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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 Brookhaven editors
Candle L.
All the above and more. Melissa Z communicates well with an inexperienced writer. My pieces are always promptly edited with feedback. Highly recommended.
Melissa ZraikMelissa Zraik
Amina F.
She’s amazing- super fast! She helped edit website, I love the upgraded! I will continuously work with her, she’s a keeper!
YUVA Business & Writing Svcs (Published Editor)YUVA Business & Writing Svcs (Published Editor)
Suzanne f.
I needed help editing a eulogy for my dad ASAP. I could not have been more pleased with the results. I receive my project back in less than a day.
Almond Tree Writers' Ink, LLCAlmond Tree Writers' Ink, LLC
Johnnnetta J.
Loni with Classieux Concierge was absolutely wonderful. I really needed some last minute editing and she was willing to assist me down to the last wire. Sometimes you just need that one person to place a second set of professional eyes to your work . She is patient beyond measure and an angel in disguise. I am grateful for her willingness to serve and support me. I would definitely recommend Classieux Concierge Services for your editing needs.
Classieux Concierge LLCClassieux Concierge LLC
Woodie w.
I was really pleased with the editing Bob did. Not only did he correct my manuscript but also gave suggestions that improved my writing. He was quick and professional. I would use him again.
Bob CooperBob Cooper
Charlena J.
Melissa Z, Thank you so kindly! Outstanding work on my manuscript!! Communication skills was amazing. She answered all of my questions and concerns. Editing completed in a timely manner (as a matter of fact, before the deadline). I will most definitely hire her again. I will also refer her to my family, associates and colleagues. Keep up the excellent work!
Melissa ZraikMelissa Zraik
Jonathan H.
Phoenix Blue Academic Editing Services was truly a blessing in providing quality work. Dr. Tiffanie was extremely punctual and was the best value with such high quality work and professionalism. She always responded to my inquiries in a timely manner. I will continue to use her services for my graduate school work! I am so thankful that she made my first experience with Thumbtack such a wonderful experience!!
Phoenix Blue Academic Editing ServicesPhoenix Blue Academic Editing Services
Jelika M.
So far, Sharon has been great. She is quite responsive, easy to work with, and her skills are exactly what I'm looking for in editing my manuscript. The fact that she is familiar with my genre and is flexible to work with as well, has put me at ease. I look forward to seeing her complete work and as of now, I can say that I hope to work with her on other work as well. Will update upon completion!
storytelleur ✎📔 by Sharonstorytelleur ✎📔 by Sharon
Khaleeq I.
Lynne is more than a capable editor, patient and reassuring. I was relieved after she listened at length to my insecurities of relinguishing my manuscript trusting she will safeguard and do what I expect an editor should do. Lynne knowledge of African-American history a perfect match I was seeking in an editor; She has familiarity with the subject matter my memoir is about. I found Her committed to the task, time conscious in meeting agreed deadlines. Lynne helpful points reinforced and strengthen what I am saying without diminishing my voice. She is thorough, insightful proven professionalism always shines through. It's the intangibles I like about Lynne responding timely, and her sense of humor. I looked forward awaiting my next edited chapter. Working with Lynne was a pleasure, an outstanding experience.
Lynne FeldmanLynne Feldman
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