VCF Consulting is a branch of Action Communication that specializes in work with nonprofit organizations. Specialties include researching potential funding sources and grant-writing; development of fundraising and marketing plan; creation of traditional and social media strategies and production of print materials.  Vanessa Ferguson has been an approved consultant with the BEST Project through the Genesee County United Way since 2006 and the Council of Michigan Foundations. She has also completed training through the Foundation Center in Cleveland, the Michigan Nonprofit Association and the Center for Nonprofit Success.

Experience includes working with organizations with a focus in the following areas:

  • Education
  • Land Management
  • Human Service Agencies
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Accessibility for the Disabled
  • Animal Advocacy
  • Political Engagement
  • Faith-based Organizations
  • Economic Development

Facilitated workshops on media messaging, social media and presentation skills for these organizations:

  • BEST (Building Excellence, Sustainability and Trust) Project in Flint
  • Michigan Association of United Ways
  • Republican Women’s Federation of Michigan
  • Flushing Chamber of Commerce
  • Michigan Government Finance Officer’s Association
  • North Flint Action Council
  • Americorps