Sister Helen Prejean
Founder and Chairperson of the Moratorium Campaign Education Fund, internationally renowned activist, author, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee
“Terry Rumsey is one of the most skilled and productive grant writers and fundraising consultants in the entire United States. He has been a vital catalyst for developing the Witness to Innocence project. Without Terry’s passionate commitment and expertise, we never would have been able to share the compelling stories of innocence and redemption that are moving millions of Americans to question the death penalty.
Terry is more than a writer and a salesperson – although he is quite persuasive in both roles – he really is an activist who happens to focus on the exchange of money from people who are blessed to people who are in need. He comes to his present calling after many years at the grassroots level organizing homeless people, prisoners, and other people at the bottom of our society. Terry is for real. I believe that is the highest praise that I can give any professional.”
Executive Director of The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
“Terry applies the skills we teach in the recovery movement to the art of grant writing: being positive and proactive about accomplishing our goals and dreams. With his help, our organization has achieved a new level of national leadership, and as a team, Terry and Robin have provided invaluable technical assistance to our client organizations around the country. They know how to connect with people, identify challenges, facilitate planning, and raise the money to get the job done.”
Executive Director of Historic Fair Hill
“Green Seeds is just terrific! I feel so much more relaxed and confident now that Terry and Robin are managing our entire grants program. They really understand what we’re trying to do in the neighborhood and can put it into words so beautifully. Every time I read one of their proposals, I feel re-inspired about our work. They’re not just writers, though. Working with Terry and Robin has helped our organization gain clarity about program, strategy, and outcomes. Green Seeds is an invaluable partner.”
Director of the Untours Foundation
“Green Seeds has produced eloquent and comprehensive grant proposals for us. Their work is always so beautifully written and compelling with clear deliverables for funders. For us, they’ve turned the dreaded grant writing process into a surprisingly enjoyable one!
Robin worked with one of our committees to produce a two-year strategic plan. She has an uncanny ability to find a common thread from varying comments – or to suggest a third way that we can’t see ourselves – and move ideas and conversations along quickly. She is a catalyst, a unifier, and a dynamo perfectly disguised as a mild mannered note taker asking insightful questions!”