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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 Sandy Springs book publishers
Thumbtack Customer
Rebecca for sure knows what she is doing and has a lot of experience successfully uploading self-published books to Amazon and other online book sellers. I recommend her to others.
Brockley DesignsBrockley Designs
Thumbtack Customer
Rebecca Shaw I was finishing my first book and was looking for help with formatting. I was new to the extra ordinary effort that is needed to actually finish a book and almost went with a big publishing/printing company. I was going to pay them $1,000.00 to format (not realizing that my book was far from ready to print). Had I done that I would have had a substandard and disappointing book and I’m sure it would have cost me plenty of money to salvage. Thankfully I found Rebecca. Rebecca knows all about the world of “finishing” a book and if it’s your first book, believe me, it’s a very complicated process. She helped edit, gave great suggestions and formatting the book perfectly. She took her time to answer any questions. I never felt as though I was rushed and her rates were very affordable. We talked on the phone, we met, worked together face to face, swapped emails, she made a great effort to help me organize my thoughts and we both made the corrections that were necessary. She even placed it on Amazon. It’s a book I am quite proud of and one of the reasons for this is Rebecca took a very real interest in what I was writing about and made it a priority to make this the best book I could have written. Rebecca… you are the best! Thank you sincerely, Henry Watts
Brockley DesignsBrockley Designs
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