Third Sector Consulting

Nonprofit Grant Assistance

About Laura

Laura Rhodes
Certified Grant Writer | Nonprofit Consultant
"There's so much more to grant writing than just 'writing.'

I'll help you do more. I'll find the very best grant opportunities for your program, and I'll help you turn your good ideas into great proposals."

– Laura

Laura Rhodes is the principal at Third Sector Consulting, a boutique nonprofit consulting firm based in Bozeman, MT, with offices in Charleston, SC and Greensboro, NC. She specializes in prospect research, grant writing support and fundraising training for boards.

She has more than 15 years' experience in philanthropy and nonprofit development. Before starting her consulting business, Laura was a program officer with the American Express Foundation. She has served on a number of grant selection and award committees. She has also helped raise more than $5 million for nonprofits through grants, annual campaigns, special events and workplace giving campaigns.

Having been both a grantmaker and a fundraiser, Laura uses her unique perspective to help nonprofits find more funders, win more grants and raise more money for their cause.

Laura's Certifications & Professional Affiliations

Professional Network

From time to time, Laura will contract with other professionals who assist with prospect research and grant writing services.

The Third Sector Consulting professional network includes grant researchers and grant writers who specialize in foundation, corporate and government grants. These individuals support Laura and they do not have direct client contact.

If your needs extend beyond what Third Sector Consulting can provide (such as legal advice), ask Laura and she will be happy to refer you to an expert in the appropriate area.


What nonprofits say...

"Laura is professional, and her work is thorough and well researched. I have already recommended her to several other nonprofits, which speaks to my high opinion of her work and of her."

Penelope Pierce, Executive Director, Gallatin Valley Land Trust