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.

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

* 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 and LOIs for general operating and programming needs and completed grant reports for:

* 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 for:

* Padua Franciscan High School * Building Hope in the City