Grant Development Services: About GDS
Grant Development Services (GDS), a division of Metasoft Systems Inc., is a team of skilled and experienced consultants, grant writers and researchers committed to helping clients realize their fundraising goals. GDS offers a portfolio of fundraising services and support to non-profit and charitable organizations throughout North America. GDS helps clients realize their fundraising objectives, addressing a critical shortage in organizational personnel, training or resources needed to successfully access funding.
GDS – Why Work with us
The clearest advantage to hiring a fundraising consulting group lies in cost savings and better stewardship of resources. The annual cost to contract for specialized fundraising services through Grant Development Services is approximately 30% less than maintaining an employee’s salary, overhead and benefits.
Beyond the direct expense, an in-house individual fundraiser is still only one individual. Working with a consulting group multiplies your fundraising advantage by drawing on the skills and experiences of an entire department of experts.
More significantly, the majority of entry-level development staff stay in their position 18 months or less, on average. This raises the costs for a non-profit to recruit, train and retain competent development staff on an ongoing basis.
A full-service consulting group mitigates these problems by offering clients a highly diverse team of professional fundraisers, with a broad range of experience and specialized skills sets – and who are ready to respond to client requests and inquiries at a moment’s notice.
What We Do
- Strategic Development and Fundraising Plans
- Foundation Prospect Research & Identification
- Case for Support & Letter of Inquiry Development
- Grant Proposal Development
- Online Application Development
- Application Review & Analysis
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