Writing a successful grant proposal takes a great deal of knowledge, skill, and experience. While many organizations attempt to handle the grant writing process in-house with existing staff, an investment in a professional grant writer will pay off with more grants won and less distraction from the day-to-day work of your organization.
Hiring a grant writing company, like Resource Associates, will save your organization money and valuable resources. Hiring a full time, professional grant writer on staff can cost as much as $150,000. The average salary for a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) is over $80,000. By working with a firm like Resource Associates, you’ll receive all the benefits of having a professional grant writer on your team but save on the overhead. Other benefits include:
Many individuals and even firms claim to offer expert grant writing services. Be sure to investigate anyone you’re hiring very closely to make sure they’re not only experienced but reputable. Watch out for:
Illegal and ineffective approaches to grant writing can not only prevent you from winning grants but could also damage your organization’s reputation with funders and your community. Make sure you ask questions and check references before hiring a grant writer.
Be sure to check out the Grant Geek blog for more information on how to spot a scam firm and how to report grant scams.Contact a Grant Expert
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