Fund Development

Lydia Sierra Consulting provides comprehensive, customized Fund Development support for your nonprofit organization. From helping you develop strong grant materials and budgets to identifying potential funding sources, to creating an individual donor plan tailored to your organization, LSC has the experience to help you reach your goals!


  • Assessment for Grant Readiness
  • Prospect Research
  • Developing your Grants Calendar
  • Cultivating relationships with Funder Program Staff
  • Proposal Development and Submission
  • Grant Reports and Renewals

Individual Donors

  • Board Development and Donor Cultivation
  • Board Training
  • Developing your Donation web-page and platform
  • Developing a Marketing/Communications Strategy to grow your donor base
  • Developing an Individual Donor Records System


  • Assistance with event planning, silent auctions, corporate sponsorships, and more
  • Marketing and Publicizing events
  • Developing effective materials for traditional mailings and various types of web campaigns

Fund Development with nonprofit organization

"​​We have been working with Lydia Sierra Consulting for three years now, and in that time we've secured a variety of new funders and strengthened our financial stability, but Lydia offers rare value beyond a healthy, growing budget. She is a unique consultant in that she offers a truly personal contribution to our mission. It was critical to have our Fund Development Manager sit in on our recent Board retreat, and Lydia made the time to be there. The trust she's cultivated with our staff, leadership, and Board, through her dedicated work and heartfelt commitment, make her a very important component to our success and a treasured member of our community.

David Shuffler

Executive Director
Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, Inc.

"​As a truly grassroots CBO without any previous experience running an organization or nonprofit it was vital for us to connect with someone who could help us navigate through the maze of capacity building. Since the first day with my organization, Lydia has opened up to us and helped above and beyond what we even expected.

Even though we are based out of San Diego, California and she is located on the other side of the country from us there was never any complications in communication or accomplishing assignments. It honestly never even felt like we were thousands of miles away in completely different time zones.

Lydia and her team are a true value to any organization. We highly recommend her to all. No matter where you are based in this world." 

Armand King

Chief Program Officer
Paving Great Futures, San Diego, CA