Frequently Asked Questions
Who do you normally work with?
The vast majority of River City Grant Writings' clients are non-profit organizations. For-profit companies can benefit from strategic planning services and limited grant opportunities. No matter the type of organization you are affiliated with, River City Grant Writing only works with organizations that do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, religious affiliation, or disability status.
What area do you serve?
Being based in West Michigan, the majority of River City Grant Writings' contacts and networks are also here. Currently, clients are located in Allegan, Barry, Kalamazoo, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, and Ottawa Counties. At this time, River City Grant Writing only serves organizations that work domestically. New opportunities are always welcome, so please reach out if you don't meet the above parameters.
How do I know that River City Grant Writing is the right consulting agency for me?
The most success comes to organizations looking to establish a long-term relationship to grow their organization. By becoming a client of River City Grant Writing, you become a part of a limited number of clients. This ensures you receive the dedication it takes to understand the inner workings of your mission and operations. To fully reap the benefits of a consulting relationship, the organization must be willing to dedicate the time to see short and long-term strategies implemented.
How do you make money?
As a consultant with a successful track record, River City Grant Writing charges an hourly rate of $60. With that in mind, every organization has a different budget. Working with a grant writing consultant is an investment, and the typical return is a net revenue increase of $15,000-$25,000 the first year and even more the following years. Some clients prefer to give free rein, and others set a monthly, quarterly, or yearly budget. To be most effective, It is recommended to establish an annual budget of $7,200 to start.
Where are you located?
I work out of my home office in Middleville (a town 20 minutes south of Grand Rapids.) I enjoy traveling to see my clients periodically, but the majority of communication is through email, phone calls, and Zoom meetings.