Mary E. Chown has helped nonprofits raise millions of dollars, engage their leaders and grow their missions.

Mary E. Chown has worked with more than 100 organizations throughout Pennsylvania, the United States, and around the World and brings a diverse range of tools and a distinct skill set to help organizations accomplish their fundraising and strategic goals. MECAdvising, LLC offers numerous, tailored services to drive impact for your cause

We make it our mission to help your mission succeed!  

MECAdvising, LLC is a partnership-driven consulting firm powering fundraising, strategic planning and board/staff leadership solutions for the well-positioned nonprofit. 

As a Strategic Fundraising Consultant, specializing in State and Federal grants, MECAdvising offers comprehensive grant assistance from research and identification to project development, writing, and technical assistance for final submission. 

 Mary Chown holds a national certification as a Certified Grants Management Specialist (CGMS) and provides grant management services after the award to ensure internal controls, accurate reporting, and clean audits for all grants. 

Mary and others on the MECAdvising team are also outside evaluators for Department of Education grants such as Title III, Title V, OCDEL, and Full-Service Community Schools programs. 


Evaluation of Organizational Systems and Operations
Project and Program Development

Project and Program Evaluation

Grant Writing 

Assistance with Technical Aspects of Grant Submission 

Grant Management 

Grant Reports

Funding Research and "Right Fit"

Strategic Plan Development

Strategic Fundraising Plan/Calendar

Staff and Board Training 


MECAdvising, LLC

500 North Church Street 

Mohnton, PA 19540 





We are proud to work with nonprofits of all​ sizes that serve a range of interests.

Colebrookdale Railroad​

Genesius Theatre

Safe Berks