How Can CAW Help?

CAW Consulting and Management is available to help micro businesses and micro nonprofits with STRATEGY, MARKETING, SUSTAINABILITY, GRANT WRITING and EVALUATION, PROJECT MANAGEMENT, and SPEAKING / WORKSHOPS / FACILITATION. If you think Cynthia and CAW Consulting and Management can help you with your business and organizational goals, please contact Cynthia at or 208.995.7400.


Whether you want to rejuvenate your organization, introduce a new product, or retire from your small business, developing a strategy can greatly facilitate your success. Cynthia can help you systematically discuss, write, evaluate and implement a strategic plan created for your specific situation. With a thoughtful, realistic plan and corresponding timeline, your dreams become reality!

  • Customizing Strategic Plans
  • Analyzing Small Business Ideas
  • Growing Small Businesses
  • Evaluating Small Business Exit Strategies
  • Increasing Nonprofit Capacity
  • Developing Programs


Are you looking to increase your presence and revenue? Cynthia can help you develop a marketing plan that supports your strategic goals and suits your community and industry. Marketing with intention saves resources, gets your message across, and keeps you viable in the local and world marketplace.

  • Tailoring Marketing Plans
  • Creating Communication Plans
  • Launching Products
  • Initiating Programs


Make sure your micro business or small nonprofit exists for many years to come. Cynthia can evaluate your sustainability, devise a plan for improvements, and extend your resources. Ultimately, you will save money, leave a good impression on the world, and resiliently tackle the future!

  • Evaluating Business and Organizational Sustainability
  • Sustainability Plans
  • Community Giving Options

Grant Writing and Evaluation

When your small nonprofit or small business receives grant funds, it can change everything! Sometimes, that extra financial assistance is all you need to secure a stable market, buy equipment or start an impactful program. Cynthia’s experience with writing and receiving grants, and experience with giving grants, can help you evaluate grant possibilities, read your grant proposal before submission, and write grants.

  • Writing Grant Applications
  • Evaluating Grant Opportunities
  • Editing Grant Applications

Project Management

Are you overwhelmed? Typically, small business owners and nonprofit directors are too overwhelmed with day-to-day activities to proceed with special projects they know could be making them money and meeting their goals. Let Cynthia help with your special project whether it’s implementing the whole thing or taking on a small portion of your project.

  • Project Management
  • Grants Management


Have a captive audience who is looking to clarify their goals and see them through? Cynthia speaks to groups of all sizes on the topics listed above and more. She designs and executes audience-specific workshops so participants leave with tools to take themselves to the next level in their personal and professional growth. Sometimes it is helpful to have an outsider run your board meeting or managerial meeting. Perhaps your group needs to discuss a special or heated topic. Or perhaps you simply want to participate in the group’s discussion instead of running it. Whatever the circumstances, Cynthia can facilitate a variety of small group meetings in person, on the phone and via the internet.