At Governmental Grant Professionals, we focus on working with organizations to develop winning federal grant proposals, and collaborate with others to build successful comprehensive fundraising strategies. In addition to proposal development, we also provide support with grants management and program evaluation. We design program evaluation metrics that are tailored to each type of program and allow organizations to measure progress and success.

Our Services Include:

  • Readiness Assessment and Identification - Federal grants are challenging to most organizations. Daily we receive calls from organizations who want to pursue large, complex RFAs. Most are not prepared for federal grants. Let us work with you to assess your readiness and identify potential funding sources for you!

  • Proposal Preparation - Let us guide you through the process! We will support you to design the most responsive and competitive program possible. Our job is to synthesize the materials and present the grants narrative in a way that allows reviewers to award you the most points, making your proposal highly competitive.

  • Grant Management Services - In today's funding climate, organizations call ill afford to be on the "naughty list" with federal funders. We will work with you to design a management program that ensures effective monitoring of spending, reporting and other communications with funders. We will also help you manage consortia and/or collaborations that can be trying to even the most seasoned grants manager!

  • Program Evaluation Services - Funders today are focused on measuring impact. Let us help your organization design an evaluation strategy that allows you to effectively measure outcomes and articulate success to your funders.

  • Speaking Engagements and Workshops - Is your organization or group interested in learning more about the federal grants process? If so, contact us! Karen is regularly invited to speak with groups and at conferences. See our Speaking/Training page for more information.


At Governmental Grant Professionals, we generally work on a flat fee basis. Our bids are based on a number of factors including the complexity of the application, time remaining until the deadline, and your needs. We work collaboratively with you and believe that it is essential that you work with us constantly throughout the process to develop the best product. Examples of our fee structures are provided below:

  • Retainer Agreements: Flat fee, based on number of proposals desired; typically range from $15,000 to $60,000 or more annually

  • Foundation Proposals: average about $2,000 to $ 3,000 (multi-proposal contract required). Please note that we generally only offer this service to existing clients with whom we have a relationship.

  • Government Proposals: range from $3,500 to more than $25,000, depending on the size of the proposal, number of partners, time to deadline and many other factors

  • Research Reports: $3,000-$15,000 or more depending on complexity

  • Speaking Engagements:$2,000/day plus expenses

  • Program Evaluations: from $3,000 to $20,000 or more, depending on complexity. We will never base our bid on a percentage of the award. Instead, it will always be based on the designed evaluation process and required deliverables

We provide these fee ranges as examples. Each situation is different. We will always provide you with a bid that is tailored to your specific circumstance.

Percentage-Based or Contingency Fee Compensation

Governmental Grants Professionals follows the ethical standards of the Grant Professionals Association and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. No matter your understanding or argument, we never work on a commission or contingency fee basis (payment only if the grant is funded). We provide professional services with the expectation that we are paid in accordance with our working agreement with you upon completion of the project. We also do not build our fee into most grants (several laws and regulations generally prohibit this, in most cases).

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