Tranin Communications
Helping Nonprofits Shine


Laura Tranin

I have over 30 years of experience writing persuasive proposals. My 18 years in the corporate arena as a Marketing Writer/Editor taught me professional standards and the value of a quality, on-time product. For over a decade I have focused on working for nonprofits. Grantwriting for nonprofits enables me to translate my passion for what my clients do into funding, helping them to continue their valuable work.

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I have a proven history of success. I am a good listener, able to quickly understand my clients’ missions and their needs. Equally important, I have a thorough knowledge of the grantor community and am able to “read between the guidelines” to ferret out what motivates specific grantors. My ability to match organizations and programs to grantors and to write persuasive applications that resonate with them is an important part of why my clients’ grant applications are highly successful.

I have written grant applications to foundations, corporations, and city, county, state, and federal governments. My clients are in the fields of education, youth development, social services, homeless shelters and transitional housing, healthcare, museums, arts, and ethnic heritage. Grants from over 50 grantors have funded operations, programs, assessments, capacity building, remodeling, capital equipment, and capital campaigns for my clients.

I work with small nonprofits that are not able to fund a staff grantwriting position, as well as larger nonprofits that have fundraising staff but need additional help.I am efficient and affordable (see testimonials). My goal is to make the process painless for you, with few interruptions and demands, no rushing, and maximum control over the final product. I limit the number of clients I work with at one time, enabling me to be more responsive to your needs.

Member of the Puget Sound Grantwriters Association