Being new to the world of nonprofits, I have learned so much in the short amount of time working for RevComm Consulting. One of my main focuses, when supporting the team, is grant research. I find leads in all kinds of different ways, whether it is from Grantstation, Guidestar, by referral, and even when I am out around town. I make sure the grantor has a funding area in which our clients provide programs. Next, I make sure the grantor aligns with our client’s mission and funding focus. Finally, I make sure the amount of funding will work for our client.
Since the beginning of our relationship, Crystal and I have always enjoyed participating in runs for causes, toy drives, point in time counts and other type of fundraising and awareness events. Crystal had the firsthand knowledge of working in the nonprofit sector and expressed the importance of donors, volunteers, and participants at charity/fundraising events. In 2016, the idea of consulting had crossed our mind. We knew that our donations, volunteering, and fundraising was only a small portion of the support we could provide our community. We assessed the fact that we each had a skillset that would be helpful to nonprofit organizations and by providing this assistance to organizations services a variety of needs we could make a greater impact to our community.
Hi there! My name is Crista and I am the newest addition to the RevComm Consulting team. I am so excited to be a part of the team. The most exciting part of this journey is knowing that I am a part of something that is greater than myself. I love researching for grants because it reminds me of all the good that is in the world and how so many companies are trying to do their part by making the world a better place – whether that be by helping critically-ill children, youth programs, educational scholarships, domestic violence prevention, and veterans.
Crystal here! When I first started my nonprofit career in 2010, this was almost always the first question my family and friends would ask me. Looking back on things now, I don’t have ANY family members who do similar work, so I understand their confusion.
How many times have you been asked this simple question? How many times might have YOU asked this question? Crystal here, Founder of RevComm Consulting – I know I am guilty of having asked this multiple times over the years, especially early on in my career. It’s a great conversation starter, and if you’re serious about learning from an individual with a background or skill that you’re interested in, you can definitely benefit from a little picking of someone’s brain. But when is it not appropriate?