Keller Partners & Company (KPC) is experienced in working to achieve our clients’ objectives at the state level of government, which is enhanced by our extensive network of partnership consultants in key locations throughout the country. Using the interactive map below, click on your state or region to contact a Keller Partners regional representative to discuss your needs at the state government level.
Our tailored services at the state government level include the following:
Pursuing Competitive Grants, Discretionary Funding and Low Interest Loans
Keller Partners has a demonstrable track record of winning funding from state governments and agencies for our clients’ state-focused funding priorities.
State governments collectively funnel hundreds of billions of dollars each year to public and private entities. The new Administration in Washington has signaled it will begin to increase allocations of federal funding to state governments in the form of block grants or increased formula funding. Is your organization positioned to benefit?
Depending on a state’s budget health and population, a state government may provide hundreds of millions of dollars every year to organizations within their state borders. Many state governments provide “earmarks” that direct funding to specific entities in that state that serve the public good. Navigating state government bureaucracies can be as (or even more) complex than the bureaucracies in the federal government.
Whether it’s grants or loans, “earmarked” or formula funding, the professionals at Keller Partners have an excellent track record of positioning our clients for fundraising success. As your partners at the state level, we will work together with you and our network of consultants to develop your compelling needs and implement accurate strategies, draft persuasive grant materials, target the right decision makers, conduct the necessary meetings, mobilize the critical support, and assist with reporting and compliance issues
Is your organization achieving its state funding objectives?
Achieving Regulatory Relief
State regulations placed on organizations and small businesses can be even more burdensome and costly than regulations from the federal government. The professionals at Keller Partners have worked for years assisting nonprofit organizations, businesses, municipalities, and trade associations, achieve significant, and even historic, regulatory relief at all levels of government.
Does your state overregulate your organization or sector? Do you have a seat at the table to do something about it?
The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of every citizen "to petition the Federal Government." It works the same way at the state level of government. Keller Partners will work with you and our network of consultants to vigorously petition your elected leaders, both in your state legislature and in your governor’s office.
Marketing Your Organization to State Government
If you are not marketing your organization to elected officials in your state capital, you are missing an opportunity for not only funding, but to demonstrate to state leaders that your organization is a resource to them.
Keller Partners, and our clients, recognize the numerous advantages of effectively marketing an organization to a state government. The benefits of a “stamp of approval” from the state’s legislature, for example, can have a lasting positive impact.
Building Genuine and Valuable Relationships
Keller Partners believes: “It’s all about the relationship.” This is as true in state capitals as it is in our nation’s capital – and perhaps more so. In any meaningful interaction, a good relationship is the key to moving forward and getting things done, especially in politically complex state legislatures and governors offices. Keller Partners recognizes this vital factor and has worked to establish for our clients reliable networks of relationships in state capitals throughout the country to advance your goals.
Conducting a Resource Review and Analysis (RRA)
Keller Partners provides a formalized on-site comprehensive inventory of your organization know as the Resource Review and Analysis (RRA). This is done in concert with your team during which we will identify your compelling priorities, relevant partnerships, key resources and helpful institutional strengths as they relate to your state government objectives. The result of the RRA is an action plan with effective strategies for achieving your goals from your state government.