Government Relations

Laws change the world, and turning your idea into legislation shouldn’t be complicated or intimidating. We write laws and  appropriation requests to ensure that your goals are achieved and your mission expands throughout the world. We are unique because we specialize in human rights advocacy. With experience driving policies on some of the largest human rights efforts in Congress, we help you navigate the complicated federal landscape and establish your organization as a policy leader in Washington, D.C. and beyond. We also establish effective coalition building and grassroots engagement strategies to accomplish systemic change.

“Ascend Consulting has counseled me on government relations. They are strategic thinkers and their knowledge of political situations around the world and helpful insights have contributed greatly at Congressional meetings which have impacted policy change. They are very organized, highly efficient, communicates well and are easy to work with. Ascend Consulting has my highest recommendation.” – Mariam Ibraheem, Executive Director of the Tahrir Alnisa Foundation (TAF)

Grant Writing, Research and Management

Quality grant writing and research takes time and skill, and we believe funding shouldn’t distract you from focusing on your mission. We provide an innovative approach to writing and researching federal, state and private foundation grants that yields effective results through empowering you to cultivate lasting relationships with funders. We also provide ongoing grant management services for existing grants. Our team has written many successful federal, VOCA, state, and private grants. They have backgrounds in senior leadership at the Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime, state government and some of the most successful NGOs in the U.S. We utilize our extensive experience in the federal and private grant sector to research and write grant proposals so that your organization can focus on your mission.

“Working with Ascend on our grants was a great experience for our staff and organization. They are an excellent company with exceptional staff who provide high quality service.” – Alfred Lomas, Executive Director of Inner City Visions (2021 California Nonprofit of the Year)

Strategic Planning

We take your big ideas and put them into a pragmatic plan. Ascend creates a “Plan A” by developing strategies for the future. Whether you are a new nonprofit or an industry leader these are a few of the plans we create:

  • Strategic Plans
  • Development Plans
  • Donor Engagement & Outreach Materials
  • Targeted Campaigns (i.e. End-of-Year Giving, Capital Campaigns, etc.)
  • and more

“Ascend Consulting was key in developing our framework and guiding us in areas where we needed their expertise. They are extremely helpful and knowledgeable and have been an important factor to our success.” -Pablo Orozco, Executive Director of Kaleido Inc.

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We lend our extensive experience exclusively to organizations changing the world through addressing these issues:

Human Trafficking

Domestic Violence

Foster Care


Religious Freedom


And more…