Grant Development Services: About GDS
Who We Are
Grant Development Services (GDS), a division of Metasoft Systems Inc., is a team of skilled and experienced consultants, grant writers and researchers committed to helping clients realize their fundraising goals. GDS offers a portfolio of fundraising services and support to non-profit and charitable organizations throughout North America. GDS helps clients realize their fundraising objectives, addressing a critical shortage in organizational personnel, training or resources needed to successfully access funding.
GDS clients include:
GDS - Competitive Advantage
The clearest advantage to hiring a fundraising consulting group lies in cost savings and better stewardship of resources. The annual cost to contract for specialized fundraising services through Grant Development Services is approximately 30% less than maintaining an employee’s salary, overhead and benefits.
Beyond the direct expense, an in-house individual fundraiser is still only one individual. Working with a consulting group multiplies your fundraising advantage by drawing on the skills and experiences of an entire department of experts. More significantly, the majority of entry-level development staff stay in their position 18 months or less, on average. This raises the costs for a non-profit to recruit, train and retain competent development staff on an ongoing basis.
A full-service consulting group mitigates these problems by offering clients a highly diverse team of professional fundraisers, with a broad range of experience and specialized skills sets – and who are ready to respond to client requests and inquiries at a moment’s notice.
What We Do
Why Should Clients Use GDS?
GDS Advantage vs. Solo Providers
Delivery of GDS fundraising consulting services and strategic support is the responsibility of an expert team of consultants, grant writers and researchers. The GDS consulting team exhibits a wide diversity of skill sets, as well as significant experience in all aspects of fundraising campaign planning, development, execution and ongoing management. In addition to the ongoing contribution of its senior consulting team, GDS leverages the skill and experience of Metasoft’s Fundraising Support team to more effectively identify donor opportunities on behalf of clients.