SERVICES.

Grant Readiness Assessment

We complete a comprehensive review of your organization’s existing programs, documentation, evaluation procedures and financial recordkeeping to increase your competitive edge. 

 

  • Set the stage for grant success

  • Gather required grant submission documents 

  • Establish tracking systems & evaluation practices

Grant Proposal Development

We craft, edit, review and fully prepare custom Letters of Inquiry (LOI), grant applications, and proposals to generate funding for your organization. 

 

  • Craft competitive grant proposal narratives

  • Write compelling and persuasive case statements

  • Establish goals, objectives, outcomes & evaluation measures

  • Review program budgets 

Prospect Research

We conduct customized research utilizing an exclusive database of more than 100,000 U.S. foundations to create a targeted 12-month grant solicitation strategy based on your organization’s fundraising goals.

 

  • Identify funders  

  • Ensure alignment between foundation & organization 

  • Get customized Prospect Research Reports  

Start to Finish

Average of 10-15 hours to identify prospect and write grant proposal

Average of 6-12 months to receive grant funding

Grant Award Management

We develop a comprehensive donor-stewardship/grant-reporting plan that fully engages your funders to keep them committed to your cause. 

 

  • Establish a reporting schedule and tracking system

  • Develop customized, timely, and relevant grant reports

  • Create meaningful donor stewardship and engagement plans

FEES.

We appreciate your interest in our services and look forward to working with your organization to maximize your fundraising potential. Pen to Paper creates customized service packages to meet our client’s budgetary needs.

Grant Readiness Assessment

$2,500

Clients will be provided a customized Grant Readiness Assessment report including: a checklist of items gathered/needed to complete competitive grant requests; an overview of areas of strength; identification of areas of improvement; and recommendations for strengthening areas of need.

Grant Readiness Assessment

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Prospect Research & Identification

$2,250-$3,750

Rates for prospect research are determined by the number of viable prospects identified. The base package of $2,250 identifies up to 12 prospects. Clients are provided a comprehensive Prospect Research Report including: foundation names, contact information, website, funding priority areas, list of board of directors, grant deadline, recommended request amount, average grant award, application procedure, and recommendations for next steps.

Prospect Research & Identification

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Hourly

Grant Consulting Services

$180per hour

Hourly rates are determined by assessing the length of the grant request(s) and scope of work to be performed including: consultant attendance at meetings, participation in funder webinars, community meetings etc., as well as proposal preparation, and other services (prospect research & identification, grant calendar development, etc.).

Hourly

Grant Consulting Services

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Retainer Rates

For organizations interested in maximizing their fundraising potential and developing a comprehensive grant program, we provide services on retainer, guaranteeing your organization a specific number of hours per month of grant development services at a discounted rate. Services provided through retainer allow for bi-monthly updates, monthly/quarterly board reports, on-site visits, on-going prospect research & identification, and increased grant solicitations as well as other services and activities.

20 hours / month

$2,900/ month

30 hours / month

$4,200 / month

40 hours / month

$5,400 / month

PEN TO PAPER GRANT CONSULTING FOLLOWS THE ETHICAL STANDARDS OF THE GRANT PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION AND THE ASSOCIATION OF FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONALS. WE WILL NOT WORK ON A COMMISSION OR CONTINGENCY FEE BASIS, NOR ARE WE ABLE TO BUILD FEES INTO GRANT REQUESTS. FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THESE ETHICAL GUIDELINES, PLEASE REFER TO GPA CODE OF ETHICS. HTTPS://WWW.GRANTPROFESSIONALS.ORG/ETHICS