President & CEO: Shamrock Development Associates.
Founder/Managing Member: Government Deal Funding, LLC
Founder: Global Deal Funding Advisory Services
Trainer, Entertainer, Author, Developer
Sean Carpenter has been involved in the real estate business for over 16 years, A graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth with further education in Real Estate Finance from Boston University, Sean has been focused on economic development, affordable housing and changing communities and building on this experience every step of the way. His primary focus on utilizing public capital married with private capital allows for leverage of funding in order to execute the goals of cash flow.
Additionally, Sean assists Non-profit boards with organizational development, marketing techniques and campaigns, as well as fundraising strategy. Clarity is the only platform where Sean offers short term advisory services.
As the others have pointed out, your stated mission is a key component to the strategy of raising funds for your organization. Often, in my business, I have a non-profit partner included in the sponsorship or the ownership structure of the entity seeking funding. Non-profits open you up to a world of grant opportunities, foundational support, and government funding.
If your organization is solely focused on putting on conferences, you can raise money in educational areas, or in the target specific areas you are geared towards.
I encourage you to seek funds in your local area through regional foundations, focusing on your mission, your ability to create jobs, and the long term benefit your organization will provide to the communities you serve.
To start that process, make sure you have your mission statements, business plans, board resumes all ready in a package to send. Focus on financials, and focus on the intended outreach. Grant organizations like to get the broadest reach.
For more information, visit us at: www.governmentdealfunding.com
The knee jerk reaction to this question could be, "Why would you want to do something you know nothing about?"
Perhaps, you like the trade? Perhaps, you see the value? Or just maybe, you see something else that intrigues you! The best part of the answer here is that no matter what, you will need to challenge yourself physically, emotionally, and financially.
As others have said, the availability of online training is phenomenal. You could gleam tons of knowledge, or even just enough to be dangerous! Once you think you have figured out the space, work at it for 1 more hour.
That said, how do you think a kid out of high school becomes an electrician? Starting as an apprentice, the student will become well versed in both text book theory and boots on the ground theory.
We work with a number of beginners in the field of finance, grant writing and real estate. We are always happy to schedule a call to discuss your needs and point you in the right direction!
The funding of a non-profit can be a bit more complicated than banging on the doors of a bank. First, you will need to set up the corporation, next file for non-profit status with the IRS (1023), and lastly receive tax-exempt status from your state of incorporation. At the point of submission to IRS, you have a window of roughly 2 years to fundraise while you receive your approvals. However, many foundations will not fund you during that time. That leaves you to grass roots funding.
Your success will be based on a solid business plan, and a board that is experienced in oversight. Focus on the income and expenses when you write your business plan.
Good luck in your endeavor, you may find the reward in helping people gets overshadowed by the daunting task of running the company. Keep your mission statement handy!
Sean was fantastic! Quickly understood my challenges and immediately pointed me in the right direction.
Sean, is awsome! It is a pleasure to work with someone who does what he says he is going to do.
We purchased Sean's program at a wealth expo. We applied some strategies on a local level using his material and we were successful.
I would recommend Sean and his services he provide.
It was fun and informative in his government funding class.
Sean has been a mentor and consultant for us. His knowledge in government funding programs is unparalleled. He is genuine and full of integrity. Oh, and he is FUN to work with.
Sean is an absolute expert in Government Deal Funding from A - Z !
He is the first and last person to come to my mind with regard to his expertise. His on line and personal presence are informative, impressive.
Sean worked to raise money and plan low income housing projects while while working at The Community Builders. His depth of knowledge in this area in unmatched.
Sean follows through on what he says he will do. He is meticulous in his research and provides a good service. I am looking forward to working
with him and his staff.
Sean is an awesome person to work with extremely intelligent about Government funds and how they work
Sean is the most knowledgeable person on government funding programs that I have ever met. He can quickly evaluate a project needs and identify the most suitable program(s) to apply for. And he will help you with the application and underwriting process as well.
I have attended Sean's Government Deal Funding bootcamp and am a VIP member of his coaching program. His daily messages keep me informed about all the changes in the federal and local government programs. I plan to use his full services as soon as I identify a project suitable for this type of real estate development funding. I highly recommend Sean, his workshop, and more importantly his consultative services.
Sean Carpenter is a great mentor. His knowledge of the available government grants in any state truly amazes me. He has been there for me whenever I call. He has new government programs on his VIP website daily to keep you ahead of the rest.
I recommend him highly to everyone I have contact with. He is one of a kind in this industry and his knowledge of every facet of our business is very helpful to me, as I grow in our Partnership.
He is a man of impeccable integrity and I am proud to have him as my mentor, Partner and my friend.