Grant proposals and reports
Grant proposals and reports
Grant Writing: Grant proposals tailored to your project or general operating needs. My philosophy is that every foundation or corporation is different; therefore, your proposal must take those differences into consideration to be successful.
Grant Research: I will do extensive research to discover all appropriate grant opportunities for your nonprofit. Your organization must be a “good fit” with the priorities of the prospective funder for you to have a chance of success.
Written Fundraising Communications: Annual Fundraising letters, thank you letters, letters of inquiry, stewardship reports, etc.
Training to help you create a fundraising plan: An investment in training will yield dividends for years to come! Every successful nonprofit organization needs an annual fundraising plan. I will help you construct a plan that will ensure you have the funds to operate your organization for the coming year. Once you have created your plan, you will find it easy to update it for each successive year.
Written copy for Web and print newsletters & brochures: Fundraising and publicity go hand in hand. Simple newsletters and brochures will raise your profile among your constituents and help you raise more funds.
Enid D. Horowitz has been engaged in grant writing for nonprofits since 2001. Prior to that she was a music educator in public schools in Philadelphia and New York City. She applies this background daily as a consultant to arts, culture and education organizations.
With the understanding that people give to organizations they are familiar with, Enid uses public relations and communications, including newsletters, brochures, direct mail correspondence and publicity, to raise your nonprofit's profile.
Enid began in the nonprofit world as a program coordinator for the Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia. While there, she managed a small charitable fund, gaining firsthand knowledge of what funders seek in a nonprofit. She wrote the Board's annual grant narrative and went on to a position as grant writer for Singing City Choir, combining her love and knowledge of music with her writing abilities. In the course of five years, she successfully increased Singing City's foundation support.
Enid is a member of the Grant Professionals Association-SEPA, and holds a master's degree in journalism from Temple University. Please see her resume.
Breathing Room Foundation
Act II Playhouse
American Theatre Arts for Youth
First Philadelphia Charter School For Literacy
Choral Arts Society
Friends School Haverford
Steppingstone Scholars, Inc.
Singing City, Inc.
The Rock School for Dance Education
Independence Sinfonia, Inc.
University of the Sciences
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
"We have had an exciting year and look to come in ahead of budget by about $200,000. Thank you for all your help this past year and contributing to our success! "
Director of Development
Steppingstone Scholars, Inc.
"In the art of grant writing Enid Horowitz stands out with expert knowledge of fundraising strategy and public relations. Enid's thoroughness, strong organization, and mastery of language helped secure hundreds of thousands of dollars for our school."
Kendra E. Fretz, former Development Manager
Profile: Presenting varied experience in the nonprofit arena, with expertise in the following areas:
§ Development—Foundation, Corporate and Government relations
§ Fundraising Planning, Grant Research, Writing and Stewardship
§ Public Relations, publicity, web content, web maintenance
2/06 -- present Consultant, Development and Communications. Clients: Pennsylvania Ballet, Breathing Room Foundation, American Diabetes Association, Steppingstone Scholars, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of the Sciences, Episcopal Community Services, Opportunity House, Bartram’s Garden, Singing City, Teen Connect, Rock School For Dance Education, Russell Byers Charter School, Grounds For Sculpture, Choral Arts Society, Darlington Arts Center, Montgomery County Concert Band, Friends School Haverford, American Theater Arts for Youth, Act II Playhouse, Lemon Hill, and Salus University.
Fall 2013 -- Adjunct Instructor, Temple University, Dept. of Strategic Communications, 216 Weiss Hall, 1701 N. 13th St., Philadelphia, PA 19122, 215-204-5790. Graduate-level course: Grant and Proposal Writing.
Summer 2007-- Adjunct Instructor, Temple University. Dept. of Strategic and Organizational Communications, 216 Weiss Hall, 1701 N. 13th St., Philadelphia, PA 19122, 215-204-5790.
Taught graduate-level course: Communications for Nonprofit Organizations.
11/01- 6/05 Development Associate, Singing City Inc., 123 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, PA, 215-569-9067.
9/97-2001 Program Associate and Chaplaincy Administrator (part time), Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia, 2100 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA., 215-832-0686.
· Wrote grant proposals and budget narratives
· Wrote two newsletters serving different constituencies
· Supervised chaplaincy program serving 27 nursing homes, 12 hospitals, and five community centers in greater Philadelphia, and 37 state mental hospitals across Pennsylvania
· Issued contracts
· Managed personnel
· Conducted marketing
· Collected data and prepared quarterly reports
· Coordinated educational membership programs
· Administered two charitable funds
1997-2001 Coordinator, Rabbis’ Fund, Bd. of Rabbis of Gr. Philadelphia, 2100 Arch St., Phila., PA.
Temple University, Master of Journalism
Manhattan School of Music, Master of Music
Brooklyn College, B.A. in Music
High School of Music & Art, New York, NY
SEMINARS (Partial Listing)
Grant Professionals Association
Nonprofit Consultants Network Philly
Kappa Tau Alpha, National Honor Society in Journalism and Mass Communication
Q- Do you work on site or from your own office?
A- I will do either; however I've found that after an initial meeting, I generally work from my office and communicate with clients by phone and e-mail. This arrangement is most economical for you. I am happy to attend meetings and relevant events to become familiar with your programs.
Q- How do you get the information you need?
A- I prefer to work with one point person from your organization who will gather all the necessary information for grant proposals, reports, press releases, etc. This saves time and money.
Q- How do you charge for your services--by the project, by the hour or by some percentage of the grant?
A- I charge an hourly fee that is reasonable and competitive in the field. The Association of Fundraising Professionals considers it unethical to charge a percentage of a grant. You'll understand why when you consider that not every proposal is funded, through no fault of the grant writer. It's a bit like paying the doctor only if
you get well! Also, many foundations frown upon using their grants to cover fundraising costs.
Q- How much lead time do you need to complete a grant proposal?
A- The short answer is that I need at least two weeks to do a proper job, which includes amassing necessary information, writing, editing and revising. Government grants require at least four weeks as they are often quite complicated. Time must be built in to consider budgets and final approvals.
The long answer is that much depends on how prepared your organization is with your history, mission, project description, evaluation process, time line, list of other funders and budgets. If you have all these components at hand, then the process will be shorter.
Q- Do you write one proposal that we can send to many foundations?
A- No. Foundations are like people--each one is unique and has different priorities. One foundation will only fund projects for children; another one only programs for adults in Bucks County; and a third, only capital expenses. Each proposal must be tailored to the particular foundation's priorities. I help my clients determine whether they are a good fit and then I craft proposals in a strategic fashion.