"HI, I'M LAURA! And I want to help you find more funders, win more grants and raise more money for your nonprofit. Are you ready?"
Laura Rhodes is the principal at Third Sector Consulting, a nonprofit consulting firm with offices in Bozeman, MT, Asheville, NC and Charleston, SC.
Laura specializes in prospect research as well as grant writing support for organizations that want to write their own grants. She also leads workshops, webinars, retreats and fundraising trainings for nonprofit staff and boards.
She has helped nonprofits raise more than $10 million from grants, special events, direct mail and workplace giving campaigns.
Laura has more than 15 years of experience in philanthropy, fundraising and nonprofit development. Laura has worked on staff and also served as a board member for numerous nonprofit organizations. Prior starting her consulting business, Laura was a program officer with the American Express Foundation.
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
- Certified Grant Writer
- Certificate of Nonprofit Board Education
- American Grant Writers' Association, Member
- Association of Fundraising Professionals, Member, Montana Chapter
- Association of Fundraising Professionals, Member, North Carolina-Wesern NC Chapter
- Association of Fundraising Professionals, Member, South Carolina-Lowcountry SC Chapter
- BoardSource, Member
- Montana Nonprofit Association, Affiliate Member
- South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Business Member
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.