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Grant Consulting and Fundraising Services 

Green Avenue strives to do our ultimate best for our clients to help them reach their fundraising goals!

 

We are Advisors, Mentors, Writers, Trainers, Friends, Resources, and Connectors

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Our Services

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“Grants 101” meeting

One meeting to learn grant basics to give organizations a starting point to be successful to find and apply for the best grants to fit their
mission. Includes PowerPoint handout/info.

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Basic grant search

Includes a one-hour meeting to gather info on the organization and a listing of potential funders along with a brief overview and contact information for each.

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Grant search + calendar

Includes (two) one-hour meetings, a booklet of potential funders along with a thorough overview of each, and an easy-to-follow calendar to help with yearly planning.

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Proofreading

Includes proofreading and editing one grant application narrative(s) and/or budget utilizing Track Changes in MS Word.

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Proposal Writing

Fees vary based on federal, state, or foundation/corporate application and complexity. Federal and state application requests needed at least 5-6 weeks before the deadline. Foundation and corporate requests needed at least 3-4 weeks before the deadline. 

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Continuous consulting services

15-25 hours per month of consulting services.  Includes research, planning, one meeting per month if needed, and continuous proposal writing.

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Fundraising Assessment 

20 hours a month for up to 3 months. Includes initial meeting to determine areas/depth to be assessed, research and review, and a comprehensive recommendation report.

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Continuous Fundraising Consulting

15-25 hours a month of consulting services.  This may include developing a fundraising plan, calendar, and goals, managing specific processes (i.e. crowdfunding), assessing data, and more; 2 meetings a  month.

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Introducing New Services!

-Interim Executive Director Services

-Organizational/Board Development

(Includes facilitation of board retreats)

-Strategic Planning Services

-Annual and Capital Campaign Strategy Services

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Anne Dailey

Anne Dailey, MPA, MSW, part-time consultant for Grants Avenue LLC, and “an advancer of dreams and missions” is a seasoned professional in fundraising and grant proposal writing with more than 25 years’ experience. She has enjoyed working with local, national, and international agencies with missions that focus on social services, animal welfare, education and healthcare. When Anne is hired by a nonprofit, she believes it is important that she is seen as a trusted, working member of the agency’s extended team. With Amy Shankland at the helm, the Grants Avenue team reflects this, and works together as a collaborative group of professionals who excel at providing exceptional grant services!

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Leigh Riley Evans

Leigh Riley Evans is a community development executive. In her professional endeavors she is

responsible for making asset-based connections and developing resources to improve equity and

access for neighborhood residents. For the last 10 years she has provided direction and

management of JEWEL Human Services at Eastern Star Church and the Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation while raising millions of dollars. Leigh considers herself a change agent and enjoys fostering collaboration so that all lives are enriched with the gifts and talents that people can offer. Her career and educational highlights include earning a B.S. in Psychology from Purdue University and her MBA from the University of Phoenix. She currently serves as a Commissioner for the Indiana State Fairgrounds and on the Board of Directors for several community-based organizations including the world-renowned Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

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Courtney Tucker

Courtney Tucker, MA, was connected to Green Avenue by Anne Dailey, a long-time friend and colleague. Courtney grew up in Indianapolis but moved to Atlanta after university more than a decade ago. Her first nonprofit position was as Program Manager for a refugee-service agency and she's been a dedicated community advocate ever since. She really enjoys working with small, but mighty, nonprofit teams that prioritize youth, the environment, and social justice. Courtney is excited to be part of the Green Avenue team and looks forward to connecting with inspiring individuals and organizations to advance organizational goals!

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Lise Roberson

Anne Dailey, MPA, MSW, part-time consultant for Grants Avenue LLC, and “an advancer of dreams and missions” is a seasoned professional in fundraising and grant proposal writing with more than 25 years’ experience. She has enjoyed working with local, national, and international agencies with missions that focus on social services, animal welfare, education and healthcare. When Anne is hired by a nonprofit, she believes it is important that she is seen as a trusted, working member of the agency’s extended team. With Amy Shankland at the helm, the Grants Avenue team reflects this, and works together as a collaborative group of professionals who excel at providing exceptional grant services!

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Who Are We

Exceeding clients’ expectations since 2016

Advisors, Mentors, Writers, Trainers, Friends, Resources, and Connectors

Leigh Riley Evans

Leigh Riley Evans, a community and economic development executive, has been instrumental in fostering equity and access for Indianapolis residents for well over twenty years. Her leadership at Lutheran Child & Family Services, JEWEL Human Services of Eastern Star Church and the Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation, among other non-profit organizations has raised millions of dollars, showcasing her dedication as a fundraiser and change agent. With a B.S. in Psychology from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix, Leigh actively contributes to the community as a Commissioner for the Indiana State Fairgrounds and serves on the Board of Directors for various community-based organizations, including the world renowned, Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

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Lise Roberson

Lise Roberson was new to the grant field when she joined Grants Avenue as a grant consultant in January of 2020. She and Amy met while involved with Dale Carnegie Training and have known each other for over 20 years. Prior to joining Grants Avenue, she worked in Special Education at the local public school for 9 years. She has a degree in Marine Science from the University of South Carolina. Lise was a field biologist for the University of Maine after graduation and then worked in inside sales for various Advertising Specialty firms before deciding to stay home to raise her children for 10 years.

Courtney Tucker

Courtney Tucker, MA, was connected to Green Avenue by Anne Dailey, a long-time friend and colleague. Courtney grew up in Indianapolis but moved to Atlanta after university more than a decade ago. Her first nonprofit position was as Program Manager for a refugee-service agency and she's been a dedicated community advocate ever since. She really enjoys working with small, but mighty, nonprofit teams that prioritize youth, the environment, and social justice. Courtney is excited to be part of the Green Avenue team and looks forward to connecting with inspiring individuals and organizations to advance organizational goals!

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Amy Shankland

Amy Shankland, GPC, has been a grant professional for over 22 years. She has worked for a variety of non-profit organizations and local governments, including the City of Noblesville, Indiana from 2007-2016. While employed by the city, Amy and her grants team consistently obtained a 50% or higher win ratio. She has been a member of the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) since 2007 and has held nearly every local GPA chapter leadership position. Amy is the author of the new book, Interviews by a Clueless White Woman, published by Warren Publishing.

Anne Dailey

Anne Dailey, MPA, MSW, part-time consultant for Grants Avenue LLC, and “an advancer of dreams and missions” is a seasoned professional in fundraising and grant proposal writing with more than 25 years’ experience. She has enjoyed working with local, national, and international agencies with missions that focus on social services, animal welfare, education and healthcare. When Anne is hired by a nonprofit, she believes it is important that she is seen as a trusted, working member of the agency’s extended team. With Amy Shankland at the helm, the Grants Avenue team reflects this, and works together as a collaborative group of professionals who excel at providing exceptional grant services!

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Working with Grants Avenue has been an absolute joy. Their expertise and professionalism allowed them to quickly and easily become an extension of our fundraising team. Since we started utilizing their services, we have been able to increase support from existing funders and identify new funding sources.

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Why Green Avenue?

Our mission is to do the ultimate best for clients to help them reach their fundraising goals.

 

We started in August of 2016 with our founder and one client. We’re excited to now be a team of five working with 13 clients – and the list is growing.

 

In 2021 we changed our name to Green Avenue to reflect the numerous services we offer. We go beyond grant research and proposals to help clients with crowdfunding, strategic and development plans, sponsorships, major gifts, and more! We love what we do.

 

We take pride in not just our writing efforts, but relationship building as well, which is key to fundraising. Funders no longer want to just “write a check”, but be involved with organizations and their programs in numerous other ways.

 

We offer:

 

Basic Services – For non-profits who need a one-time “push” to help get started on the road to receiving grants

 

Grant Proposal Writing Services – Whether it’s proofreading/editing, a one-time written proposal, or a consultant to assist an organization year-round, Green Avenue can help.

Fundraising Services - Whether it’s reviewing one of your fundraising programs for effectiveness, developing an annual fundraising plan, donor solicitation planning, board development, or developing various fundraising vehicles, we can help.

We offer much more and are looking forward to talking to you to see if what you need is within our scope.

Please take a moment to get to know us and feel free to reach out with questions.

 

With Enthusiasm,

 

Amy Shankland, GPC, Chief Grant Getter, and Author

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