Rates are billed on an hourly basis for long-term work and are invoiced monthly. Invoices include detail on time spent per project with a description of the work completed. A flat rate per project can also be negotiated for short-term projects. Grant writing costs vary depending on the requirements of each RFP (request for proposals). The more prepared the client is, the less time the process will take. See ‘Grant Readiness’.
Process - The first step is a free consultation during which you describe the project and how you see my role in it. Based on what you describe, we will negotiate and hourly rate or fee. Once we have agreed on the scope of work and fee, wie will draft and sign a contract. Depending upon the scope of work and your needs, there are three basic options for fees.
Hourly Pricing is available for short-term or long-term work. The rate is invoiced monthly, with payment due within 15 days.
Project Pricing is available for short-term or long-term work, with the fee determined by the scope and length of the projct. Half of the fee is payable upon signing the contract. The balance is due within 15 days of completion of the work.
Retainer Fee is available for ongoing work and is best suited when a working relationship has been well established. The agreement is based on a specified minimum number of hours of service per month for a specified number of months.
Are your fees flexible?
Yes, under certain circumstances (i.e. agency size, age of agency, etc.). I am flexible and willing to discuss any reasonable alternatives.
Do you write grants on contingency or commission?
No. It is against the Grant Professionals Association Code of Ethics to accept compensation based on a percentage of funds received or to accept contingency fees, bonuses, or finder's fees.