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Grant Writing Services

Whether your organization is new to grants or has an established grants program, as a grant writer I write well-crafted grants that demonstrate clear alignment with funders’ interests that improve your odds of being funded, and help grow your grants program. My goal is to work collaboratively with you, combining my expertise in what appeals to funders with your unique voice and deep knowledge of your mission and approach. In this way, I seek to differentiate your organization, help you stand out from the crowd, and get you noticed by funders. I also bring my extensive knowledge of evaluation and outcomes measurement to grant writing, assisting in developing clear, achievable objectives and metrics for grants which are crucial to a strong application.

I have experience with writing grants for small local foundations, large national foundations, and local, state, and federal RFPs. In addition to writing grants, I can provide consult on other grant-related activities, including:

  • Funder research and identification
  • Grant strategy
  • Funder cultivation support
  • Grant reporting
  • Complete application packet compilation (attachments, budgets, etc.)
  • Grants Readiness Assessment

Pricing

One grant (non-government): $2,250. This option can be used for a specific grant opportunity or we can write and develop a Master Grant Application that you can use as a template for other grant proposals.

Two – four grants: $1,750 per grant

Five – ten grants: $1,400 per grant

Ten+ grants: $1,200 per grant

Grant Readiness Assessment: $850

  • Local government grants are an additional $195 per grant, state grants are an additional $295 per grant, and federal grants are an additional $495 per grant.
  • Additional grants-related consult (prospect research, funder cultivation, grant opportunity fit assessment, etc.) is $95/hour.
  • We can also be hired on a retainer basis with an agreement of a set or maximum number of hours per week.
  • Discounted pricing is available for small non-profits ($250,000 – $600,000 budget) and BIPOC-led organizations with a <$1,500,000 budget. Please inquire if this applies.

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Evaluation and Outcomes Measurement

My specialty is designing simple, elegant, and user-friendly program evaluation and outcomes measurement systems that can be implemented and sustained in-house. I will work with you to learn what your key objectives are for implementing these systems, such as grant reporting to funders, donor and other stakeholder engagement including marketing materials, continuous quality improvement, etc. Then, using a logic model approach, I will facilitate a process of identifying what positive changes your programming seeks to achieve and how measure them. I research and present existing measurement tools when available or develop tools (participant surveys, staff data collection forms, etc.) as needed. I will present a plan complete with implementation and maintenance costs, staff time, and resources needed, and am mindful as I develop systems to keep these as low as possible; evaluation and outcomes measurement systems are an important investment but should not be overly burdensome to organizations. I will also provide assistance with implementation including staff training as needed.

Pricing:

$95/hour

Please contact me for an initial consultation and, in learning more about your needs, I will be able to provide an estimate of the time and cost for the project.

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Program Design

Having a clear, well-articulated program design is not only instrumental for planning and implementation of a new program or service, but will strengthen your ability to market and fundraise for the program.

I can assist with thinking through every aspect of the program design, including budgetary considerations. Using a logic model approach, I will delineate the activities, inputs and resources, outputs, and outcomes for your program. This approach provides a justification for each of your offerings and how they contribute to the overall objectives of and theory of change behind the program. This approach also creates a strong foundation for your program’s evaluation and outcomes measurement design. I can also provide consult around how to launch and sustain your new or revamped program, including recruiting participants, hiring and training new staff, compliance, and fundraising.

Pricing:

$95/hour

Please contact me for an initial consultation and, in learning more about your needs, I will be able to provide an estimate of the time and cost for the project.

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