Action Items LLC

Nonprofit Consulting and Grant Writing Services

Relentless Focus on revenue generation

Whether you are an established organization needing supplemental grants capacity on an as-needed basis, or you are just starting out and need expert advice, or anything in between, Action Items LLC offers customized service packages with the power to take your organization to the next level.
Grant Writing


Grant Writing

Delivers compelling LOIs, proposals, and grant applications.

Grant Research

Identifies and provides details on well-qualified prospective funders who are aligned with your work.

Proposal Review

Evaluates your existing proposal and makes recommendations to position your grant applications for success.

Fundraising Roadmaps and Development Plans

Provides a grants revenue generation plan which can include: cultivation and solicitation recommendations to engage new prospects; general operating and program-driven LOIs and proposals; stewardship touchpoints for existing funders; and the materials and timelines necessary to conduct high-impact grants fundraising independently.

Grant Readiness Evaluation

Reviews existing materials and structures, makes specific recommendations to increase your organizational capacity to fulfill grantmaker requirements and measure your impact so you can better compete in the increasingly complex and sophisticated grantseeking environment.

Grants Management

Serves as an expert member of your development team to create, initiate, and grow a grants revenue generation plan over a specific timeline which can include: directly conducting cultivation and solicitation to engage new prospects; submission of LOIs and proposals on your behalf; stewardship of existing funders; and the creation and maintenance of materials, attachments, and timelines to empower your organization to continue grants fundraising independently, or retain Action Items LLC’s continued services.

Start-Up Support

Provides customized advice and tips for establishing a nonprofit organization and setting it up for success right from the start. Available services include: articles of incorporation; 501c3 applications; bylaws; conflict of interest and anti-discrimination statements; program development; inaugural business processes and resource infrastructure; state charity registration; organizational and project budgets; and more.

Administrative Support and Project Management

Delivers diligent assistance to help fill administrative and project management gaps, whether it’s getting a key project across the finish line, or ongoing supplemental support, we’ve got you covered.




Timely submission of quality materials and responsiveness for effective collaboration are key cornerstones of nonprofit success and our fundamental commitment to our clients.



Nonprofits rely on authentic and actionable relationships. We can interact comfortably and professionally with any and all internal and external stakeholders to create, grow, and strengthen new and existing relationships on behalf of your organization.



We hold your organization’s proprietary information in the highest confidence, adhere to ethical best practices and elevate transparency and accountability in all that we do.



Times are tough, resources are scarce, and competition is fierce. Action Items LLC has the experience and expertise to help you identify where your investment of time and resources will yield the greatest impact, and take action!



The best nonprofits are formed around a profound passion to change the world. Action Items LLC is passionate about nonprofit work and the amazing people who devote their lives in pursuit of a mission. We will share in your passion as we work to advance your vision.



We want your partnership with us to teach you the skills to succeed independently! Knowledge sharing, documentation, your assured ownership of all created materials, and transparency in all aspects of the consultancy are core priorities of our work.


All organizations are unique and have different needs at different times. Action Items LLC offers a free initial consultation, and will respond with a proposal outlining scope of work, specific deliverables, timeline, and estimated hours necessary to fulfill your request. You will know exactly what you will receive, when, and how much the services will cost so you can make an informed decision. Pricing generally varies from $60 – $90 per hour, depending on scope and complexity of work.

We know that most nonprofits operate within tight budgetary constraints, so we work hard to keep your costs as low as possible while still meeting your needs to achieve your goals. Sliding scale discounts may be available for start-ups, grassroots organizations, and organizations led by or serving marginalized communities.

Sarah Parrish, Consulting Director

Action Items LLC is led by Consulting Director, Sarah Parrish

Action Items LLC is led by Consulting Director, Sarah Parrish, who leverages nearly 20 years of experience and proven success in the nonprofit sector to deliver customized resources necessary to drive increased revenue for your organization. Having raised over $13 million for organizations of all sizes, Sarah understands what it takes to write compelling proposals which shine a light on your organization’s unique story and inspire funders to give. Action Items LLC provides nonprofits with the external grant writing and fundraising capacity they need to advance their missions, increase their impact, and better serve their communities.

We’re offering a free 30 minute consultation. Click/tap the “Book Now” button for more information and to schedule your call. 

Free Consultation

We’re offering a free 30 minute consultation. Click/tap the “Book Now” button for more information and to schedule your call. 

Sarah Parrish


Grant Writing


Contact: Action Items, LLC

(347) 255-9101