Paige Sims, Principal Fundraiser 


Who is S5?

Amanda Spacil, President and CEO, Owner


Amanda Spacil, S5's President and CEO, has over 19 years of fundraising experience. From multi-million dollar Federal grants to several thousand dollar private grants Amanda has written successful proposals for Title III, HUD Continuum of Care, USDA, DOT, NMTC, and Perkins dollars, among others. Amanda can assemble an award winning grant application for your organization. Prior to launching S5, Amanda worked as both a Director of Development and a Director of Grant Development in the Arts and Culture, Human Services, and Educational fields. She holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in American Literature and Creative Writing from Clemson University.

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Career Opportunities


We are always interested in potential contract grant writers - if you are an experienced grant writer, please contact us!

Service. Skill. Strategy. Support. Success.

Who Are We?


​S5 is a full service consulting firm specializing in grant writing, research, fund development, annual appeals, estate planning, capital campaigns, and direct marketing development. 

Paige Sims, S5's newest Principal Fundraiser, has over a decade of technical writing experience, preparing documents that are accessible for many different audiences, from technical experts and regulators, to community stakeholders and the general public. Her project experience includes stakeholder interaction and negotiation with federal and state regulators; analysis of environmental data; and development of permit applications, work plans, investigation reports, technical instructions, and public meeting materials. She holds a B.S. in Biology from The College of William and Mary, an M.S. in Environmental Engineering and Science from Clemson University, and is a licensed Professional Engineer.

Proven Success

S5 has over 35 combined years of experience in the fundraising development and technical fields; specifically, in the arts and culture, human services, animal rights, health, social injustice, and educational fields. Most notably, since S5's inception, we have raised over $50 million in capital campaign operating, and project/program and development support. Additionally, S5 has been able to cultivate, develop, and maintain client partnerships with major institutions, including USDA, US Dept of Ed, NIH, US Dept of Labor, US Dept of Justice, US Dept of the Treasury, and other state, county, city, and local law enforcement agencies in multiple states.