Start Here’s expertise is telling your organization’s or project’s story to a particular audience: a shareholder, a prospective funder, a curious reader, even the government.
We present your vision irresistibly.
Please choose a link below to learn more about the specific service(s) for you:
Fundraising & Grants
PREPARING GRANT PROPOSALS
Start Here works with universities, nonprofits, startups, and other entities to fund projects and operations via grant money. Grant proposals go to foundations, the government, businesses, and other funders; if you don´t know good sources of funding, we find the ones most appropriate for your project. We research and cull prospects and prepare your proposal.
DEVELOPING ASKS FOR POTENTIAL DONORS
Sometimes the best way to fund a project isn´t to compete for funds earmarked for a certain cause, but to approach appropriate private funders. (This happens often with universities and other schools.) Start Here works with you to develop the best pitch for these special situations. If you have a graphics department at your disposal, we can simply work with you on developing the best approach and then write it, helping to keep costs down; if you require design and printing, we can do that, too.
FINDING SEED MONEY FOR YOUR STARTUP OR SMALL BUSINESS
This one explains itself. If you´re a startup or small business, or even a researcher–particularly one in a tech, biotech, or medical field–you most likely know quite well that there´s a lot of money out there that can help you grow. This funding comes mostly from the government, but also from private sources and foundations focused on your interest. Start Here helps you locate and secure this type of funding.
You´ve done it hundreds of times. The Request for Proposals (RFP) lands your inbox and you think about how, if you got that government business, it could change your own. But you decide that there´s no way–who´s got the time and skill to prepare this labyrinthine thing? Start Here does.
Copyediting & Copywriting
Annual reports, e-newsletters, revamping a Flintstonian Web site (or adding video to your current one), writing, designing, and printing an investment prospectus. Start Here does it for you.
If you have access to your own graphics and printing operation (as many universities do), we do any necessary reporting and copywriting and work with your designers and printers; if you need us to do layout, design, and printing, we can.
If your writing is done but you need a discerning editor, we can ease your worry.