Hiring a professional grant writer.
you’re considering hiring a professional grant
writer to meet your grant writing needs, you’re not alone. Grant writing can be one of
the most frustrating, confusing and seemingly endless
activities involved in running an organization.
In addition to consuming great quantities of time, grant
writing requires specialized, expertly-honed research
and writing skills. Indeed, grant writing experience will
almost always improve the odds your grant will be funded.
organizations are fortunate enough to have an
experienced grant writer as part of their in-house staff.
However, many groups do not have members who feel they
are qualified to write winning grant proposals. Alternatively,
staff may simply lack the time, resources or inclination
to spend weeks working on a grant. In this case, hiring
a professional grant writer can make a lot of sense.
In addition, out-of house grant
writers work on a contractual basis. This means you only
pay them for a limited time, according to the terms agreed
upon by both parties. You thus avoid paying the salary and
benefits costs associated with in-house staff, while remaining
in control of the process, and getting the benefits of their expertise.
determining whether you need to hire a grant
writer consider the following:
addition, hiring the right grant writer for your organization
is extremely important.
Look for someone who’s well experienced, has fully-developed
research, writing and interviewing skills, and who fits
well with your organization. Interview several grant writers
before you choose one, and get cost estimates upfront.
Hiring the right grant writer will ensure your grants
avoid the common grant writing mistakes, and give your
organization a competitive edge in the grant funding game.
- The cost of hiring a grant writer compared to how much
you will gain if the grant is funded (or lose if it isn’t).
- Whether you have sufficient grant writing talent on staff,
and whether staff have the necessary time to devote to
- Your level of need for grant funding from a variety of
benefits of hiring Hired Gun to prepare your next grant.
attention to capture your group’s unique voice and vision.
We specialize in grant writing for nonprofits
because we genuinely care about the work they do.
Our professional grant writers are compassionate and
engaged and take the time to get to know the details
of your organization. Through interviews with key staff
and volunteers, we learn what drives your members’ passion.
We capture the spirit of your mission so that your voice
and your vision shine through, and the reader knows
it came from the heart. Whatever your vision, chances
are it’s ours too.
perspective. At Hired Gun, we approach
your organization as if we’re learning about it for
the first time. (Often, we are.) Since we’re outsiders,
we can take the perspective of the person who’ll be
reading your grant. And we will write your grant proposal
accordingly. Your objectives will jump out as clear
and focused. Your plan of action will be well thought-out,
comprehensive and realistic.
concise writing that will set you apart.
You only have so much space to make your point. We write
grants that capture the reader from the first paragraph,
and then educate, inform and inspire support. Hired
Gun’s grant writers help you to stand out in the crowd.
understanding of what grant agencies are looking for.
Different agencies are devoted to funding different
areas of work. But all agencies look for a clear mission,
a well-defined business plan, measurable objectives,
realistic, step-by-step actions to meet those objectives,
and sufficient resources except for the funding you’re
seeking. At Hired Gun, we know how to write winning
grant proposals. Our grant writing experience gives
us insight into what grantors are looking for, and what
they reward. Our grants for nonprofits are structured,
strategic and inspiring.
expertise. Even though you’re a nonprofit,
when writing grants you must act like a for-profit business.
At Hired Gun, we use linear and nonlinear statistics
to analyze your data. We generate effective charts and
graphs to visually demonstrate why your organization’s
mission is important. We write data-driven, results-oriented
grants for nonprofits that inspire confidence in your
organization’s ability to meet its goals—a critical
factor for sources of grant funding.
the job done on time. You give us a
deadline, and we deliver the complete, final version
of your grant proposal by that date. It’s that simple.
follow-up, and help with progress reports.
Strong progress reports are critical if you hope to
have your grant renewed. These should include quantitative
analysis of the work your organization has done, when
appropriate. At Hired Gun, our grant writing professionals
provide help with submission, follow-up with grant agencies,
progress reports and grant renewals. We help your group
to maintain its funding with minimal hassle—so you can
focus on fulfilling your goals.
on investment. While we make no guarantees
your grant will get funded, we certainly believe our
grant writing expertise increases the chances that it
will. Our rates are very affordable—and remember that
with us, you don’t have in-house costs like salary and
benefits. In addition, if your grant is funded, you’ll
likely see a generous return on your investment. Grant
writing is one of the most important things you will
do for your nonprofit. We believe it’s worth it to do
At Hired Gun Writing, we’ve
written grants for a variety of funding
sources, including: The National Science Foundation, The National Institute of Health, The National Cancer Institute,
Cape Canaveral Air Force Base, SigmaXi Research Foundation,
The Dana Foundation, The Russell Sage Foundation, The
American Psychological Association, The Wish You Well Foundation, The Neuroscience
Institute and The Ferst Foundation.
us to learn more about how Hired Gun's experienced grant writers can help your organization get the grant funding it needs. Request a free estimate for
your next grant to see how affordable professional help can be.
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