Why Hire Whitlock Writings

According to the The State of Grantseeking (Spring 2012), staff and grant writing consultants lead to greater success in getting grant proposals funded. Reliance upon volunteers and board members for grant writing was the least effective staffing approach. 90% of those relying on volunteers and board members received two or fewer awards, and 55% received no awards.


Organizations without staff or consultant grant writers were more likely to struggle with the mechanics of grantseeking (for example, challenges of time, research, writing, relationship building, and management of grants), whereas the challenges faced by staffed organizations were more likely to be big picture issues such as economic conditions and reduced funding.


The benefits of using Whitlock Writings include:
  • 20+ years of successful writing experience
  • Expertise in healthcare and education
  • One of the first in the nation to earn Grant Professional Certification (GPC)
  • Successfully written three (3) Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Proposals
  • Abide by the Grant Professionals Association Code of Ethics
  • No overhead costs
  • Minimal travel and/or time required
  • Able to fully develop programs that fit your organization’s needs and culture
  • Extensive background and experience working with Federal, State and local Government, education, non-profits and healthcare
  • Detailed invoicing so you know exactly what you’re receiving
  • Ability to quickly determine your organization's eligibility to apply, which will ultimately save you money

 

As you conduct your search, please consider proposals submitted by grant writers who have earned the credentials of Certified Grant Professionals through the Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI). GPCI sets the standard internationally and has developed a framework of best practices for certified grant professionals. GPC credentialing validates knowledge of and competency in the grants profession through education, experience, professional development, community involvement, and a psychometrically sound evaluation instrument (GPA 2011).