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Laura Rhodes

Company Name : Third Sector Consulting Group

Address 1 : P.O. Box 6748
Address 2 :
City : Bozeman
County : Gallatin
State : Montana
Zip : 59771
Phone (Daytime) : 406-551-6200
Phone (Cell) :
Email :
Website URL :

Expertise Area - Primary:
Management/Staff Development,Fundraising/Fund Development,Communications/Marketing/Public Relations,Board Development & Governance

Expertise Area - Secondary:
Program Planning/Design and Evaluation,Organizational Planning,Organizational Change

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Laura Rhodes has helped nonprofits raise more than $10 million through grants, direct mail campaigns and special events.

She is a Certified Grant Writer who offers training, coaching and support for nonprofits that want to write their own grants.  She also helps nonprofits “go beyond grants” by creating robust fundraising plans and involving everyone in the organization in the donor development process.

Laura has a Certificate in Nonprofit Board Education and works with boards to understand their governance and fundraising roles.  She facilitates workshops and retreats for organizations across the country.

Prior starting her consulting business, Laura was a program officer with the American Express Foundation. She is a long-time volunteer and has been a board member, board chair, development officer and interim executive director.

Having been a grantmaker and a fundraiser – as well as a board member and a staff member – Laura has a unique perspective that she uses to help people raise more money for the causes they love.


Grant Prospect Research – Get qualified leads, application guidelines, deadlines and more.  

Grant & Communications Critiques – Ensure that your grant proposals and direct appeals read well for your target audience.

Fundraising Planning – Create financial goals and specific strategies and action plans to reach them.

Board Training & Development – From good governance practices, to better board member recruitment and higher engagement, learn how you can build a stronger board.

Workshops, webinars and customized trainings – Popular topics include:
   o    Grant Writing: It’s More Than Writing
   o    Where’s the Money? Really??
   o    Going Beyond Grants  
   o    Get Your Board “On Board” with Fundraising
   o    Take the Fear Out of Fundraising


Certified Grant Writer, American Grant Writers' Association
Certificate of Nonprofit Board Education, BoardSource
Association of Fundraising Professionals, Member
Montana Nonprofit Association, Affiliate Member




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