The success of J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. since 1989 and the requests by clients for additional services, has led to the natural progression of expanded services. The firm offers additional services that have a direct relationship to grants development such as Project Administration, Income Surveys, Needs Assessment, Background Statements, Status Reports, and much more.
Many agencies have a perceived idea that “grants are the solution” to all their financial needs. This is not the case. There are many other types of fundraising, such as; membership drives, event fundraising, and donor solicitations. These types of fundraising are important to complete an agency’s financial plan and are needed when looking to the grant programs for support. J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. has a wide variety of clients and has dealt with all of these aspects of fundraising. We can offer 23 years of experience and provide you with the guidance needed to be successful in the quest for organizational funds.
Another service provided to smaller agencies that need additional help beyond grants development is guidance with capital campaigns. When an agency needs assistance and direction with the financial development of a campaign, J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. can provide this service. Individual solicitation, planned giving, endowments, membership dues, special events and grants are all integral parts of raising the funds needed to complete a major capital project. J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. can assist with these endeavors, with the agency providing the Board of Directors and staff support to accomplish these tasks.
Many times clients need a plan to reference in a grant proposal. J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. can offer low cost plan assistance for plan development or complete plan development, depending on the needs of the client. An example of a plan that is needed for grants development is a “Five Year Parks and Recreation Master Plan”. J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. can guide your organization in the development of these plans and provide exactly what is needed in order to secure grant funding.
J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is experienced in conducting income surveys to determine eligibility for certain programs, such as Community Development Block Grants and HUD programs. Fees for this service are based on the size of the sample population and include survey creation, mailing and compiling results. Past experience in survey dissemination and collection has made the firm an expert in the field. J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. has also been recognized by several state and federal agencies for its ability to provide this service.
J. O’Connell & Associates offers hourly, per project and annual contracts to serve your organizations unique grants consultation needs. We look forward to preparing your next application.