Deborah Brown Consulting  offers comprehensive, customized services designed to support clients' needs, for individuals and newly formed or fully established organizations. We work as an agile client team member on short or long terms projects including grant support, project management, board governance and foundation support.

Grant Support

Deborah Brown Consulting helps organizations throughout the grant process—from the initial stages of readiness audits, research and planning, to writing, evaluation and reporting. Deborah is versed in navigating the rigorous requirements of competitive grants, alleviating applicant stress and allowing clients to focus on the business at hand. A skilled matchmaker, Deborah is committed to creating sustainable win-win partnerships between grantees and funders.


— Auditing Grant Readiness
— Researching Grant Makers
— Funder/Partner Cultivation
— Writing Grant Applications 
— Working with Program Grant Teams
— Grant Calendar Maintenance
— Grant Reporting

Project Management

Deborah Brown Consulting customizes services to help nonprofit, foundation, for-profit and hybrid clients with a variety of special projects. These include needs assessments, research, program development, and donor advisement. A seasoned communicator, quick-study and adept problem solver, Deborah is a committed team-builder and versatile ally.


— Foundation Setup
— Program Development
— Donor Guidance
— Diverse Special Projects

Board Governance

Deborah Brown Consulting helps organizations develop strong boards of directors from initiation, recruitment and structuring, to meeting management, board secretary work, and long-term growth. DBC has a proven track record of cultivating high-functioning, strategic board teams that give organizations the financial stability, governance and resilience needed to bring their vision to life.


Committee and Meeting Management
— Meeting Planning and Board Materials
— Remote Office and File Storage

Foundation Support

Deborah Brown Consulting helps foundations successfully launch and develop, from assessing funding needs in targeted areas to defining a mission and cultivating a board that supports a donor's vision.


— Needs Assessment
— Foundation Setup Advice
— Mission Development
— Board Development
— Donor Funding Priorities
— Nonprofit Management