“We have learned that including people with lived experience – consumers, family members, youth, people who have been incarcerated- always results in better outcomes.”
Jennifer Susskind, MCP
Senior Project Manager
RDA believes that grant-writing and other resource development activities help strengthen the ability of organizations, public agencies, and service providers to fulfill their missions and serve their communities. We work with clients to help them articulate, design, implement, and evaluate their own best ideas. In all of our large scale grant writing efforts, RDA aims to ensure a collaborative working partnership among public, private and community based organizations, and consumers of the services being proposed.
RDA has a long and successful history of collaborating with non-profit agencies and brings the breadth of experience, range of content knowledge, and technical capacity necessary to secure new funding sources, improve efficiency and evaluate outcomes of the work being done. RDA’s expertise in realizing resources for local governments and non-profits extends beyond grant-writing. A key element of any grant-writing process we undertake is to identify ways in which current funding might be more effectively utilized and ways in which local resources might be used to leverage additional state and federal revenue.
RDA views grant-writing and the necessary planning that precedes it as vehicles for fostering best practices in service delivery and system improvement. In order to compete for federal, state or foundation funds, organizations must be willing to demonstrate that they are capable of instituting cutting edge models of programs that are data driven, multi-jurisdictional, involve consumers at all levels and practice continual program improvement.