Julie provided not only the knowledge and support, but the enthusiasm and passion that we needed to do the work ahead of us. When we contacted her, we were in a difficult situation. Without her, I'm sure we would have closed our doors. Now, we're not only fully-funded for the coming year, but we have new Board members and new staff, and we're heading into our next ten years with the kind of passion that I was afraid we'd never see again. I thank God for her, and her partnership with us.
-Becca Syme (President - The Rock Youth Center in Bozeman, MT)
"As a new Executive Director at a growing organization, Julie expertly guided myself, our board and staff through challenging and intimidating circumstances, helping to lead important conversations with a commitment to our mission that equals our own".
Cass Staton, (former) Executive Director, CASA of Yellowstone County.
In 2013, life changed dramatically for homeless youth living on the streets of Billings, Montana, when Tumbleweed Runaway Program was awarded a $900,000 grant annually for three years from the Administration for Children and Families. This grant was was one of only four awarded that year, and was composed by Rodda Consulting.
In 2015, Tumbleweed again received recognition as a tremendous community and regional asset when they were chosen as one of three applicants nationwide to receive a $600,000 annual grant for combating Human Trafficking.
'Julie Rodda's critical thinking and writing skills helped us secure these awards, and better serve the many homeless and at-risk youth in our community'. I do not think we would have received these awards without her help. She understood exactly what was needed and how to portray our program".
Sheri Boelter, (former Executive Director) Tumbleweed Runaway Program.
How much does strategic planning cost?
Having a plan for growth and engagement is one of the most important things your nonprofit will do to ensure a healthy and sustainable future! We can lead discussions that will identify clear direction and opportunities for your board and staff. Costs vary, but generally start at $3,500 and increase from there depending on the size of your organization, scope of work, and time involved to ensure your organization is ready to embrace a plan and move forward.
Are You Able to Train our Board Members?
Yes! We recognize that most Board Members often join simply because they were asked, but very few have been trained for the important work they must accomplish. Rodda Consulting can provide basic and more advanced board training as you grow and change so your organization can flourish.
What does 'Hands-On Expertise Mean'?
Hands-On Expertise describes a service available for a select number of clients, making our own expert skills available when you need something done that cannot be achieved with your current staff or when positions are vacant. One example is contracted development assistance (connecting with donors and grantors, professionally writing your communication pieces (newsletters, appeals, thank you letters, etc.). Other services may include grant-maker research and recommendations, website copy improvements...There are many options to explore, and all are secured by a clearly defined contract for services.
We need a grant writer that can write our proposals and secure additional funding streams for our nonprofit...Where do we start? How much does it cost?
These are great questions! Yes, we contract for grant-writing services. We also can provide grant research specifically tailored to your organization. Grant seeking service costs vary greatly depending on the scope of work. It all begins with a simple conversation to explore what you hope to achieve. Let's talk! The first consultation is always free!
Where does your nonprofit need more support? We offer a broad range of consulting services, strategic planning and even fundraising and grant seeking packages that can be customized to your needs. Send us a message today. Let's chat about your next steps on the path to greater success.
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