KDS provides strategic support to nonprofits dedicated to service, empowerment, and community-building.

We manifest solutions for the problems that keep communities from being healthy, vibrant, and equitable. Our best work is inspired by your mission. Together, we can achieve transformative change.

Grantwriting & Proposal Development

From soup to nuts, KDS creates compelling and winning grant applications. We provide grantseeking strategy recommendations, RFP review and program planning, proposal narrative development, and application preparation and submission.

Grant & Philanthropic Opportunity Research

Before putting pen to paper, KDS unearths the highest and best funding opportunities for your organization. We conduct extensive vetting of funders to create a clear grantseeking plan.

Systems Analysis & Redesign

When things aren't working right, it's hard to get things done. KDS can provide an assessment of your organization's most challenging operational problems and develop new and better ways of doing business.

Contract Management & Reporting

From start to finish, KDS can help you stick to contract deliverables, understand and adhere to funder requirements, and prepare high quality grant reports.

Bespoke Grantseeking Assistance

Looking for tailored advice on grantseeking? Have an opportunity to pursue but not sure what you're getting your organization into? You wrote something and you want a professional to look it over? We're happy to help! Sign up for an hour (or a half hour) consultation with Christina Kazanas - no contract needed!

The KDS Difference

KDS is a group of women who know how to get it done. What we offer to our clients is unique in both process and results:
• We are the fresh eyes you need because you are too close to the day-to-day workings of your organization,
• We are wise enough to know what we don't know and bring in additional expertise when needed, and
• We are generalists with a wide-reaching knowledge of what's working across a range of sectors within the nonprofit world. We borrow from the best of what everyone is doing and avoid the worst.
Our Impact