Helping You Tell Your Story: So you can focus on your mission – helping others.

Please contact PJ Wordsmith to discuss communications and/or fundraising strategies designed to advance your mission.

In developing a partnership, we can work together to achieve your goals.


* Grant Readiness Assessment

* Grant Funding Research

* Letters of Intent/Inquiry (LOI) – often requested by funders before submitting a full proposal

* Proposal Development including Writing & Supporting Data Research

* Proposal Review & Revision to Strengthen Existing Proposals

* Program Budget Development

* Grant Reporting

* Case Statements for Capital Campaign Feasibility Studies

* Board Development (incl. Fundraising Responsibilities)

* Fundraising and Development Materials

* Storytelling Content Planning & Development

* Newsletters & Articles

* Media Coverage



In partnership with The Ohio State University’s Nonprofit Leadership Program, developed foundation and corporate grant proposals for The Salvation Army in Central Ohio including:

* The Columbus Foundation / White Castle Foundation

* American Honda Foundation * Nationwide Foundation 


Developed grants (including United Way and Levy Funding) and LOIs for general operating and programming needs and completed grant reports for:

* Trumbull Mobile Meals

* LifeAct

* The Nord Center

* Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center

* Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve


Worked with grant teams preparing federal and state grant proposals including workforce development and scientific research grants for:

* Consortium: Cleveland State University, University of Central Florida, California Institute of Technology, University of Sidney-Australia, The German Aerospace Center and MINES ParisTech

* Consortium: Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College, Lorain County Community College and North Central State College

* Cleveland State University

* Lorain County Community College


Capital Campaign Case/Needs Statements

* Padua Franciscan High School * Building Hope in the City


Communications (Impact Reports | Articles | Media Coverage)

* Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center * The Episcopal Diocese of Ohio

* Cleveland State University * Lorain County Community College

* Ronald McDonald House Charities * Habitat for Humanity

* The OSU-Wexner Medical Center * The Cleveland Clinic 

* Kenyon College * Ohio State University Alumni Association

* Padua Franciscan High School * AFP Cleveland Chapter