SERVICES

Makusudi provides one-on-one consulting and project management in an array of different arenas for corporate and nonprofit organizations, as well as individuals.

FUNDRAISING

 

*Project proposals and concept notes

 

*Grant requests and supporting documentation

 

*Grant submission review

 

*Draft endowment & donor agreements

 

*Donor solicitations & fundraising appeals

 

*Relationship building and forging new partnerships

 

*Campaign development

 

*Product fundraising

 

STEWARDSHIP

 

*Monitoring & evaluation metrics

 

*Grant/endowment compliance

 

*Grant reporting

 

*Annual donor reports

 

*Donor stewardship plans

 

*Donor thank you notes

RESEARCH

 

*Funding sources

 

*Potential prospects

 

*Local, regional, and international

partnership opportunities

 

*Regional needs and funding

opportunities

 

*Project development

 

*Market research

 

CAMPAIGNS


*Creative solutions to organizational hurdles

*Strategic planning

 

*Community awareness campaigns

 

*Marketing campaigns

 

*Media kit and marketing materials creation

 

*Social media campaigns

Other Services

TRAINING

 

*Capacity building and skills development

 

*Training event planning & oversight

 

*Staff & event participant surveys

 

*Outcome measurements

 

*Community outreach

 

*Training materials

 

*Information and skills building sessions

ORGANIZATIONAL ASSESSMENT

 

*Action planning and hands-on assessments

 

*SWOT analysis, needs assessment, and planning tools

 

*Business process needs evaluation

 

*Business process redesign

 

*Staff & program participant surveys

 

*Program design and budget development

SYSTEMS MIGRATIONS

 

*Action plan development

 

*Action/issue plan tracking and reporting

 

*Vendor, stakeholder, and project team liaison

 

*Configurations & updates

*Assessments of status and any potential issues and risk mitigation

 

*Systems testing and validation

*Review of system processes and optimization of workflow

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

 

*Action plan development & issue/action

plan tracking

*From concept to delivery project oversight

(photo shoots, content collection, publication

creation, printing, etc.)

 

*International non-profit registration & IRS filing for 501(c)3 status

*Systems migration from contract signing to launch and post-launch integrations

EVENT COORDINATION

*Detailed coordination of events such as:

sales or business meetings, celebrations,

charity events, and employee appreciation events

*Budget management

*Management of talent, catering, speakers,

vendors, and participants

*Promotional material edit or design

 

*Presentation preparation

*Event timeline coordination & monitoring

 

*Event logistics coordination

 

*Management of talent, catering, speakers, vendors, and participants

*Volunteer coordination

*Extended community engagement

Each fee structure is agreed upon in writing before the project commences. Depending on the type of work, we can give an hourly rate (for editing), per word (for piecemeal content), daily rate, monthly retainer, or fixed project cost.

We do not work on a percentage, commission, or contingency basis. Learn why here.

CONTENT CREATION

 

*Governance documents and organizational bylaws & policies

 

*Board member agreements

*Endowment agreements

 

*Publication design and creation (e.g. newsletters, annual reports, event reports, brochures, etc.)

*Literature review/interviews/field visits analyzed and compiled into written report

*Blogs and articles (on development-related topics and social causes for print and web

 

*Press releases

*Presentations for disparate audiences (e.g. donors, stakeholders, field and global staff trainings, board members, etc.)

*Event material design and creation (e.g. banners, visual and media presentations, talking points, informational pamphlets)

EDITING

*Developmental and content editing

*Copyediting

 

*Proofreading

*Sectoral reports, blogs, case studies, annual reports, academic papers, working papers, videos, position papers, presentations, etc.

*Experienced with New Hart's Rules (Oxford style guide), MLA Handbook, The Chicago Manual of Style (Turabian style guide), and Harvard Style

 

STORYTELLING

*Strategic planning and professionalization of external-facing comms products

*Create, update, and maintain social media accounts and marketing

*Work with staff and board to understand and align the vision/brand/style to best portray the organization online (e.g. social media updates, website articles, blog posts)

*Work with digital marketing team to define guidelines and meet organizational marketing needs with digital marketing / ad campaigns

*Website creation, design, and management

*Brand strategy development, management, and positioning

*Personal branding and self-packaging for social media

*Collect individual and family testimonies to prepare legal documents for immigration and review for discrepancies or potential issues

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