Frequently Asked Questions

How does the business end of contracting with PRQuickhelp work? 

Can I talk with Pat prior to deciding to work with her?

Does Pat work with very small nonprofits? 

What mission areas does PRQuickhelp specialize in? 

What geographic area does PRQuickhelp cover?

How does PRQuickhelp assist with proposal writing? 

How does PRQuickhelp assist with strategic planning?

Does PRQuickhelp do any pro bono work? 

I noticed Pat provides coaching – who is her ideal client? 

Does Pat have certification in coaching? 


How does the business end of contracting with PRQuickhelp work? 

PRQuickhelp will draft a letter of agreement with you or your nonprofit organization that outlines expected deliverables, timeframe, payment, contact information, and responsibilities of you, the client.  Usually there is a ‘good faith deposit’ paid prior to work starting.  Hours, or portions of the project fee, are billed monthly.   Rates are all inclusive except for travel and driving of more than 25 miles.  You will not be billed for faxes, emails, computer use, and postage. 

Can I talk with Pat prior to deciding to work with her?

Yes, phone conversations of up to 45 minutes are provided at no charge. 

Does Pat work with very small nonprofits? 

Yes, she does, but they often struggle to have funds available.  Obtaining additional funds from a board member, foundation, or other supporter is a good idea so that a reasonable amount of funds can be available to get the job done. 

What mission areas does PRQuickhelp specialize in? 

Heath, mental health, hospice, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, domestic violence, the arts, animal shelters, and therapeutic recreation.   However, no problem working in other areas. 

What geographic area does PRQuickhelp cover? 

Monmouth, Ocean, and other nearby counties in New Jersey; Westchester County, New York; and Manhattan.  Pat also works with national organizations located in Washington DC; Hyattsville Maryland; and Atlanta, Georgia.  

How does PRQuickhelp assist with proposal writing? 

Pat had found that working with program staff responsible for a grant funded project is essential to a competitive proposal, not just the Development staff!  She prefers to have at least one site visit to see the applicant’s programs in action.  Generic proposals (for future use) or specific proposals can be drafted.  Writing in isolation, without frequent contact with the client and the ability to ask A LOT of questions, does not result in a good product.   Pat never works on a contingency basis – all work is billed hourly. 

How does PRQuickhelp assist with strategic planning?

Pat follows the guidelines developed by the Support Centers of America to create plans, a process that can take from 3 to 6 months.  Working with a committee of no more than 8 people, representing board and staff, is effective and efficient.

Does PRQuickhelp do any pro bono work? 

Yes, each year, Pat provides at least $5,000 in free services.  Some of this is teaching, and some is for very small, enthusiastic and willing to work hard nonprofits where billed hours are supplemented by additional free hours.  Pat is also open to having 2 coaching clients each year pro bono. 

I noticed Pat provides coaching – who is her ideal client? 

Someone working in the nonprofit field who wants to change jobs, do their job better, or adjust to a promotion.

Another interest is mothers coping with addiction in an adolescent or adult child. 

Does Pat have certification in coaching? 

Yes, she completed the coaching certification program of the Coach Training Alliance, a national program that is accepted by the International Coach Federation.