Our Process
  • Assess
    Assess

    Not sure if a grant opportunity is worth pursuing? Concerned the process won’t yield results? We have a keen eye for interpreting grant solicitations, determining organizational readiness, and suggesting alternatives. Nine times out of ten, this is where we begin with a new client.

  • Manage
    Manage

    You rely on grants to advance your research. We understand the nuances of complex applications, including federal sources like NIH and PCORI. We establish timelines, ask tough questions, facilitate meetings, guide you through the process, and keep everyone on task.

  • Refine
    Refine

    Once the project scope and other details are defined, we get to work. We use a unique model of checks and balances. A writer refines the application on the front end and a separate reviewer edits on the back end and reviews for compliance.

  • Submit
    Submit

    We’ll submit the application or give you what you need to do it on your own. We navigate a wide variety of online grant portals with ease, troubleshoot submission glitches, track application status, and when necessary, write appeals.

  • Measure
    Measure

    The hours are long; the stakes are high; the competition is tough. For NIH grants as an example, the time from application to award is at least eight months and the success rate for first-time applicants is around 12%. Whether successful or not, each application is an opportunity to gain insight and an important step toward innovation. We’re in it together.

Who We Are

Our team serves hospitals and healthcare systems, municipal corporations, higher education institutions, and community-based organizations. Whether your successful grant application secures funding for a new clinical trial or for a pioneering substance abuse prevention program, we are proud to contribute to the process. Through our grant expertise, we promote the advancement of scientific research and improved patient outcomes.

  • Stacie (Harting) Marsh has more than a decade of experience working with hospitals and healthcare systems, municipal corporations, higher education institutions, and community-based organizations. She has dedicated her career to helping clinicians and academics secure federal funding.

    Marsh holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (Bloomington), where she specialized in public policy analysis and nonprofit management. She received the Certificate in Public Health (CPH) from the American Public Health Association. She also holds the highest industry credential in professional grantsmanship through the Grant Professionals Certification (GPC). She is pursuing Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Content Expert Certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

    In addition to her role as President of Words for Good, Stacie serves as adjunct faculty member and contributing author for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence in Louisville, Kentucky. She is also a member of Healthcare Business Women’s Association (Indiana Chapter), a member of the Grant Professionals Association (National, North Carolina, and South Carolina Chapters) and a frequent objective review committee member for agencies within the US Department of Health and Human Services.

    A published author (“Obamacare for the GENIUS, CharityChannel Press, 2013), Stacie has a keen understanding of the changing healthcare landscape and is uniquely positioned to assist grant seekers in translating their visions to optimally resonate with funders in an increasingly competitive environment.

    Stacie has actively volunteered with the central Indiana affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, formerly serving as chair of the healthcare reform task force and grant review committee. She also holds various volunteer roles with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

    Stacie moved to the Charlotte, North Carolina area in Spring 2015 with her husband and three children, and has enjoyed becoming involved locally.

     

     

    “She’s a proponent of our mission. That’s important. A lot of times folks who work with a lot of organizations may or may not be passionate about our mission to serve the less fortunate in our community. It makes her inclined to want to help us.” – Ernie Vargo, President and CEO, Eskenazi Health Foundation

    “While she’s a subject matter expert, she’s really down to earth and goes above and beyond when you need it and gives it a personal touch. She’s constantly going above and beyond, working with people and adjusting her schedule to meet other people’s deadlines. She definitely takes it to a new level.” – Bente Weitekamp, Vice President of Development, Community Health Network

    “Stacie is one of the most flexible, professional, and adept of any humans.” Kathy Zoppi, Director of Academic Affairs, Community Health Network

Stacie Marsh, MPA, CPH, GPC
Principal & Founder

Stacie (Harting) Marsh has more than a decade of experience working with hospitals and healthcare systems, municipal corporations, higher education institutions, and community-based organizations. She has dedicated her career to helping clinicians and academics secure federal funding.

Marsh holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (Bloomington), where she specialized in public policy analysis and nonprofit management. She received the Certificate in Public Health (CPH) from the American Public Health Association. She also holds the highest industry credential in professional grantsmanship through the Grant Professionals Certification (GPC). She is pursuing Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Content Expert Certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

In addition to her role as President of Words for Good, Stacie serves as adjunct faculty member and contributing author for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence in Louisville, Kentucky. She is also a member of Healthcare Business Women’s Association (Indiana Chapter), a member of the Grant Professionals Association (National, North Carolina, and South Carolina Chapters) and a frequent objective review committee member for agencies within the US Department of Health and Human Services.

A published author (“Obamacare for the GENIUS, CharityChannel Press, 2013), Stacie has a keen understanding of the changing healthcare landscape and is uniquely positioned to assist grant seekers in translating their visions to optimally resonate with funders in an increasingly competitive environment.

Stacie has actively volunteered with the central Indiana affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, formerly serving as chair of the healthcare reform task force and grant review committee. She also holds various volunteer roles with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Stacie moved to the Charlotte, North Carolina area in Spring 2015 with her husband and three children, and has enjoyed becoming involved locally.

 

 

“She’s a proponent of our mission. That’s important. A lot of times folks who work with a lot of organizations may or may not be passionate about our mission to serve the less fortunate in our community. It makes her inclined to want to help us.” – Ernie Vargo, President and CEO, Eskenazi Health Foundation

“While she’s a subject matter expert, she’s really down to earth and goes above and beyond when you need it and gives it a personal touch. She’s constantly going above and beyond, working with people and adjusting her schedule to meet other people’s deadlines. She definitely takes it to a new level.” – Bente Weitekamp, Vice President of Development, Community Health Network

“Stacie is one of the most flexible, professional, and adept of any humans.” Kathy Zoppi, Director of Academic Affairs, Community Health Network

Our Awards
Our Funding Successes
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
    • Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship
    • Advanced Nursing Education
    • Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program
    • Health Careers Opportunity Program
    • Health Infrastructure Investment Program
    • Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention
    • Rural Health Innovation Collaborative
    • Rural Health Network Development Program
    • Rural Network Allied Health Training Program
    • Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA)
    • Cooperative Agreements for State-Sponsored Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention
    • Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration
    • Targeted Capacity Expansion Grants
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    • Medicare Care Choices Model
    • State Innovation Model Design
    • State Innovation Model Testing
  • National Science Foundation
    • Major Research Instrumentation
    • Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
  • State Agencies
    • Commonwealth of Kentucky Department of Medicaid Services
    • Indiana Criminal Justice Institute
    • Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
    • Serve Indiana
  • Other Federal Agencies
    • Multiple pending applications with the National Institutes of Health
    • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    • Department of Justice: Second Chance Act Mentoring Programs, Campus Grant Program
    • Internal Revenue Service: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
  • PCORI
    • Multiple pending applications with PCORI
  • Private Foundations
    • The Clowes Fund
    • Eli Lilly & Co. Foundation
    • The Glick Fund
    • Lilly Endowment
    • March of Dimes
    • New York Life Foundation
    • Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
    • Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation
    • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    • USA Funds
    • And many more
Our Clients