Often, entrepreneurs have not been in business long enough to build a track record and that record is a key variable funding agencies look at when comparing projects and programs to fund. So here you are with a great technology or program or project that needs funding. What can you do to show funding agencies you’re a good risk?
A frequent question I get from prospective clients is, “Can we pay you as a grant writer after…” That is, after they win funding from a proposal I help them create. The justifications run something like, “If we submit a high quality proposal, we will win. Then we can reward you for your assistance from the money we receive…
Grant writers are most effective when they become part of the team early on. This is particularly true for entrepreneurs and very early stage startups that have little knowledge of how federal funding will affect their business development and growth strategies
I want to help you understand the world of grant writing and government funding as part of an overall business or nonprofit development strategy. To put it simply, government funding is not for everyone. Through this series I will help you determine whether a grant strategy is right for your organization and if so, how best to develop effective and competitive proposals.