With our robust research capabilities, we leverage information to build more effective fund raising strategies.
We hired Amanda Johnston to apply for an ambitious $6M grant from the California Department of Education. It was a grueling process that we could not have completed without AJC’s expertise. We were awarded that grant and leveraged our success nine months later to win a complementary $921,000 grant, with Amanda's help once again.
Jodi Edwards-Wright, Former Director of Programs, San Jose, CA
Our organization relies on donations to conduct medical work in Latin America. Amanda helped us consolidate the materials required for grant applications, saving us time and facilitating the tedious process. She took the extra time to get to know our work before presenting us with an extensive prospective funder calendar that fit well with our needs. She provided us with numerous strategies on what to say and how to be successful. Her timeline will help us keep on track all year.
Paul O'Rourke, Board of Directors, Central American Programs
Vision Health International
We worked with AJC for more than 8 years. In those years Amanda more than tripled the RMDSA’s grants income, and went above and beyond what other consultants do to become intimately familiar with not just our mission, but with those we actually serve. It is this knowledge of our work, our values as an organization, and most importantly a personal connection with those with Down syndrome that has helped make her so successful in her fund raising. She is truly valued.
Mac Macsovits, Executive Director, Denver, Colorado
The RDS Foundation is a small but longstanding organization that funds a clinic that diagnoses and treats bipolar indigent patients. We worked with Amanda in 2014. We were happy to have her knowledgeable and experienced support. She is easy to work with, very professional, and thorough. She has, what we consider to be a powerful tool for prospect research that perhaps no other consulting firm can match.
When we made the decision to apply for the Federally Qualifed Health Center (FQHC)
planning grant, we knew that it would be essential to enlist the services of someone who had a firm understanding of the government application process and who had superior technical writing skills. Along with possessing these attributes, AJC was extraordinarily reliable in terms of meeting deadlines and delivering a high quality product. I would not hesitate to call on Amanda should the need arise in the future.
Jim Garcia, Executive Director, Denver, Colorado
Amanda Johnston Consulting has tapped into a new and better way of conducting prospect research and managing grants. They have helped us embed that understanding into our organization with great success. I highly recommend their services.
Jeff Grossberg, Former E.D., National Program Base