Margaret Rog - development consulting - grantwriting - partnership development
Frequently asked questions
Here are some of the questions I'm asked by potential clients. Please contact me at margaret.rog@gmail.com or (612) 590-1806 with additional questions. 

Q: How much do you charge?
A: Please contact me to discuss your needs. After we talk, I'll prepare a detailed proposal and cost estimate that aligns with your needs and goals. 

Q: Do you charge only if proposals are funded?
A: I'm careful to suggest and pursue only funding opportunities that align well with a nonprofit's mission and goals. However, many factors enter into a foundation's or government agency's decision to award a grant. I can't guarantee an award, but I can guarantee high-quality strategic writing that tells your story in a compelling way. In addition to grant applications, many organizations adapt the case-making materials I create for website copy, individual donor letters, and other purposes.

Q: What are some examples of grant awards you've helped clients secure? 
A: I enjoy helping organizations of all sizes make a compelling case for the unique contributions they make to the communities they serve. Below are examples of grant awards I've recently helped secure:

$1.29 million from the U.S. Department of Education
for after-school programs for the West Metro Education District (WMEP)

$350,000 from the Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation
for the Minneapolis Jewish Federation

$342,500 from the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development
for the Women in Technical Careers Initiative at Dunwoody College of Technology

$300,000 from the U.S. Department of Education
for the Children's Theatre Company
(co-wrote with colleague Beth Schoeppler)

$150,000 from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Minnesota
for City of St. Louis Park's Health in the Park initiative 

$135,000 from the Minnesota State Arts Board
for the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS)

$100,000 from the Hot Topic Foundation
for musical instruments for low-income MPS students 

$75,000 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
for the Women in Technical Careers initiative at Dunwoody College of Technology

$65,000 from the Otto Bremer Trust
for workforce training programs at Dunwoody College of Technology

$30,000 from the McKnight Foundation
for The Moving Company (formerly Theater de La Jeune Lune)

$10,000 from the Minnesota Historical Society
for a historical article about former Dunwoody president Charles Prosser

$1,000 from the Kohler Foundation
for summer jazz camp at the Shell Lake Arts Center

I look forward to connecting with you!