Help when you need it.
We are a team of 3 close colleagues dedicated to supporting nonprofit and social profit enterprises that create positive impact in the world. From grant writing to project evaluation, we bring to the table years of experience and a strong combination of skill sets and expertise. We seek to be affordable for organizations of all sizes and budgets and offer sliding scale fees; contact us for more information. Initial consultations are free, and give us a chance to learn about your work, the tasks you would like to outsource, and the issues you would like to solve.
Allyson Fauver, Founder
Allyson is based in Bozeman, MT. She holds a BA in International Studies from Marlboro College, and a JD from the University of Maine School of Law. She is a member of the Maine Bar.
With over fifteen years in the nonprofit world, Allyson specializes in grant writing; project design and implementation plans; topic-based research; and crafting materials and resources that empower people to understand complicated issues and act as positive change agents.
Policy issues and community-based change have been at the heart of her endeavors since her first college-level internship with a women’s micro-lending and professional development organization in Uganda.
She has written on topics such as:
- the use of collaborative environmental management approaches in dam removal and river restoration controversies
- how outdated regulatory language can preempt the success of alternative energy solutions over traditional transmission grid upgrades
- how faculty can design for student success in science and tech fields by cultivating the positive factors shown to increase student efficacy
She is Treasurer for Bozeman’s Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center (GNFAC), and also for Camp Pemigewasset, a traditional summer camp for boys in New Hampshire and the oldest camp in the country still owned and managed by its founding families. When the work is done, she gets out: into the garden, the mountains, and the world.
Liv is based in mid-coast Maine. She has combined a liberal arts education with over ten years of experience in the nonprofit sector to develop a broad skill set involving grants writing, project management and outreach.
Currently, Liv's primary professional focus is grant writing. She has been lead grant writer for federal grant submissions of $30k - $2m, including proposals to the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NOAA.
Her project management experience strengthens her grant writing ability, enabling her to organize and articulate project components on paper. As part of the grants writing process, she assists clients in shaping their proposals to respond to funders’ goals and objectives, and in articulating the impact and research basis upon which their proposed project is built. She is also experienced in developing project budgets, budget justifications, data management plans, and facilities descriptions.
She truly enjoys research and writing, and finds all stages of the writing process - from conducting literature reviews or needs assessments, to organizing concepts on paper, to the final proofreading - challenging and fulfilling.
In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, gardening, and spending time with her husband and young son. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Mount Holyoke College, and a masters in Geography from Pennsylvania State University.
David lives in Portland, ME. He holds a BS in Leadership and Organizational Studies and a MBA in Sustainability, and has pursued a passion for community-based change initiatives for many years.
David specializes in evaluation services. Currently, he is CEO and Director of Assessment Processes at the Institute for Broadening Participation, a Maine-based nonprofit focused on increasing diversity in STEM education and professions, where he oversees IBP's operations as well as development and the integration of evaluation across all of IBP's projects and programs.
In 2011, David co-founded and launched a local food distribution business called Diggit Local, which helped extend farmers markets for Massachusetts producers and introduce new consumers to locally grown produce.
In 2007, he co-led the effort to develop the Portland Food Co-op (PFC) through several stages, culminating in the opening of its new retail space on Congress street in Portland, ME in 2014. As PFC president, David facilitated the board’s transition from an operational board to a governance board, and he continues to support strategic planning and development efforts.
When he is not cycling, hiking, making music, or consulting for SolVE, he evaluates diversity initiatives in higher education.