Marcia Whitney and Kirsten Stevens are co-owners of GRANTdivas, and have helped both win and award millions of grant dollars to support great causes around the globe.
We’ve also authored a 5-star rated Amazon book, “Get the Grant, Change the World: The Top 10 Mistakes People Make When Applying for Grants (& How to Get Yours Funded).”
Our clients call us because they know they know we’re reliable, competent, efficient, responsive, thorough, fast, and easy to work with – and that we’ll get results – on time and on budget.
The approach we take is different from other consulting firms that serve nonprofits – because we focus on alignment. We get to know our clients, investigate funding opportunities thoroughly and comprehensively – and write both professional and compelling grant applications that make it to the top of the stack.
We highlight the best work that our clients do, clearly articulate their goals and dreams, and put their proposals in the hands of the funders whose guidelines they are most closely aligned with.
The bottom line is… We’re the experts at making you FUNDABLE.
Marcia has dedicated 23+ years to fundraising for nonprofit organizations – as a staff member in different fields, a department head, a development director, an executive director, and a senior consultant. She is dedicated to the success of worthy organizations and believes that while their missions may vary, their ability to make a difference (especially with the partnership of the right funders) is universal.
The first grant Marcia ever helped write was a $160,000 grant for The Jane Goodall Institute. The grant was fully funded and allowed the organization to publish the Roots & Shoots environmental education materials that were distributed to thousands of teachers and young people around the globe, helping them to envision their ability to make a positive difference in the world through small, impactful projects benefiting people, animals, and the environment in their own communities.
Marcia’s fundraising efforts have focused on building mutually beneficial relationships with funders; identifying prospective individual, corporate, and foundation donors; analyzing their potential and motivation to give; cultivating relationships with them; respectfully asking for their contributions; creatively showing appreciation for their generosity; and stewarding future gifts.
Kirsten was born in Panama and spent her youth in Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Mexico. Her early childhood memories of witnessing extreme poverty, hunger, homelessness, and vicious civil wars shaped what would later become her passion for social justice and ensuring that all lives are valued. Her belief system was built on what she determined was important on this earth: that all human beings are entitled to not only having their basic needs met, but also having quality of life.
Today Kirsten works with inspirational visionaries who have chosen to devote their lives to improve our world in some way. She has helped launch nonprofits in The Bahamas as both a volunteer and a consultant, worked with foundations and charities as a director of development and executive director, and currently works as a consultant to nonprofits based in the U.S. and overseas. The focus of her work with nonprofits has been in developing organizations from the ground up. She strives to build strong, lasting entities that can make significant change by helping them raise funds and win grant proposals.
Kirsten is based in Florida and currently chairs the Nonprofit Council of the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Nonprofit Industry Council of the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.