Why Choose Us?

What can a professional grant writer do that I can't do for myself?  If you have considered applying for multiple grants lately, you have undoubtedly asked yourself this question. The truth, of course, is that there is no magic in grant writing. Anyone with good basic writing skills and a clear understanding of both the grant criteria and the proposed plan can be successful. So why would you hire a grant writer? Here are a few of the most important reasons:


Time

Non-profit administrators are very busy people.  Although using a grant writer will not completely free you from all time commitments required by the process (at minimum an interview with you and your team is necessary to discover the information necessary to write a proposal), hiring a professional can make the difference between submitting a successful proposal and letting a great opportunity slip away.

 

Skill

We have met many administrators who struggle with grant writing. Some are exemplary leaders committed to realizing an inspiring vision, but they lack the skill necessary to bring that vision to life on paper within the confines of a grant's scoring criteria. There's no doubt about it – successful grant writing is both an art and a specialized skill. If you don't have the skill, you'll need to find someone who does.

 

Experience

Professional grant writers usually have experience with many different types of programs and funding sources. That experience enables them to see how your program design might benefit from a few changes. Professionals are also extremely familiar with the scoring criteria for most state and federal grants. This experience translates into higher funding rates, specialized knowledge about many funding sources that may be unknown to you, and a level of technical assistance and expertise that you might not even know exists.


Teresa is very passionate about what she does and thinks strategically about how to best communicate your mission to funders! She goes above and beyond in learning the organization to help best communicate our needs.
— Zaina Greene, Executive Director, SWITCH