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We focus on solving your fundraising, finance, and HR challenges so you can focus on creating more impact.



Our team will help you prioritize top prospects, implement a plan to cultivate them, and write the materials you need to ask them for funding.

Step 1: Funder Prospect Research

There are thousands of potential funders out there. We conduct in-depth research to identify and prioritize the prospects that are worth pursuing.

Step 2: Strategic Donor Engagement

The most successful funding proposals are those invited by the funder. We create and implement a thoughtful plan to cultivate relationships with current and potential funders.

Step 3: Content Development

You could spend all of your time explaining your mission, programs and impact to potential funders. We learn to write in your voice, developing email outreach notes, letters of intent, grant proposals and other fundraising materials so you can spend time doing other things.


Smarter Good can help you gain back valuable time by doing many of the organizational tasks that can distract you from achieving your mission and increasing impact.

Accounting and Finance

Smaller nonprofits rarely have the luxury of a finance team. We can step in with a full range of affordably priced accounting services including bookkeeping, managing restricted funding, preparing budgets, and audit prep.

Customized Research

Do you want to profile key media contacts who cover your social issue area? Are you thinking about expanding to a new location but need to learn about potential funding and strategic partnership opportunities? Is your quarterly newsletter in need of client and partner interviews? We have done all this and more!

Organizational Support

You could probably spend your entire day scheduling meetings, preparing invitations to upcoming events, or planning and writing your newsletter. We can give you back precious time by supporting your board, human resources, communications and marketing efforts.


We have served more than 20 organizations in budget size from $200K to $8M.

We have partnered directly with the leaders of those organizations, primarily social entrepreneurs.

We have researched and analyzed a broad diversity of more than 4,400 funders across all regions of the world.

We have written 180 Letters of Inquiry, 300 Proposals and more than 120 Grant Reports (as of March 01, 2015).

We have worked with diverse issue areas and programs spanning 11 countries, including Economic Competitiveness (Mexico), Women’s and Community Development (India, Bhutan and Nepal), Healthcare (Global and the US), STEM Education (US), and Youth Development (Africa, Southeast Asia, Middle East and the US).

Check out the impact we are trying to achieve.


Our clients are doing transformative work all over the world.

“Smarter Good has strengthened D-Rev’s fundraising process by giving us focus and direction in funder engagement. They have helped us uncover new funding leads, as well as given strategic guidance for cultivation and relationship-building with donors, allowing us to focus on our core work: designing and delivering medical devices to low-income populations.”

-Krista Donaldson, Chief Executive Officer, USA

“Prior to working with Smarter Good, we cycled through several development staff who stayed with us for a year. Smarter Good offers consistent reliable support that we’ve come to count on year after year.”

– Michael Chertok, Chief Development Officer, USA

“I had been struggling with fundraising and development for almost a decade now…until I came across Smarter Good. They bring a range of expertise (at a very low cost), doing prospect research, crafting emails, writing proposals, and doing the follow up.”

– Tara Chklovski, Founder, CEO


We envision a social sector that scales solutions to the size of the need, creates more impact, and solves our world’s most intractable problems, once and for all.

When smart professionals around the world join forces to build strong organizations, we can achieve this vision.


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