The first born daughter of a pastor and trained at a young age by her grant-writing father and RN mom, development and community service run through her veins. Meet Nicole Carter, the Founder and CEO of Carter Consulting, Corp., which supports non-profits, new start-ups, and faith-based organizations by providing technical assistance, capacity building, grant writing, contract and bid support, resource development, program evaluations, and professional development training.
Nicole has served numerous social service agencies and units of the Federal government throughout the United States for more than 25 years.
The Company: Carter Consulting Corp.
Carter Consulting has provided technical help, capacity building, grant writing, resource creation, program evaluations, and professional development training to non-profit and faith-based groups since 1999.
As a Women-Owned Minority Business with SBA 8 (a) and HUBZone accreditation, Carter Consulting is dedicated to excellence and developing creative and adaptable solutions for its clients. The organization specializes in program/project management, and it is capable of overseeing the full process from planning through execution and closeout. Carter Consulting is also an accredited Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) organization and is certified as a construction craft trade specialist by NCCER.
Thanks to its integrated knowledge, Carter Consulting is able to offer a range of services designed to make projects more efficient, controlling costs, schedules, and work scope without compromising quality. The firm’s capabilities combine its expertise and experience in compliance, human resources, recruiting, staff training, administrative support, and contract negotiations.
A Proficient Leader
Nicole is currently contracted by the Department of Education, Department of Treasury, Department of Health & Human Services, Department of Labor, and the US Department of Agriculture and numerous local government offices nationwide. She provides consulting services for grant recipient awards and peer review for grant applications and panel chairperson services.
Nicole, who since the firm’s inception has worked tirelessly to ensure success for everyone she has the pleasure of working alongside. She is a business mentor and is driven by her passion for helping people to succeed and thrive in today’s economic market. She feels that it is an honor to assist so many individuals with employment opportunities to sustain their families and livelihoods. This is her passion and her success is a result of Nicole’s love for her role and those she supports.
Nicole has spent a large portion of her career as a grant writer or grant monitor, allowing her to draw on her extensive expertise in this sector to assist the clients with whom she works in her capacity as president of Carter Consulting. She is enthusiastic about developing grants that will positively impact communities and the lives of those who reside there.
In the last three years, Nicole has obtained almost ten million dollars in federal, state, and local financing, founded more than 32 grassroots/community-based groups, and aided in the formation of more than 50 housing and economic development programs, including: emergency food assistance, education and employment, job training, counseling, recreational, housing and rehab, elderly, healthcare, crisis intervention, and family development programs.
Ms. Carter sits on the advisory boards of several local organizations and is the primary instructor for the well-attended regional community-training workshops: “Nonprofits and Federal Funds”.
The Team of Dedicated People
In addition to this work writing grants, the firm’s lead executives have been contracted by numerous departments of government for technical assistance, education, consultation, and grant evaluation services. As such, they have the far-reaching expertise and industry knowledge to constantly be ahead of emerging market developments and able to offer clients throughout the market the very highest possible standard of service.
Working tirelessly to support their clients, Carter Consulting’s expert team has more than 65 cumulative years of experience in the non-profit industry and has served hundreds of grantees from all over the country and abroad, resulting in the securing of more than $50 million dollars. The firm’s executive staff is comprised of high-level executives from numerous industry arenas, including: construction, non-profit, government, commercial, technology, accounting, and primary federal contractors.
Nicole Carter, the firm’s CEO and namesake, has worked hard since the firm’s start to guarantee the success of everyone she has had the pleasure of working with. She is a business mentor and is driven by her passion for helping people to succeed and thrive in today’s corporate market. She feels that it is an honour to assist so many individuals with employment opportunities to sustain their families and livelihoods. This is her passion and her success is a result of Nicole’s love for her role and those she supports.
Recognition for being Extraordinary
Carter Consulting received more than $4 million in grants and contracts in 2019. This year’s achievements included the establishment of Tennessee’s first minority-owned hemp farm and the purchase of three rental properties. Carter Consulting also paid $375,000 cash for a $500,000 apartment building. This was a collaborative endeavor that required critical thinking, strategic planning, and interpersonal interactions. By collaborating with community organisations, the firm is able to meet the needs of its various stakeholders and provide support that can not be found elsewhere.
Working to Keep Consistency in Growth
In order to expand and build on its success, Carter Consulting plans to produce more housing units as well as win federal and state contracts for administration and construction services in the future. Nicole and her brilliant team will be able to solidify their position as important innovators and thought-leaders in this competitive market as a result of this.