Grantwriting is the intersection of two loves of mine: writing and philanthropy. Nothing inspires me more than a mission-driven organization! At Christy Ink, I offer affordable, full-service grantwriting, from prospect research to final reporting.
I work with small to mid-size nonprofit organizations (< $1M annual budget) to build a thriving grant program. My work is done remotely, but I keep in close touch by phone and email so you are involved in every step of the grant process.
Don’t have a development director? That’s great! I bring my 8+ years of nonprofit experience with communications and fundraising to help with annual fund solicitations, social media, Guidestar, and more.
Grantwriting is a critically important component of sustainable fundraising. Let’s get together to talk about your organization’s immediate needs and dreams for the future.
I research and build a list of foundation and corporate funding opportunities that fit your organization’s needs. This can be turned into your annual grants plan. Whether your organization has an active grants calendar or never submitted a grant, my research can energize your fundraising.
I develop compelling proposals to foundations and corporations. My full-service grantwriting includes proposal preparation, editing, telephone consultations, travel time to and from meetings, and deliver proposal or materials, if necessary. I can be a liaison with prospective and actual funders and your organization. In addition, I prepare budgets and attachments for grants, as well as final reports.
Guidestar is the leading online database for US nonprofits and foundations, accessed by more than 7 million people annually to make well-informed philanthropic decisions. A strong Guidestar profile can bring in new donors, grantors, and volunteers to your organization. I can help you strengthen your profile to attain Platinum level, which demonstrates the highest commitment to data transparency.
Need help with creating your fundraising or marketing collateral? I can help with that! This includes mail and email solicitations, donor acknowledgement, marketing materials, and more.
My rate is based per hour. Please contact me by filling out the form at the bottom of this page for a quote.
Fund development is critically important in the non-profit world: Without a clear and realistic fundraising plan, your organization cannot live out its mission effectively or sustainably. But I can help with that!
I bring 8+ years of non-profit experience to the table, including grants, donor relations, annual campaign, planned giving, capital campaign, and special events.
I have experience in preparing foundation, corporate, and government grants,
As well as grant stewardship, reports, and sponsorship solicitation.
I am an active member of the Puget Sound Grantwriters Association!
(over the past two years)
Tulalip Cares Charitable Contribution – $4,000
Hazel Miller Foundation – $3,900
A.P. Møller and Chastine McKinney Møller Foundation – $4,000,000
IKEA Seattle – $1,500
Sons of Norway Foundation – $1,000
Swedish Council of America – $2,500
Seattle Office of Arts and Culture – $2,500
ArtsFund – $21,000
American-Scandinavian Foundation – $2,500
Maurer Family Foundation – $5,000
Scan|Design Foundation – $50,000
Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation – $40,000
Washington State Arts Commission – $5,500
Guendolen Carkeek Plestcheeff Fund – $5,000
Humanities Washington – $1,000
Novo Nordisk – $1,000
4Culture – $32,000
Finlandia Foundation – National Chapter – $4,500
FinnSpark Inc. – $1,500
“Christy Olsen Field has been an outstanding addition to the leadership team of the nonprofit that I preside over. Her writing skills are exceptional, as is her insight into what a nonprofit must do to appear appealing to a grantor. She was able to assist in creating an image of our organization that is professional and passionate to our funders and grantors. She has the business acumen to take on such daunting tasks as building our nonprofit profile in Guidestar so fast that it allowed us to be the first of our kind in the state to achieve Platinum status. She gives solid advice, which I am able to turn into positive output from my Board of Directors. She is approachable, yet savvy enough to give advice that one might not want to hear, but needs to hear, in order to create the image that is required in order to attract the kind of financial support that is needed to keep a nonprofit afloat in these challenging economic times.”
“Christy is relational and professional, as she organized and created a grant calendar for Seattle Children's Chorus that met our specific needs for funding. She understands and believes in our mission statement. With her expertise, we have been awarded grants to build our scholarship program.”
“I had a terrific time collaborating on grants with Christy at the Nordic Heritage Museum. Christy is a pleasure to work with and can turn the data and information I give her into a narrative that's compelling to funders. I will hope to work with grant writers in the future who are as productive, effective, and fun to work with."
Do you have a project in mind? Let’s talk!
My rate is based per hour. Please contact me for a quote by filling out this form below.