Submit an Application, and We'll Match You with a Certified Grant Writer
You are too busy to clear your schedule for several weeks to prepare winning applications.
Your organization isn't large enough to afford a full-time grant writer.
You need to know how to hire a grant writer and how much it costs to hire a grant writer.
You are a non-profit organization, an innovative startup, local government, or other entity that is willing to pay for professional grant writing services. (Too soon? Consider getting trained in grant writing yourself!)
Here is an overview of what you can expect by working with any of the grant writers in our collective. Be sure to check out the frequently asked questions for a deeper dive!
Receive a roadmap for the top 2-5+ grants to pursue over the next 12 months.
Have access to a team of grant writers that can 'flash' assemble for periods of heavy workload.
Enjoy a 5-star experience pursuing (and winning!) grants.
“This model is different, and we love it. We have our lead grant writer, and she brings on additional team members when we have big applications. Expectations are clear. The process is smooth. Whatever they are doing over at Learn Grant Writing, it’s working.”
“The grant writing team we worked with through LearnGrantWriting.Org provided a process for identifying grant opportunities that opened our eyes to possibilities we hadn't considered. What's more, their process is repeatable and clear, so that organizations who follow the process will find themselves in the enviable position of having too many options to pursue all at once.”
Submit an application with your funding needs and goals. Within 48 hours, we will get back to you if we believe our grant writers would be a good fit for your needs. Get started with your first name and email address below.
The exact cost will depend on your specific project and needs, but here are some ballpark figures on what to expect:
The proposal you receive from the grant writer will start with producing a Funding Strategy. This smaller commitment for both parties allows you to build rapport, while still receiving a valuable deliverable. The grant writer will invoice you in one of two ways:
If those fees exceed your organization’s budget, consider training your staff in-house with our affordable grant writing course, Grant Writing: From Start to Funded. Additionally, if you take the course, we can help share your project with students looking for early portfolio projects that can help your organization for free or steep discounts.
A funding strategy is a 2-3 page memo that lays out the top 2-5+ grants your organization should pursue over the next 12 months. It is the resulting deliverable from a lengthy research process whereby your grant writer sifts through 150+ grants to identify the absolute best grants for your organization. Beginning with this process is fundamental to avoid chasing grants haphazardly and focusing on grants with low likelihood of success. A funding strategy increases win rate, aligns everyone in the organization, and eliminates unnecessary overwhelm associated with grant writing.
Your application will get reviewed to gauge if we think your funding needs are a good fit for the certified grant writers in our program. We will email you within 48 hours (M-F). If a good fit, we will schedule a 20 minute interview with you to learn more about your project and goals. We can then match you with the best grant writer in our network.
Once you are matched with a grant writer, you will work with them directly to confirm it’s an energizing fit for both of you. If so, you will proceed with executing a contract to get underway.
We do things differently around here! If you have a specific grant in mind, our grant writers might not jump right into it! Instead, they want to be 100% positive that you are focusing on the right grants in the first place to confirm the pursuit is worth your precious time and resources.
Through the one-of-a-kind approach taught here at Learn Grant Writing, your grant writer will identify 150+ grants for your organization and then whittle that list down to the top 20 or so worth a deeper dive. From there, they work hand-in-hand with you to contact the funder and confirm it’s a good fit, you’re eligible, competitiveness, etc.
After having conversations with funders, your grant writer will develop what we call, a “Funding Strategy”, whereby you know the exact 2-5+ grants you will pursue over the next 12 months.
Roadmap in hand, your grant writer can then help you pursue the mutually agreed upon grant applications that everyone feels confident are worth pursuing. Depending on the complexity of your proposal, your lead grant writer might form a “flash team” with other certified grant writers from our program.
What this means is that the scope of work for your project will begin with a Funding Strategy. Once the funding strategy is complete, the contract will be updated to reflect the grants you both agree to pursue.
Why do we do this? It is near impossible to accurately scope and price services before knowing what grants you want to pursue. This gives you a simpler (and smaller) contract to get started with as you build a relationship with your grant writer.
No. It was common way back in the day to do that, but it is no longer considered an ethical use of funds (nor allowed by the funder). It is best practice to agree upon a fixed fee at the beginning of the project. This is why it is so important to focus on the right grants and find a proven grant writer you enjoy working with!
Check out our affordable online grant writing course, Grant Writing: From Start to Funded. You can sign up for our free mini grant writing class here to see if it is learning with us is a good fit for you.
Submit your application now to hire a grant writer. Drop in your first name and best email below to get started. We look forward to learning more about the positive impact you are making in your community!