How to Start a Grant Writing Business

How to Start a Grant Writing Business

About How to Start a Grant Writing Business

How to Start a Grant Writing Business

Want to start a grant writing business? Our startup guide will provide you with a clear roadmap to success. Available with or without our award-winning business plan software, the Grant Writing Business Startup Guide will put you on the fast track to small business success!

Thanks to funders like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, grant writing is a growing industry and a vital service needed by nonprofit organizations. Order this guide and learn how to use your existing talents to get started as a grant writer—earning not only big profits but the priceless satisfaction that comes from helping laudable causes find funding.

Grant writing is a craft that can be cultivated and mastered, and we show you how. You learn the main elements of a grant proposal, how to identify a need and propose a solution for foundations, where to look for grant funders, and what tactics to use to approach them.

Learn everything you need to know to get started in this lucrative industry with step-by-step guidelines, including:

  • Who needs grants
  • Types of funders
  • Finding grants
  • Understanding a funders’ guidelines
  • A to Z of the grant proposal
  • Effective grant-writing techniques
  • How to confidently run your business

If you enjoy delving into research, have great writing and speaking skills, and can passionately communicate the missions of organizations you believe in, you could have a bright future as the owner of a grant writing business. This guide gives you a one-of-a-kind grant-writing toolkit and shows you how to use it to win funding.

Whether you’d like to write full or part time, this guide’s top-to-bottom look at the field ensures you start like a seasoned pro.

Excerpt from this guide

Skilled grant writers are one of the most in-demand professionals today. They work as independent contractors, full- or part-time development officers, and freelancers. Prompted by the increasing demand to find new sources of funding, nonprofit agencies are always looking for help to identify these sources and take on grant-writing projects. Virtually every nonprofit needs a skilled grant writer, and there are hundreds of thousands of nonprofits currently in operation in the United States alone. Internationally, there are many more. This is a great time to start your own grant-writing business or to become a freelance grant writer.