great training for staff no matter their position
  • Learn while they earn revenue for the organization
  • Learn most efficient/effective processes for grant writing



For Consultants:


  • Boost your grant writing skills and your career
  • Increase opportunities/Expand client base
  • Become more strategic and consultative to increase client retention

What It Costs:

$2200 Per Participant


  • Have more than one writer? 10% discount per participant if 2 writers register!

What It Costs:

$2200 Per Participant


  • Have more than one writer? 10% discount per participant if 2 writers register!

About The Coaches

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Venita Garvin, Sharity Grant Writing & Strategic Planning Expert

Venita Garvin’s award-winning career in the non-profit arena spans twenty-plus years in Vocational Rehabilitation, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Workforce Development, and Homelessness. She’s secured 25 million in funding during her career. She has a Master’s in Liberal Studies from NYU and a B.S. in Psychology from Tennessee State University.

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Ruth Patrick, Sharity Grant Writing & Organizational Development Expert

Ruth Patrick offers clients expertise — from 30+ years of nonprofit executive leadership — in all aspects of organizational and systems evaluation and compliance reviews. She also provides clients expertise in board governance and development, finance, human resource, and facility management, strategic planning, training/development, fund development, and social entrepreneurship.

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Ruth Patrick, Sharity Grant Writing & Organizational Development Expert

Ruth Patrick offers clients expertise — from 30+ years of nonprofit executive leadership — in all aspects of organizational and systems evaluation and compliance reviews. She also provides clients expertise in board governance and development, finance, human resource, and facility management, strategic planning, training/development, fund development, and social entrepreneurship.

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Katy Ridnouer, Sharity Grant Writing Expert

Katy has been an educator for almost thirty years, has opened a charter school, served as its leader, and has helped schools win over $19.1M in grant funding. Katy is also an author of two ASCD books: Managing Your Classroom with Heart and Everyday Engagement.


Katy loves to get ‘er done. Whatever project she is working on, she has bulldog focus and tenacity to complete the project with high-quality, accuracy, and flair. An effective collaborator and project leader, she knows how to galvanize team members around an idea, implement a plan, and monitor the plan until the goals are reached.


She’s also the proud mom of three sons and the wife of her high school sweetheart. The whole family loves to spend their time on the beach with their two dogs, Leroy and Oakley. An avid reader and learner, Katy can always be found with a stack of books and an online class registration form.

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Amethyst Rodriguez, Sharity Grant Writing Expert

Amethyst spent twelve years in sub-Saharan Africa securing funding for education and community development. She began working with faith-based organizational initiatives and later crossed into the education sector, working with non-governmental organizations to bring rapid response relief to areas affected by war. One of her most important projects was a $4 million consortium with USAID/OFDA during her time overseas.

Amethyst also worked as a consultant for organizations like UNICEF, Plan International and The Alliance. She’s a founding member of an international church called Nouvelle Communauté de l'Espérance. She also cofounded Rally International Corp., an organization that works in tandem with local community groups to help amplify their voices.

Amethyst has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Central Florida and a master’s degree in international development from Eastern University. She speaks fluent Swahili and is an ordained minister through Pray-Tell Ministries.


Amethyst Rodriguez currently serves as the Institutional Giving Officer at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, where she is responsible for securing more than $1 million per year in grants. In her spare time, she uses her Podcast, called “This Is Hope” to amplify transformational voices around the world and to encourage listeners to find hope in unexpected people, places and situations in life.

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Amethyst Rodriguez, Sharity Grant Writing Expert

Amethyst spent twelve years in sub-Saharan Africa securing funding for education and community development. She began working with faith-based organizational initiatives and later crossed into the education sector, working with non-governmental organizations to bring rapid response relief to areas affected by war. One of her most important projects was a $4 million consortium with USAID/OFDA during her time overseas.

Amethyst also worked as a consultant for organizations like UNICEF, Plan International and The Alliance. She’s a founding member of an international church called Nouvelle Communauté de l'Espérance. She also cofounded Rally International Corp., an organization that works in tandem with local community groups to help amplify their voices.

Amethyst has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Central Florida and a master’s degree in international development from Eastern University. She speaks fluent Swahili and is an ordained minister through Pray-Tell Ministries.


Amethyst Rodriguez currently serves as the Institutional Giving Officer at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, where she is responsible for securing more than $1 million per year in grants. In her spare time, she uses her Podcast, called “This Is Hope” to amplify transformational voices around the world and to encourage listeners to find hope in unexpected people, places and situations in life.

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Carol Wick, President, Sharity Gloabl

Carol has worked in the nonprofit field her entire career. First, as a therapist for abused children and later as the CEO of one of the nation’s top domestic violence centers. She became an expert in turning around struggling organizations, using her business acumen to achieve financial stability and her advocacy to engage the community as partners in the mission. Utilizing this wealth of experience, Carol has spent the past decade developing a model to assist nonprofit organizations in assessing their ability to take their organizations to the next level. Her services focus on creating dynamic fundable plans, and developing outcomes the community will care about and fund.

A few questions for you :
  •  Are you done sifting through the internet trying to read robotic sounding IRS publications and generic Wikipedia entries to (maybe) figure out how to do this legally?
  •  Would you like to spend an hour with an expert and actually get answers to your questions?
  •  Are you ready to learn how to turn your passion, your idea, your legacy into reality?
  •  Are you the kind of person who wants to have it done right?
  •  Did you start working on a startup and then feel totally overwhelmed or ripped off by document services companies that won't answer your questions?
  •  Are you just plain ready to focus on the mission and let someone else do the paperwork?
Trying to sort through everything you need to know is tiring and overwhelming. How do you know which sources are right and whether you even have all the information? 


You're not a tax attorney, accountant or nonprofit governance expert. 


You're excited about the mission and vision you're trying to create. 


What can you do? What can't you do? 


You already know setting things up right in the beginning will save you a lot of time, effort, and legal untangling down the road. This is why taking the time to go through all of your options, with someone that understands how to navigate this journey, can get you started off on the right foot.


Getting through this phase quickly and efficiently can allow you to focus on your mission, and let you do what you set out to do in the first place: solve a problem, create change, and make a difference.

Up your grant writing game to the expert level!

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