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Grant Writing

Are you a busy Executive Director or Director of Development who always means to get to grant proposals but never seems to have enough time? You know that you could be bringing in more funds but you don’t have the staff to focus on grant writing. Whether it’s assistance with a one-time project, or on-going support that you need, we can help.

Manuela Kress was instrumental in the growth of ITEC. Her knowledge of fundraising helped identify areas in which our organization was lacking and her grant writing skills helped us fill those gaps. ITEC was able to fund a 25% increase in our operating budget due to the quality grant proposals Manuela wrote. Her writing also helped broaden our fund development by creating engaging and successful annual appeals. Manuela will do what it takes to thoroughly understand your organization to ensure she is accurately conveying your message to the right people for the most impact.


Alexandera Stevens 
Former Director of Operations

Information Technology Empowerment Center

As Director of Development for a large multi-service agency I have many competing priorities. Manuela was able to provide the grant support I needed. She expanded the number of grants we were able to submit to foundations and assisted our division directors with successfully attaining state and federal funding


Demphna Krikorian
Director of Development

Child and Family Charities

Manuela Kress has been providing top-notch grant writing and consulting services to ITEC for over two years. During that time she developed a comprehensive grant program that spanned from researching, writing, and submitting applications; to writing press releases and thank you letters.  Manuela expanded both the number of grants submitted and the number of funders that support ITEC’s work. She became part of our team, working closely with leadership and the board of directors to create a culture of philanthropy. Manuela built staff capacity in fund development and devised creative ways to diversify funding. Her work was expeditious and she provided us with exceptional customer service.  Manuela’s contributions in grant writing, donor communications, and planning successful events were integral to the growth of ITEC’s programs that provide STEM education to under-served youth in the Lansing area.  


Kirk Riley, Executive Director
Information Technology Empowerment Center


Our organization was seeking a three year grant to fund senior services. We asked

Mid-Michigan Grant Writers and Consultants to help us write the request for

proposal. Manuela was able to help us develop an RFP that told the story about

our organization and the people we serve, what we do, and how important our

services are in our community. I could not have been more impressed with the

final request for proposal and it was finished before the deadline. I would highly

recommend Mid-Michigan Grant Writers and Consultants to any organization

applying for funding.

Dale Evilsizer

Aging Director

Iosco County Commission on Aging

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