GRANT REVIEW & MENTORING
Our Grant Review and Mentoring service offers nonprofit organizations, creatives, consultants, and other grant writers the opportunity to receive critique and feedback on grant applications at any stage in their development. Led by Robin Myrick, who has worked in nonprofit development for many years and has raised over $14 million as a grant writer, we will review individual grants before submission or work with you across multiple proposals, providing guidance as you continue developing grant narratives that capture the work you do. We review all types of proposals, including those to federal, state, county and city agencies, corporate giving programs, private foundations, arts funding initiatives, even grants for individual writers and artists.
When you submit a grant to us for review (including the application guidelines), you have a number of options for how we'll work together. We can meet with you in person, online, or by phone to discuss the proposal. We can provide you with a written report detailing the proposal’s strengths and issues, including any red flags we see that could potentially disqualify it for funding or raise concerns. We can also suggest revisions and improvements as needed, and look at whether the grant meets the funder’s stated giving priorities, complies with all application instructions, and offers clear and compelling arguments concerning the need vs. funding requested. We can even review your budget, budget narrative, and other financial components of the grant if desired, to ensure that these elements of your proposal also support your argument for funding.
In other words, choose your own adventure. Select the type of feedback you'd like to receive, how it's delivered, and the level of advice you want as part of the process. Our aim is to meet your grant writing goals. SEE AVAILABLE SERVICE LEVELS BELOW:
INTRODUCTORY COACHING SESSION
If you're unsure about the type or amount of coaching you may need, start here. Our Introductory Coaching Session is designed to provide you with 2-3 hours of personalized support, along with a plan for meeting your writing goals if needed. It's a great way to try our services, and address any questions you may have about grants, funding sources, or the grantmaking process.
- New and emerging nonprofits
- Individuals new to grant writing
- College and university students seeking grant writing skills
- Experienced grant writers who need short-term assistance with a project
- Anyone interested in starting a nonprofit
GRANT REVIEW SERVICES
(flat-fee pricing per grant, starting at $120)
If you need feedback on a grant proposal in process, this is a great option. This service can help make your argument for funding tighter, stronger, more creative, and more credible whether you are an experienced grant professional or just learning to write grants as you go. We're happy to review your entire proposal or simply the sections/aspects of it that need the most attention, whatever serves your situation and your budget best.
- New and emerging nonprofits
- Artists applying for funding opportunities
- Nonprofits without a dedicated grant writer on staff
- Program directors or other non-development staff who write grants
- Experienced grant writers who need another set of eyes on a project
- Anyone with a proposal that requires editing or polishing before a funding deadline
ONE-TO-ONE MENTORING SERVICES
(pricing by project starting at $212)
If you have a good sense of what you'd like to accomplish grant-wise and a timeline for doing so, design your own coaching program with WWD. Just tell us what you need and how coaching fits into your schedule, and we'll develop a one-to-one solution that can help you achieve your goals.
- WWD writers who have completed an Introductory Coaching Session or a grant writing seminar, and are interested in additional one-to-one coaching
- Nonprofits that need staff trained in grant writing or certain aspects of grantsmanship
- Individual grant writers who want support on a specific project, or a set of projects
- Individuals who prefer to learn grant writing at their own pace, rather than take a seminar or class on the subject
- Anyone who wants to sharpen their persuasive writing skills
Sliding-scale pricing is available to eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofits, and determined by annual budget among other factors. Contact us to learn more. For a quote on any of the service levels listed above and to introduce yourself to us, click on the button below and we'll get to work. We look forward to hearing from you!