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. Initial consultations are free, and give us a chance to learn about your work, what kind of support you need, and the issues you would like to SolVE.
Allyson Fauver, Founder
Allyson is based in Bozeman, MT. With 15+ years in the nonprofit world, she specializes in topic-based research; developing grant narratives; and clearly presenting complicated issues in inspiring ways that people can understand.
Community-based change has been at the heart of her endeavors since her first college internship with a women’s micro-lending and professional development organization in Uganda.
She has researched and written on topics such as:
how faculty can promote student success in science and tech fields by cultivating the positive factors shown to increase student efficacy
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how outdated regulatory language can preempt the success of alternative energy solutions over traditional transmission grid upgrades
She holds a BA in International Studies from Marlboro College, and a JD from the University of Maine School of Law.
Liv is based in mid-coast Maine. She has combined a liberal arts education with over 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector to develop a broad skill set involving grants writing, project management, and outreach.
She has been lead grant writer for federal grant submissions of $30k - $2m, including proposals to the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NOAA.
Years of project management experience provide the foundation for her ability to organize and articulate project components on paper. 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.
Liv 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 specializes in evaluation services. 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.
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.
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), 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. He lives in Portland, ME.