“I began working with Rhonda in 2009. There were unique, unmet needs in our community relating to cancer survivorship, inclusion for youth with disabilities and childhood obesity. Rhonda spearheaded the grant research, writing and submittal deadlines for related grants. Because of her efforts and clear description of our effective programs, we secured grant funds amidst difficult economic times.”

Kimberly Cousineau YMCA of the USA March 21, 2016

“Our agency handles a significant volume of complex and elaborate business development proposals, government and private, and we rely upon Rhonda for critical support at three vital stages in our process; 1.) reading and evaluating incoming RFP’s to understand and articulate what will be needed for the proposal, 2.) shepherding a coherent, highly organized work process, 3.) evaluating, critiquing and editing our proposal narratives for maximum clarity and effectiveness. Without Rhonda, we would have no unifying thru-line in our work process. Rhonda keeps it drama-free, on point and measurably more successful.”

Mark Robinson Senior Vice President, Carol H. Williams Advertising December 6, 2016

“We appreciate Rhonda’s grant writing expertise and her ability to articulate the need for and effectiveness behind our services.  Heroes’ Voices builds confidence and community amongst veterans who are living through the after-trauma of active duty.  With Rhonda’s help, our grants are more competitive, we are aware of more funding matches and, most importantly, we have put additional guitars in the hands of those we serve.”

Richard Harrell Director – Heroes’ Voices April 1, 2016

“Rhonda wrote a grant for our organization in 2010. She did a wonderful job leading us and putting together all the required information that was needed to apply for this grant and getting it in on time (with a short deadline). She was great at adding in all the details and wording everything very professionally as well as showing love and compassion for the line of work we do.
The best part of her work… WE GOT THE GRANT.”

Jan Cranford GATE Pregnancy Resource Center March 23, 2016

“We have enjoyed working with Rhonda to secure funding to support our programs. Her ability to organize Requests for Proposals and clearly describe our dedication to the Bay Area’s women of color has been a true asset to our fund raising efforts. We appreciate her energy for keeping us on task with deadlines in the midst of ongoing program activity.”

Dr. Maxine Hickman President National Coalition of Black Women-San Francisco Chapter March 21, 2016

“After a frustrated year of ‘over-promises and under-deliveries’ from another grant contractor, Rhonda has been both a breath of fresh air and a jolt of energy. She has accomplished in short-order, exactly what we [in a higher eduction community] asked her to do—interview leadership, faculty and staff to determine need, research the thousands of funding opportunities that exist, narrow the list to realistic funding prospects, and then deliver a manageable and detailed plan of attack. We are thrilled. Rhonda is both personable and a task master—a perfect combination for the task we assigned.  Now the fun begins, and we are excited to partner with Grant Dog on this next, important part of the journey.”

Rex Otey Senior Project Director - ‎Convergent Nonprofit Solutions April 1, 2016

“I want to say what a wonderful experience it was to work with Rhonda during the course of the recent grant writing event. I am a Commissioner on our local Fire Department. In the fifteen years that I have held the position I have yet to encounter an individual with Rhonda’s ability to articulate the needs of our department and to accurately describe our municipality, economic and social environment. I look forward to working with her on future projects.”

Larry Hutchinson Fire Commissioner, Stratford, WI Area Fire Department December 6, 2016

“I’ve dubbed Rhonda Poppen “Queen of the Grants,” because she is superb! I’m in awe of her laser-like ability to sift through grant opportunities, aptly choosing the most receptive funders. Extremely organized, Rhonda is able to orchestrate research, proposal writing, and evaluative reporting while keeping ahead of a multitude of deadlines. I thought I was a proficient proposal writer, until I met Rhonda, and learned so much more about the profession. Either as a grant consultant or mentor to your employees, Rhonda Poppen can make a big difference in your fund-raising efforts.”

Joanna Chapman Author, Secrets of the Ta-Ta Sisterhood March 23, 2016