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How do you hire a good grant writer?

Grants are available to nonprofit organizations, for-profit businesses that qualify for government grants, and individuals who qualify for foundation or government grants. Hiring a good grant writer can help you gain funding in your chosen field. According to the American Grant Writers’ Association, grant writers can help you research potential grant opportunities; write grant proposals, create budgets, and build budget narratives; review written materials before you submit; prepare a business plan; analyze your organization for grant competitive qualities; prepare research grants; help with 501(c)(3) applications for nonprofits; and more. Investing in the right grant writer could result in a financial win for your organization. Generally no licenses or certificates are required to be a good grant writer, but you may want to find a grant writer who has been certified (not just received a certificate of completion) by a reputable organization such as the Grant Professionals Certification Institute. Qualities to look for in a good grant writer include:

  • Proven success writing winning grants, especially in your target area.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Strong math skills and demonstrated proficiency with budgeting.
  • Careful attention to detail — brilliant grant proposals may be rejected just for formatting errors, so you want someone who follows instructions explicitly.
  • Expertise in your target area.
  • Punctuality and good communication skills.

How much does a grant writer cost?

Hiring a grant writer can give you a competitive edge when applying for financial grants for your business or nonprofit organization, or as an individual. The cost to hire a grant writer can vary depending on their academic background, areas of expertise, previous grant writing success and years of experience. According to the Grant Professionals Association, grant writers should be paid hourly or by flat fee. It is unethical for a grant writer to accept a commission or percentage compensation of grant monies received. They can, however, be awarded bonuses in line with the hiring company’s prevailing practices. Here are some examples of average grant writing fees:

  • Hourly rate for grant writers with less experience or fewer grants awarded: $25-$35 per hour.
  • Hourly rate for grant writers with some degree of success: $35-$75 per hour.
  • Hourly rate for grant writers with proven success winning large grants: $75-$150 or more per hour.
  • For a smaller grant, the writer may charge a flat fee of $200-$500 for preparation and submission.  

Pricing may also vary based on the complexity of the grant application. A federal grant that requires pages of research, budgets and a business plan may take more than 30 hours to prepare. For a high-level grant writer who charges $100 per hour, this means $3,000 or more in grant writing fees.

Most grant writers will provide you with a total cost estimate before agreeing to the work. You may be required to pay a deposit up front, or the grant writer may work from a retainer. Often, seasoned grant writers pay for themselves in the long run by writing successful grants.

Reviews for Orlando writers
Stu M.
Jolan was a pleasure to work with. She helped me out tremendously, making my website more efficient and increasing traffic to my site. She was extremely knowledgeable, a great writer and had great ideas to help me with my site. Very professional, kept within timelines and communicated well throughout the whole process. I would recommend her services to anyone looking for help with their website.
Jolan BogdanJolan Bogdan
Shermel R.
7 out of 5 If you want a person committed to get you, get it (your project goals) and get it done look no further Sharon is my ‘Let's do this! And love it’ girl! She is ... a writers dream but real too! she will bless your script 77×777 more times than what it is it is when you bring it to her. A lot of riders just drop my project on the floor because they didn’t want to take the time to understand it or like this other lady who shall remain nameless. That was the wacky guy like that will get me since everyone was claiming that I was so wacky but he ended up telling me he couldn’t make sense of me that was whack! Instantly when I talk to her I knew out of everyone she would be the star Sharon is a superstar and she shares your enthusiasm let’s face it if you working on this project your enthusiastic about your work or you want to work with someone who will share in that with you Sharon will she’s the one she’s number one I even offered her a presidential role in my company. She gets me. She can take the time to have the patience to listen to me and understand me with my long winded A**! She is right for you. I am just starting my business and I am I need an a lot of work done and she help me so much she help me find direction where I lacked. She is enthusiastic and like me easily excited about some new stuff to work on it new ideas and she heard all of my ideas and she makes them she takes things out of my head and put it out into the world she put it out on paper grammatically correct clean how work is clean and easy to read she’s way better than any of these other wackos writers on here. There are so many to steer clear of trust me I don’t know how some of them have four or five stars there’s a old lady on here who doesn’t need to don’t work with her she act like she’s committed but she she expect you to call her every time well Sharon will pick up the phone and call you and she’s my patient with me and understanding she’s worth every dime,every dime she even help this young up-and-coming artist that I’m working with pretty much pro bono because she want tonsee him succeed. Just because she’s that kind but I went ahead and paid it for him out of my pocket. I am an entertainer and wacky ARTIST TYPE. I had so much trouble finding a writer that would stick my project(s) they all crossover and reference the next. If certain people on here didn’t have such short attention spans low or maybe its there low tolerance for young black intellectuals. It was non of that with here. She didnt give me that yucky Trumpism feeling thats going around here. She makes America great and my script and my various proposals & intellectual properties greater and its greatest. She the best !! In the beginning They all love it and love me kind of overwhelmed but they seem like they’re excited and up for the challenge which is not very challenging because I know exactly what I want& also I leave enough room for the people that I’m working with to be creative. She has a very young but wise and cool way of being exactly what we need book her! I'd give her 7 out of 5 if I could!!
storytelleur ✎📔 by Sharonstorytelleur ✎📔 by Sharon
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