I am a nonprofit leader too, and I know what it means to be in constant action in seeking financial support and managing a team of resource development professionals that are the operating engine of your nonprofit. It is my goal to help nonprofit leaders build capacity by raising more money and awareness than they've ever done before.
My name is Brandi Rae Hicks and I am a grant writer and nonprofit consultant with more than twenty years of experience. I run a nonprofit resource development firm called, SERVE University (affectionately known as, SERVE-U) for leaders who want to learn how to serve in their communities more abundantly.
With every project I serve, I connect with leaders who strive to build impactful programs, reach fundraising goals, and maximize your nonprofit's potential.
I’m looking to support nonprofits that want to go to the next level and need the right tools and resources to continue the great work of giving back to our most deserving neighbors.
Who do you know in the community that I can help their nonprofits serve more abundantly?
COURSES + MENTORING
TRAINING & SPEAKER REQUESTS
BRANDI RAE IN THE
CLASSROOM AND THE COMMUNITY
Online certification classes
CERTIFICATE OF FUNDRAISING ESSENTIALS
8/27- FND120: Intro to Corporate & Foundation Relations
CERTIFICATE OF GRANT FUNDRAISING
9/9 - FND242: Begin with the End in Mind: Grant Budgeting
9/23 - FND243: Grant Reporting for Impact
Southern Regional Grant Conference - April 2020 - Greenville, SCm
The Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina Chapters of the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) are joining forces for the 2021 Southern Regional Grant Conference: Connecting Our Communities. Held in Greenville, South Carolina (April 2020), this conference will bring together grant professionals from the nonprofit, government, education, and consulting sectors.
This conference brings together grant professionals from the nonprofit, government, education, and consulting sectors. For the third year, Brandi Rae is presenting her workshop, "10 Things You Need to Start Your Grant Consulting Business".
Federal Grant Writing Cohort
The Federal Grant Writing Cohort is designed for nonprofits that want to prepare their organizations for the federal grant processes. The course curriculum matriculates through a real-time grant application deadlines - positioning nonprofits to “get grant ready” and stay grant compliant. Students will learn tools to complete a federal grant package. The course tracks will teach emerging and active grant writers how to prepare for their first federal grant or fine-tune writing skills.
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I've met so many nonprofit leaders who were serving alone.
My purpose also kept me up many of sleepless night struggling trying to figure out pay for all it all.
I've created a private Facebook Group to help nonprofit leaders convert your passion for giving back into profits that pay it forward. It's a community of nonprofit leaders that are in their neighbors serving
We share nonprofit nuggets, celebrate your services to others, and we can even review your grant before submission.
Let's serve, together!
SERVE-U courses showed our nonprofit how to help my board of directors to work together and to effectively and put together our strategic plan.
- Job Readiness Service-Provider Leader
All of the aspects of the course were useful and valuable. I needed every bit of knowledge that was provided. - Girls Empowerment Leader
These courses are amazing! I feel so much better in how we will communicate our gifts going forward because of SERVE-U templates and one-on-one masterclasses. - STEM Educator & Executive Director