Customer Testimonials

Lee Koslow, Rochester Works!

“I would like to recommend Chris as an extremely effective grant writer. Earlier this year our workforce board contracted with him to pull together a submission for a multi-million dollar US Department of Labor grant solicitation. The grant application was very complex because it involved partners from three workforce boards, three community colleges, and several business organizations. Chris was able to provide our group with the structure that we needed to work together, clearly articulate our vision for the proposed program, and meet our deadlines. His organizational and writing skills were critical to the effort. Thanks in large part to Chris’s good work, we received notice that we were awarded this very competitive grant.”

Lawrence Wright, Superintendent, Solvay Central School District

“It is with great enthusiasm that I recommend Chris Semler.  Chris has helped our district secure millions of dollars in grant funding.  His services have been invaluable. He is a professional in the truest sense of the word.”

Chistina Skasa, Lakeshore Technical College

I wanted to send a special “thank you” for all of the work you did on this grant. We wouldn’t have gotten it without the both of you! Your project management skills and subject matter expertise was invaluable. Thanks again!

Regina Renaldi, Executive Director of Priority Programs, St. Vrain Valley School District

St. Vrain Valley School District regularly uses Organizational Harmony to support our grant writing needs.    Chris has the incredible capacity to transform our ideas into focused, targeted, and responsive grant plans.  He provides a valuable resource resulting in increased grant awards and success in reaching our District goals.”

Dr. Pam Forducey, Director of Telehealth, INTEGRIS Health

“... what a pleasure it was to work with each of you and especially with Chris Semler, who is an incredible and insightful grant developer.  He took our content and masterfully made it come to life in the narrative in such an eloquent manner.  You are very fortunate to have someone with Chris’ expertise on your grants team. I am confident that we will be competitive in the endeavor and pray that our application is viewed favorably by the Division of Independent Review and HRSA.”

Edie McRee Bowles, Executive Director, Bay Rivers Telehealth Alliance

“Your wonderful support, and provision of Chris Semler’s outstanding grantsmanship for this project were critical to its success.  I’m pleased to let you know that our proposal received a score of 97 (100 scale)!! There were only 14 Telehealth Network grants made nationwide.”

Regina Peasley, Director of Resource Development & Project Management, Butler Community College

Seeking grants in today’s economy is extremely competitive and challenging. You have limited time and resources.  Organizational Harmony took our content and created the proposal to meet sponsor RFP requirements. They are efficient, professional, and follow through on timelines and deliverables.  They made my job easy, and our recent DOL TAACCCT grant proposal was funded.

Elysha Gellerman; Focal Point, Inc. at Regional Grant Manager-Central

I have contracted with Chris Semler on approximately 6-7 projects for his grant writing services, and I have yet to be disappointed. Selfishly, I’ve held onto my recommendation for a while simply because he is my best kept secret! He makes my organization look good on a continual basis. For that, he is often my first choice, particularly when dealing with projects that require accurate time management, organization, and a great deal of customer interaction. He is open to feedback and willing to write collaboratively and with flexibility. It’s incredibly refreshing to find someone with both a high degree of accomplishment and a balanced ego.

Jeff Sanderson, Executive Director of Rivershore, Inc.:

“Chris Semler & his team expertly assisted Rivershore in exploring alternative approaches to strategic planning.  Chris helped us to develop a strategic planning process based on proven principles.  We have been using our approach for seven years now and the results have been outstanding; well beyond our expectations.  The reason we think our approach is so successful is because Chris insisted our process be of our own making; customized for our organization.  We are so happy we looked to a proven professional like Chris.”

Casey Rossetti, Senior Grant Programs Manager at Polycom

Chris and I have worked together on a variety of grant related projects since the middle of 2013. Through his contracted grant writing services, he has helped me secure over $35M in federal funding for educational, healthcare and governmental entities in different areas of the Central U.S. Chris always strives to attain client satisfaction along with positive funding results, and he constantly exhibits many critical traits required to coordinate large grant projects and sustain a high success rate: hard worker, notable professionalism, great verbal and written communications, excellent attention to detail, and willingness to receive feedback on his work. For all this and more, I highly recommend Chris.

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