Farester Consulting, LLC
287 Wayne ST
Homer City, PA 15748
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- Project Development & Evaluation
- Grant Funding Search
- Grant Proposal
- Technical Assistance
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Farester Consulting, LLC provides customized professional services
to suit your organization’s needs and objectives
Project Development & Evaluation
We can work with you to develop project ideas and evaluation of your project. We can assist your organization with project development within the scope of your mission that will suit your organization’s capacity, address its needs, and help achieve its goals.
Program evaluation is an essential tool your organization can use to ensure that the programs you are currently running are serving the mission of your organization and are achieving maximized results. Program evaluation can alert you to trouble areas before they become unmanageable. It can also assist you in determining how best to allocate resources.
Grant Funding Search
We will work with your organization to search for grant funding opportunities appropriate for your proposal and for which your organization would qualify. Funders may include federal, state, county or city programs, private foundations, and corporate giving programs. It takes time to acquire funder and sponsor support that shares your mission. Let us help you find the organizations that have long-term potential for your funding needs.
We can develop the grant proposal for you in its entirety. A grant proposal is typically a combination of our writing and your input and information. All documents will be presented ready for submission in electronic and/or hard copy format.
If you have already written a grant application or proposal and are in need of technical assistance, we would be happy to review your proposal and edit if necessary to ensure your proposal satisfies appropriate funding guidelines.
We can help your organization with reports required by the grant funder. Many grant funders require progress and final reports from the organizations they fund. We can also help your organization with annual reports, newsletter articles, program brochures, and annual appeal letters.
MEET ERIKA & BRIAN FARESTER
Nonprofit and community organizations provide services to the community to improve the quality of lives. They are also an engine for positive social change. Farester Consulting assists non profits and community organizations with seeking funding opportunities for projects that match the funding priorities of grant funders.
In addition to grant writing, project development, and evaluation, we can bring a great deal of added value to your organization. Areas of we can assist you include staff development and training, organizational leadership, and building community partnerships.
Erika L. Farester
Erika has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Master of Science in Administration of Justice from Mercyhurst University. Erika is a partner in Farester Consulting, LLC, and provides grant writing and organizational planning and development services for nonprofit and public organizations. Erika is pursuing a doctoral degree specializing in Administration and Leadership Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her previous work experiences includes more than 5 years as a U.S. Probation Officer, positions as a graduate assistant and research analyst at the Mercyhurst University Civic Institute, a position as an adjunct faculty member at a local community college, and work experiences in the mental health and juvenile justice systems.
Through her previous experience as a research analyst and current work as a grant writing consultant, Erika has discovered that her passion lies in helping nonprofit and public organizations improve and obtain funding to support their missions.
Brian J. Farester, Ph.D.
Brian has 21 years of service with one of the nation’s largest public pension funds as a Regional Administrator. He is also an Iraq war veteran serving in the Army Reserve for 20 years, retiring at the rank of major.
Brian’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Master of Arts in Employment and Labor Relations from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in Administration and Leadership Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.