Grant writing isn’t something just anyone can do, or more likely wants to do. It takes skill, tal-ent, and experience…put together in one package that makes a grant application more likely to succeed.
When you’re considering working with a grant writer, you want to work with one who will earn your organization the funding you require for business growth, so it’s important to understand which traits are ideal in winning grant writers.
With that being said, here’s what to look for in a winning grant writer.
- Writing skills. This might seem obvious, but there are always grant proposals written with too much density or without appealing language. Look for a grant writer who understands how to craft a proposal that is compelling and engaging, while remaining true to the science of your product. You can always ask to look at proposal examples to get an idea of your potential writer’s style.
- An understanding of product development plans and differentiation. Have they developed a product before? Do they know the Program Officer? Attention to detail, data and a cogent approach section are an important part of grant proposals, as they are what sets your idea apart from others. Your writer has to pay attention to these areas and know how to present them in a way that has impact.
- A finger on the pulse of the industry. Your writer must understand the grantor organizations, their goals and priorities, and which funding programs are best for their clients. This saves you time and resources, as your writer will focus efforts toward the programs that are suited to your success.
Grant Engine’s writers do all of this and more.
Why work with an outside grant writing team? The answer lies in these traits. At Grant Engine, we have worked hard to develop effective know-how in creating proposals that win. While your organization may employ people who could develop these skills over time, if you want to get started on securing funding, you need to secure that grant, now. Hiring a writer who already knows what to do brings your organization closer to your goal of a marketable product.
We’re here to help you get the funding you need to realize success. Please feel free to contact Grant Engine to answer any further questions you may have. Please call (650) 937-9164, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here.