What UCN Can Do For You
UCN team members work with clients to strategize solutions and create customized, competitive proposals and presentations that will grow your organization.
We understand that your organization is unique. During a consultation, UCN’s executive team will help you understand your strengths and weaknesses, identify resources and expand organizational capacity.
Building organizational capacity involves more than grant writing. We create links between your organization, strategic partners, and funders looking for great ideas and initiatives.
UCN identifies funding sources that fit your organization’s needs. Our extensive funder database is constantly updated to ensure that your organization has access to diverse opportunities.
Preparing a budget can be daunting. UCN’s leadership understands fiscal management and is recognized for expert budget design.
UCN provides wraparound support, including coaching, relationship-building and liaising with funding agencies, potential funders, and valuable community partners.
Collaboration between writing and graphics staff results in cutting-edge presentations that help clients present and promote their organization. These include annual reports, PowerPoint presentations and business plans.
We begin by identifying your organization’s strategic strengths and key features, analyzing the RFP (Request for Proposal) and participating in informational conferences/webinars. Our staff also facilitates communication with funders regarding questions.
We work with you to create a competitive and customized program design that meets funding criteria. Collaborating with program and fiscal staff, we develop a sound program budget.
UCN’s writers and editors craft a compelling narrative that responds to the RFP while highlighting your strengths. We coordinate and create comprehensive support materials such as linkage and support letters, organizational charts, flow charts, time tables and graphics.
Our staff shares drafts for client review and feedback, integrating your comments and suggestions. Your comprehensive proposal package is prepared for submission in a timely way. Post submission we develop an abstract as a vehicle for advocacy.