Expanding Our Reach

For a little more than a year now, I have been consulting with foundations to support their grants management, IT and Program teams.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my work as a consultant and feel grateful to my clients for allowing me to partner with them on their large-scale projects to introduce new grants management systems to their foundations.  

At some point in the last year, I realized that I wanted to expand my company and be able to provide consulting support to more foundations than I could on my own.  I knew that it would be hard to hire someone who was steeped in philanthropy and fully understood the grants management side of the work.  Fortunately, we managed to find each other.

I am pleased to announce that Rebecca Smith has joined 1892 consulting as a Senior Consultant.  I feel incredibly lucky to have Rebecca join the team.  Rebecca has spent over 14 years at The Kresge Foundation working as the Information Systems Manager supporting Grants Management, Program and IT teams to implement systems and facilitate the grantmaking process.  She brings a tremendous wealth of knowledge and a strong technical skill set to our consulting practice.

We realize that this may be confusing—we are both named Rebecca.  If it’s easier, feel free to refer to us as “the Rebeccas”.

The field of grants management has been evolving over the past five years, and we are pleased to see how many grants managers now have a seat at the table and are guiding thoughtful and informed grantmaking practices at their foundations.  We want to continue support these foundations and and hope to build relationships with many more in the future.

With two consultants now on staff, we are in a fantastic position to be able to expand the reach of our grants management consulting practice to more foundations.  We are excited by the opportunities ahead of us.

Please join me in welcoming Rebecca Smith to 1892 consulting!