Connect
To Top

Meet Marsha and Motiere Marshall

Today we’d like to introduce you to Marsha and Motiere Marshall.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Marsha and Motiere. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Marshall & Marshall Nonprofit Consulting was inspired by the need to educate nonprofits on true sustainability. Before starting the business, I worked in various roles for different mid – to – large-sized nonprofit organizations. I had a great understanding of what funders expected from organizations submitting grant requests and I worked with several leaders to ensure sustainability of these nonprofits for years to come. However, I saw the lack of such sustainability among smaller nonprofits, particularly those in rural areas or those operated by minorities or serving minority communities.

During a turning point in my life of corporate burnout and seeking a greater purpose, I took a leap of faith to help other organizations achieve the same financial sustainability and success achieved by larger nonprofits. In 2014, M&MNPC was established, but in 2016 I left a full-time Director position to pursue this journey full-time. With my husband as the Co-founder, Marshall & Marshall Nonprofit Consulting was established with the mission to educate and equip new and aspiring nonprofits with the tools and resources needed to impact their communities.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
As with any new journey, there will several obstacles and bumps in the road. So quite naturally, we have endured our fair share of struggles. This journey has definitely not been easy as we have overcome many challenges to include financial barriers, establishing client relationships, and becoming a rising professional in the field of nonprofit management and fundraising, which is typically a space dominated by white males.

We’d love to hear more about your organization.
Marshall & Marshall Nonprofit Consulting (M&MNPC) is a premier business providing grants management and program evaluation services. More specifically, we offer proposal/grant wring, prospect research, and program evaluation services. Although we have success with grants of all sizes, our specialty is small to mid-size private and foundation grants for nonprofit organizations. We also specialize in completing IRS required documents, including Form 1023, to obtain 501c3 status and Form 990.

Most people associate M&MNPC with grant writing for small and new nonprofits as well as small businesses. Our reach has extended to nonprofit organizations in Georgia as well as the southeastern, northeastern, and western regions of the United States. As a company, we are most proud of the work our clients are able to do because of grant funding they have received. I believe what sets us apart is that we don’t just do the work, but we educate our clients on how to remain sustainable as nonprofits. There is a famous quote that says, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish and you feed him for his lifetime.” Our job is to not just do write grants or conduct evaluations, but it is also our job to educate and equip our clients on how to use these resources to remain sustainable for years to come.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success, for me, means completing a goal or a mission, but it is also means acknowledging the milestones achieved along the way. So success doesn’t have to be just one large accomplishment but it can also be incremental. Ultimately every step in a positive direction can be seen as a success because it is another step towards the end goal.

Contact Info:

Suggest a story: VoyageATL is built on recommendations from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

More in

  • Hidden Gems: Local Businesses & Creatives You Should Know

    Every day we have a choice. We can support an up and coming podcaster, try a new family-run restaurant, join a...

    Local StoriesMay 18, 2022
  • ATL’s Most Inspiring Stories

    Every neighborhood in Atlanta has its own vibe, style, culture and history, but what consistently amazes us is not what differentiates...

    Local StoriesMay 12, 2022
  • Community Member Spotlights

    It’s more important to understand someone than to judge them. We think the first step to understanding someone is asking them...

    Local StoriesNovember 29, 2021
  • The Folks Solving The Problems You Need Solved

    One of the most important benefits of a thriving small business ecosystem is the myriad of problems and niche issues that...

    Local StoriesOctober 31, 2021
  • Introverted Entrepreneur Success Stories: Episode 4

    Voyage is excited to present episode 4 of The Introverted Entrepreneur Success Stories show with our wonderful host and sales expert...

    Local StoriesOctober 3, 2021
  • Heart to Heart with Whitley: Episode 4

    You are going to love our next episode where Whitley interviews the incredibly successful, articulate and inspiring Monica Stockhausen. If you...

    Whitley PorterSeptember 1, 2021
  • Introverted Entrepreneur Success Stories: Episode 3

    We are thrilled to present Introverted Entrepreneur Success Stories, a show we’ve launched with sales and marketing expert Aleasha Bahr. Aleasha...

    Local StoriesAugust 25, 2021
  • Community Member Spotlights

    It’s more important to understand someone than to judge them. We think the first step to understanding someone is asking them...

    Local StoriesAugust 19, 2021
  • Community Member Spotlights

    It’s more important to understand someone than to judge them. We think the first step to understanding someone is asking them...

    Local StoriesAugust 9, 2021