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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 East Point writers
Chris M.
Rowan helped me write a speech on short notice and it was excellent. She was professional, knew exactly what I was looking for and was easy to work with.
Rowan Walrath | Writing and EditingRowan Walrath | Writing and Editing
Tina G.
Abola did a wonderful job with proofing my paper considering that I needed it quickly. She exemplified knowledge of grammar and writing usage. I will definitely recommend her services.
Expert Editor & WriterExpert Editor & Writer
Dr. Looby is a phenomenal editor! She is punctual and so very knowledgeable regarding document structure. I love the way she provided editorial notes and suggestions while also valuing my style of writing. If you are writing a book, an article or anything you’re planning to share with the world, I highly recommend Dr. Looby. She is a jewel to work with. She has an amazing way of polishing your work while also keeping the integrity of what you’re trying to convey!
Caitlin Looby, PhDCaitlin Looby, PhD
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
Whitney H.
She made sure that I agreed with all of the verbiage and writing style. She took the time to under my position. She also completed my resume in enough time before the due date I requested.
The Write One: Resume ServicesThe Write One: Resume Services
Jerniqua M.
New Heights Career Services helped me updated my resume. I didn't know what to do so I decided to get a resume writer and it work out great she was straight to the point not long like the way I had it before. So I enjoy having a resume write .
New Heights Career Services | HR ProfessionalNew Heights Career Services | HR Professional
Dawn K.
My husband Jay last minute to help my husband with a writing project. We gave him a very short timeline to have the work completed (next day) and he delivered an amazing paper. He is truly good at what he does. We will definitely use him for future projects and recommend him to others.
Jay Gumm - Professional WriterJay Gumm - Professional Writer
Amar T.
David did a tremendous job helping me with my resume. He demands that you look inward and ask yourself the tough questions that ultimately make you shine. By the time you have a resume to hand out, you'll also have confidence in your value. I couldn't have asked for a better mentor for resume writing and career coaching.
David GarronDavid Garron
Adlene M.
My experience with Ms. Petrena Wilbur was always very professional, punctual and responsive. I value greatly the work that was done. Ms. Wilbur is very similar to a college English professor who gave me great support and leadership on how the write. I am trilled with the work provided to possibly one of the most important documents that have written in my life time. So grateful. Thank you so very much Ms. Wilbur for your precise work.
Petrena WilburPetrena Wilbur
Anne K.
I cannot say enough about Nura. She was wonderful! I knew I needed to write a resume, update my CV, and create a LinkedIn page and had struggled with this for too long. It seemed overwhelming. After reading several glowing reviews of Nura's work, I submitted a request to work with her. She provided everything I needed in no time at all. For the first time in DECADES, I am confident in the quality of my resume and CV and finally have a LinkedIn page. Her work is polished and professional. She keeps current on what employers want. She communicates well and is incredibly punctual. I was only allowed to select three items to address what I liked about working with Nura. I wanted very much to select "value" and "punctuality," too. If you are even just thinking about updating your materials, stop hesitating and contact Nura! Trust me!
Responsive ResumesResponsive Resumes
Thumbtack Customer
I recently used Christian's services to revamp my CV, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile. Before sending my original CV, I spoke with Christian over the phone. The phone call was my way of getting Christian to know more about me as a person and job seeker. I wanted him to write a personalized CV and cover letter that spoke to my interests and overall career goals. He listened and used information from my conversation to help revise the CV. Since Christian is already working in healthcare, I was able to ask him additional questions about relocation, research opportunities in other hospitals, and get any advice he may have about organizational climate. Additionally, Christian was nice enough to give me a discounted package deal to help me. He understood that I was trying to save money towards other work-related endeavors. He was gracious enough to help me and work with me to find a quote that was reasonable given his work and services. Christian was also responsive with emails and texts. He delivered what he promised in the time he quoted. I would recommend Christian to anyone who is interested in revising their CV, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile. Thank you, Christian, for all of your help!
Christian's Resume Service: Making YOUR Award-W...Christian's Resume Service: Making YOUR Award-W...
Chrishawn D.
Alan did a wonderful job on updating my resume and creating my cover letter! I wish I would have found him sooner on my job trek. Although I’m early on in the process, I wish I would have had him in day one. He responded very quickly when I submitted my request to locate resume writing service. While working on the project, it was as if he was sitting next to me while he worked on my resume/cover letter—I say that because if I had any questions or response, he answered very quickly. Also, if he had questions along the way while he worked on my project, he asked them—I liked that. I felt the care he was putting into my resume because of the quality of work produced and his responsiveness. He did not assume anything, he explained how I should use the cover letter and such. I appreciate his instructions and professionalism. I now feel even more confident sending out my cover letter and resume. Again, I wish I would have found him sooner. I believe what I will present now will get my foot in the door for interviews and then of course to land the job I am seeking.
Alan Smith / Freelance WriterAlan Smith / Freelance Writer
Thumbtack Customer
Prior to Rebecca, I hired Evolution Coaching, a resume, career, and writing competitor. I have never been so disappointed. The whole experience felt rushed (having only a week's worth of time to review and provide feedback to their drafts and even feels shorter than that when the writer takes 2-3 days to respond...and you have to remind them to send back the drafts...), unprofessional, blatantly generic/vague, and honestly, just a complete waste of time and money. I got no added value and ended up with a product worse than what I started with. I have not used their recent work in any capacity; I kept what I had. I have never written a review before but I felt as though I needed to warn others about the horrible experience I had and encourage others to go with a complete, incomparable alternative - Rebecca. Please do yourself a favor. You will not regret it! She is nothing short of lifesaver. She is extremely responsive (with both e-mails and turnaround drafts), kind, personable, humble, easy-going, observant, detail-oriented, diligent, and most importantly, serious and passionate about her work. I could go on. She guided me through the process and worked around my schedule numerous times and allowed me to take my time with reviewing her drafts. Her insightful and creative ways to phrase and highlight personal accomplishments, work experience, etc. is unlike any other. Thank you so much, Rebecca! Will definitely be using her again for any future needs!
The Edit Guru: Free consult--everything to gain!The Edit Guru: Free consult--everything to gain!
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