Mission Driven Consulting
Thrive Mission Company supports grassroots nonprofit, community, and faith-based organizations in building capacity through strategic consulting, development and communications services so that they can more effectively focus on their missions to create thriving communities and improve lives.
Our Mission At Work for You
Ashlie James, M.A., B.A., has over 15 years of professional and volunteer experience, having served alongside and consulted for charitable, faith-based and educational organizations of all sizes and scopes. She has a wide range of administrative, executive, development and communications experience having served at all levels. Her career achievements include a successful track record of over $28 million in funded state, federal, and foundation grant proposals, and post-award management of over $19 million dollars in funded grant programs.
Ashlie is Founder of Atlanta Growing Leadership Of Women (GLOW), a women-led nonprofit mentoring organization that has served more than 800 youth and counting. She is also Founder of Thrive Mission Company, a consulting practice that serves grassroots organizations with mission-driven grant writing and communications services. With bachelor and master’s degrees in biblical studies and nonprofit leadership, Ashlie’s passion for serving others is filtered through a ministry and community lens with an aim of building and supporting initiatives that empower people to lead better lives and secure sustainable futures.
We help grassroots nonprofits build capacity by providing technical assistance in areas such as program design, events, communications,
strategic planning, and board/staff development.
We offer ongoing and project-based grant development services including funding research, grant writing, and/or proposal reviews for foundation, corporate and government grants.
We provide start up consultation to assist organizations in drafting and filing the initial paperwork to obtain state and federal nonprofit status, including 501c3 designation from the Internal Revenue Service.
We deliver professional development and training to nonprofit, school, community, faith and corporate audiences about topics such as good citizenship, volunteerism, leadership, fundraising, grants and more.