We provide the following grant writing and planning services. Fees are approximate – exact fee will be agreed upon prior to beginning the contract. Since every client has unique needs it is difficult to give an accurate price estimate until we speak with you in person. But don’t be shy! Call me anytime, worst case is you will walk away with some free advice. No pressure
Foundation Research Training ($150)
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 ($500-$1,500)
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 (public & private foundations and possibly government sources). Upon completion of our research 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.
After taking the time to learn about our organization and your program, we will write you a competitive grant proposal, customized to the grantmaker’s interests. Most foundation proposals ($600-$2,000) are simple and can be completed in a matter of days, while government proposals ($6,000-$10,000) 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. You will also save considerably by hiring us to write proposals in batches of 5-10.
Letter of Inquiry: $450
Most foundations will require a 2-page letter of inquiry prior to submitting a full proposal. We will write a compelling letter to get you in the door. This fee also applies to short grant applications, which are very similar to letters of inquiry in terms of content required. For short proposals, the exact fee is based on amount of research and pre-planning required and will be determined after speaking with client.
Fundraising/ Annual Appeal Letter: $400
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.
Hourly Rate: $110-$130 hour
The rate corresponds to the complexity of the project and is competitive when compared to other professionals with the same level of experience. You can certainly find lower cost providers (check upwork.com if you want cheap cheap cheap!), however, you will find no better. Some clients need help on an regular basis but cannot afford an in-house director of development. Aaron is usually available to support clients on a project-by-project basis throughout the year.