For long-term services (including grant writing, organization management & social media and sometimes strategic plans), we work on a monthly retainer fee. We will submit a proposal to you that defines the scope of work and our proposed fee, based on your goals. Retainers keep your costs down the most.
For shorter-term projects, like creating a strategic plan or grant research where we will not be involved in implementation, we charge an hourly rate that is always affordable compared to other consultants, but higher than our retainer rates.
Sometimes a project is limited in scope and time. We will provide you with a set price in these circumstances.
Many organizations think they can hire a grant writer on commission. This practice is considered to be unethical and highly frowned upon by foundations.
As contractors, we work in a very specific way when it comes to grant writing. Our clients maintain their own relationships with funders. We are low-maintenance. We go about the business of writing your grant proposals and do not increase your work load with endless revisions, etc.
What we do:
What we do not do
Since we are not employees, we cannot represent your organization to foundations. We are also not in the position to know how you have implemented your grant funded programs. Therefore, we do not:
What we do with government grants
As you may already be aware, government grants are an entirely different level of grant writing than foundation grants. We typically do not include government grants in our retainer fee because one grant alone can take up to 50 hours to accomplish. However, if your agency does do government grants, we can do them for you at our hourly rate (on top of our retainer).
We are extremely efficient. That is how we keep our costs down for you.
We work with you to define who you are and how you want the world to see your organization.
We develop new names for your new image and find the right domain and social media handles.
We will work with our partners on your logo design and direct the development of your design until you have the look you love.
We help you to roll out your new brand image and get your social media channels lined up.