About Me

Lisa Marlin, Founder of The Grassroots to Global Project

I am a writer, communications consultant and long-time volunteer. 

A background in variously international development,  politics and activism across three continents has given me expertise in fundraising and communications, coupled with a first-hand perspective on the challenges and opportunities of grass roots organisations.

I am passionate about community development and environmental sustainability, and above all else I believe that change is not only possible, but it is necessary.

I offer comprehensive communications and fundraising consultancy and support services for community and environmental organisations and for-purpose businesses, including:

  • Development of a comprehensive communications strategy, including a dedicated messaging strategy for the organisation
  • Development of a comprehensive fundraising strategy for the organisation
  • Outreach to donors and supporters, including research to identify potential groups to target
  • Web content creation and SEO optimization
  • Social media make-over, content creation and scheduling
  • Production of blog articles, newsletters and other PR materials
  • Preparation of reports for donors, stakeholders or other external parties
  • Research and identification of new funding sources
  • Grant proposal writing

To find out more on how I can help your organisation, contact me for a needs assessment and quote. I offer special rates for registered non-profit organisations, and further discounts to those based in developing countries.


We cannot recommend Lisa highly enough. She brought knowledge, motivation and solution-oriented attitude to our projects during the 8 months she stayed in Siargao Island , The Philippines.
Sanne Sevig
Founder & Director, Nature Kids of Siargao
Lisa has been helping in us in writing and developing our non-Profit proposal. It has helped us to structure the way we talk about our programs. She was both flexible and available for us. Thanks to Lisa today we were able to be more efficient in grant writing. Thank you again.
Benedicte Joan
Founder & Board Member, Train & Travel for Women in Africa
Excellent results. 100% satisfied with Lisa as a content writer. Highly recommended. Thank you Lisa for such excellent work!
Joseph Pichardo
Director of Marketing, 123 Corporate Transportation