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Client Case Study: Community Development Corp/Nonprofit

Client Challenges

  • Lacked staff manpower for grant writing
  • Lacked ability to conduct quality funder research
  • Seeking sustainable funding
  • Seeking grant funds for multiple programs with multiple funding opportunities

Client Testimonial

“The P2G team has been a wonderful group to work with. As an organization with a variety of programs and initiatives having P2G as a trusted partner in grant writing services has allowed us to be successful in winning more grants to serve the community.  The flexibility, knowledge, professionalism and commitment of the grant writers to meet deadlines, work on multiple grants for different programs and exceed expectations makes P2G an awesome addition to the University Area CDC.”

Jaree Ervin, MA, CNP, CFRE, Chief Development Officer

Solutions Highlights

P2G provided the following solutions:

  • Engaged highly qualified writers throughout contract and subsequent renewal
  • Provided an outside fresh perspective about their organization and grant writing
  • Conducted ongoing funder research and provided detailed information regarding funder focus
  • Developed a grant writing plan and calendar with the client
  • Provided expert grant writing strategies catered to each funder’s focus and goals
  • Assigned a writer and a reviewer to craft grant proposals that aligned with funder goals and best represented the client
  • Engaged additional writers and reviewers to address emergency funding needs due to the COVID crisis
  • Provided expert budget advice to the client

Results Highlights

As a result of P2G’s services the client has:

  • Won over $433,132 in grant funding in 2020 for building improvements, program funding, staff, and general operating expenses
  • Gained a better understanding of grant funders and how to approach them and appeal to them
  • Created solid budgets using funder budget forms and required structures
  • Received support during the COVID crisis with additional emergency grant research and writing
  • Saved thousands of dollars in wages and benefits by providing a writer from our team rather than a full-time staff person
  • Renewed the service agreement with P2G for the next year
  • Received insights into how to best record and report services provided to clients
University Area Community Development Corp

University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc. (UACDC) is a public/private partnership whose mission is children and family development, crime prevention, and commerce growth. Its primary focus is the redevelopment and sustainability of the at-risk areas surrounding the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida. For over 20 years, UACDC has championed positive change in the economic, educational and social levels of the community through youth programs, adult education, affordable housing, workforce and resource assistance, and community engagement. UACDC promises to be a beacon of hope and a safe-haven for those who need a voice. They do more than make a positive change in the community – they are transforming the lives of the generations to come.


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