Grant Writing Services
We provide the following grant writing and planning services.
Grant Research Training
We teach you to identify both state and foundation funding sources using the same methods, tools and process which we use and follow. The hands-on training (via teleconference) lasts approximately 60-90 minutes. This is not a theoretical exercise. We will use proven methods during the training to start the search process and begin to identify funding prospects and strategies.
Foundation & Government-Grant Research
It is very important to know your audience before writing anything. And finding the right audience is critical. We will conduct a comprehensive assessment of the funding landscape as it pertains to your organization; upon completion of you will receive a written report summarizing the findings and recommendations, as well as a debrief by phone. The report will include a ranked list of prospective funders, a grants calendar, a description of each prospect and a list of proposal requirements. From the initial interview to delivery of the final report is usually 2-4 days. Fee is dependent on the scope of the research.
After taking the time to learn about our organization and your program, we will write you a competitive grant proposal, customized to the grant-maker’s interests. Most foundation proposals are simple and can be completed in a matter of days, while government proposals typically require extensive planning, research and coordination among various stakeholders. Aaron has the experience to serve in a number of capacities, whether you need a consultant to manage the process from start to finish or fill an adjunct role as a editor/ content creator.
Letter of Inquiry
Most foundations will require a 2-page letter of inquiry prior to submitting a full proposal.
Fundraising/ Annual Appeal Letter
This 1-2 page letter is designed to appeal to individual donors whom an organization may reach out as part of a special (one-time) or annual appeal.