Stacy Fitzsimmons

Stacy Fitzsimmons is founder of SNF Writing Solutions, a planning-proposal-project management consultancy. She has a passion for strategy, process, and implementation and enjoys working with a variety of nonprofit, corporate, and government clients nationally. Stacy is a state and federal grant expert with over $70 million in awards in the last 5 years.

Recent Posts

Creating a Grants Office from Scratch (Part 6): Resources and Launch

Posted by Stacy Fitzsimmons on Aug 10, 2014 10:01:00 PM

Here we are at the last post of this grants office series. I wish you great success as you ramp up your grants office with key stakeholders.

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Topics: Grants Office, Grants Management Best Practices

Creating a Grants Office from Scratch (Part 5): Establish Grant Goals

Posted by Stacy Fitzsimmons on Aug 6, 2014 10:00:00 PM

Now it's time to establish the office and launch. The main objective at this stage is to have a plan in place that is executable and that can be measured for success and return on investment. For strategy junkies and those that enjoy the development of the grant workplan (goals, objectives, outcomes, activities), this is the fun part. If you are not one of those, seek someone to help with the development. Sometimes the perspective of an outsider can be a grounding voice in the process.

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Topics: Grants Office, Grants Management Best Practices

Creating a Grants Office from Scratch (Part 4): Evaluating Culture

Posted by Stacy Fitzsimmons on Aug 4, 2014 10:00:00 PM

In previous posts of this series, we assessed the need for a grants office, established next steps, and talked strategy. In order to establish a strong grants office, guiding leadership and grant directors must also look to evaluating culture—the focus of this article.

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Topics: Grants Office, Grants Management Best Practices

Creating a Grants Office from Scratch (Part 3): The Strategic Plan

Posted by Stacy Fitzsimmons on Jul 15, 2014 10:01:00 PM

Welcome to part 3 of the series guiding leadership and grant directors in the quest to establish a strong grants office. (See parts 1 and 2 of the series in case you missed them.) Now that we have support for the office and know the reason for its being, let's talk strategy.

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Topics: Grants Office, Grants Management Best Practices

Creating a Grants Office from Scratch (Part 2): We Need One - Now What?

Posted by Stacy Fitzsimmons on Jun 24, 2014 10:00:00 PM

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Topics: Grants Office, Grants Management Best Practices

Creating a Grants Office from Scratch (Part 1)

Posted by Stacy Fitzsimmons on Jun 10, 2014 10:00:00 PM

The grants office is strategically linked to the leadership and financial goals of the organization. The decision to create a grants office is a nod to the importance of properly managing the phases of the grant cycle from program planning, to application, to award management, through close-out. Creating a grants office from scratch takes diligence in maintaining a balance of the ethics of the profession and the goals of the organization.

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Topics: Grants Office, Grants Management Best Practices

The State of Grant Making in Indiana

Posted by Stacy Fitzsimmons on Aug 19, 2013 6:00:00 AM

What are we to think about the availability of grant funding in and for the state of Indiana? It's a broad question best approached one grantor category at a time: foundations, state agencies, and the federal agencies each take a slightly different grant seeking strategy.

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Topics: Federal Grants, State Grants, Grant Seeking, Budgets, Foundation Grants

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