How to Work with a Grant Writer

Updated: Dec 19, 2020

Hooray! You've done your due diligence. You've visited GPA Directory. You have selected a grant writer, you've interviewed candidates and reviewed writing samples and references, and you've agreed not to pay them a percentage of the award (more on this later). They are qualified, retained, and ready to go. But why do some of these business relationships fail?

Here are four tips on how to work with a grant writer to get the greatest impact and bang for your buck:

#1. Be grant ready.

I am a member of the Grant Professionals Association and dedicate a lot of time to help nonprofits get what we call &