ABOUT US

Jean Majercin, M.P.S.

Jean Majercin, MPS - professional grant writer

Jean (Jeannie) Majercin, M.P.S. is a professional grant proposal writer and adjunct on-line instructor of sociology and grant proposal writing with Fort Hays State University. She earned certifications for Grant Proposal Writing &  Program Evaluation and Social Entrepreneurship from FHSU, and is a member of the Grant Professionals Association.

EXPERTISE

Jean’s expertise includes researching, identifying, and developing successful grants to fund programs benefiting under-served populations in need. Jeannie has provided consultation and grant proposal writing for a diverse range of nonprofit entities.

She has extensive experience writing successful programmatic, capital, and operational grant requests for non-profits.

Primary areas of focus include educational, therapeutic, and basic needs in rural regions; intervention and prevention-based services to empower youth; and programs benefiting individuals and families facing socioeconomic challenges.

EDUCATION

Jeannie is a graduate of Fort Hays State University, earning her Master of Professional Studies (with a major in Social Entrepreneurship) and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.
Jeannie also serves as a Policy Fellow in grant proposal writing for the Docking Institute of Public Affairs at Fort Hays State University.

Testimonials

Jeannie Majercin has worked with Ophelia’s Place since 2012. She has been a vital piece of our organizational growth and success. In 2012 Ophelia’s Place budget was less than $400,000. Today (2020), we have surpassed the $1,000,000 mark. With grant funds making up about 45% of our annual budget, Jeannie has been an invaluable team member.
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Verna Wise Matthews
Executive Director | Ophelia's Place
(Jean) is an amazing grant writer. She was great to work with, always responded quickly to all requests and was very clear on what we needed to provide to make the best use of our time. She was very helpful on what to do when a grant team wanted to visit to ensure we received the grants. I have recommended her to other programs and she is the first person I will call when needing assistance in the future.
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Sandra Treadaway
Owner | ST Therapeutic Recreational Riding | Missoula, Montana
Jeannie brought our grant applications to a professional level, quickly understanding our organization and needs, developing a template of information, and matching us with grantors most likely to be interested in us. She understands what grantors are looking for and how to present requesting organizations in the best possible light. We more than quadrupled our incoming grant funds by working with Jeannie compared to doing the work ourselves.
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Steve Somnitz
Board President | Community Support Non-Profit | Eugene, Oregon
Jean is very instrumental in securing much need grant funds for my therapeutic riding center. She is always very well informed on upcoming grant opportunities and the supporting documents needed to best present our application. Jean is very detailed orientated and takes pride in her work. She takes the time to understand our needs and is able to procure opportunities that best fit our program. It is always a pleasure to work with this highly professional grant writer!!
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Debbie Holmes
Executive Director | White Dove Therapeutic Riding Center
The Docking Institute of Public Affairs, and its own nonprofit clients, benefits tremendously from our relationship with Jeannie Majercin. The Institute provides survey research, strategic planning, grant evaluation, and economic impact assessment services to nonprofit and governmental entities. Our clients often request grant research and writing work, and Jeannie is our go-to provider of these activities. Jeannie has excellent research skills and keeps up-to-date with grant opportunities from a variety of funders and for a variety of issues. She quickly understands the needs of our clients and anticipates issues that may arise given the often-complex world of the grant writing and grant submission. We have worked with Jeannie since 2016, and our long relationship is a testament of our respect of her abilities. I consider Jeannie the sixth member of our five-person Institute team.
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Michael S. Walker
Research Scholar | Docking Institute of Public Affairs | Fort Hays State University
Jeannie is incredibly organized, efficient and detail oriented.  I view our work together as a partnership - she is an extension of my fundraising team.  Together we were able to write more proposals that had successful outcomes, especially multi-year grants, which are inherently more work to organize, write and manage once they are funded.  It is a fact that more girls and youth in Oregon had access to social emotional support and resources thanks to Jean's work with Ophelia's Place.