People who love grant writing are few and far between. Those that do are also usually good at it because they have been successful in the past.
Grant writing is an artform. It requires a delicate balance of simplicity and detail; clarity and open-endedness; and the ability to appeal to a variety of stakeholders with different goals in mind. And don’t forget, the ability to build a sensible project budget linked to project outcomes and smart performance metrics. That’s a lot to accomplish with a looming deadline.
The grant writing process can be complex and time consuming. When you don't know what you’re doing you can waste a lot of time & energy and then get still get denied the grant funding. This can be frustrating and financially crippling in many cases.
The grant writing process requires structure and a team to deliver content. You need to fully understand the funding guidelines; set & assign tasks for your team; and establish timelines for completing the many components of a grant. Most of all, you need at least one good writer.
Doran Strategic Consulting can be part of your grant writing team and will do all the heavy lifting. We will manage the whole process and work with your organization to craft top quality proposals that have a high chance of approval. Doran draws on many years’ experience being a successful grant writer as well as a proposal reviewer and funding agency representative.
Doran has a greater than 80% success rate on grant applications; specializing in writing grants for research, innovation, entrepreneurship, social innovation, education, community engagement, and the arts.
Organizations often need other types of writing to convey their messages. Doran also provides professional writing services for almost any purpose. Below is a short list of the types of professional documents Doran will help you create and publish.
- Proposals of any kind;
- Elevator Pitches; Tag Lines, Vision Statements;
- Letters of Intent, or Expressions of Interest;
- Agreements, policies, Terms of Reference, MOUs, or other business documents;
- Budget justifications and descriptions;
- Success Stories;
- Letters of Support (templates and boiler plate);
- Technical papers & manuals;
- Scientific publications;
- Editorials, articles, and white papers;
- Online publications (blogs, web copy).
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