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“He has pioneered the success of the fundraising team at SSH yet continues to humbly seek improvement each day.”



James Pryor, Senior Grants Writer, Stepping Stone House



In a fundraising climate in which it would be forgivable to simply survive, James Pryor has become the most successful grants writer in the 32-year history of Stepping Stone House, securing the largest grant the charity has ever received.

One of James’ first priorities upon joining SSH was to transform its fundraising processes. His structured approach to grant applications is efficient, adaptable, well documented and will benefit SSH long into the future. A comprehensive grant action plan to track acquittals has significantly enhanced the grant  team’s performance. 

 Skilled at stewardship, which has opened the door to invitation-only grants, James has also been smart and responsive in the face of the pandemic. By knowing which prominent funders were financially stable and staying abreast of their priorities, James focused on SSH’s online programs. His attentiveness to the funding landscape brought in over $240,000 in support during FY19/20.  

His storytelling skills and focus on research has…
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