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Devon R.
$42/hr
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  • Content Writing
  • Writing
  • English
  • Project Planning
  • Business Development
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Letter Writing
  • Proposal Writing
  • Castilian Spanish
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • International Development

I have written thousands of proposals, grants, and investor-focused business plans for 300+ organizations over a 17-year career in development. An American living abroad in South America, I love to write and work for positive social change all over the globe. I have an MA in Environment and Natural Resources and International Studies as well as BAs in English and Political Science, am academically published, and have diverse experience in dozens of different fields. My favorite projects are holistic by design, cross-cutting in innovative ways to achieve sustainability across multi-disciplinary fields. My specialties are in climate...

Daniel M.
$30/hr
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  • WordPress
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  • Researcher
  • Editor
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Grant Research & Prospect List
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Application

Let me look for your funds, help you plan your programs, and keep your organization on track and meeting goals. I am a professional fundraising consultant, specializing in International Development. My background is in Journalism, but moved into grant writing to further my passion for working in development and with non-profits. I hold a degree in Communications from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, as well as a Diploma in Journalism and a Grant Writing Certificate. My writing is clear, concise, direct and readable, leaving funders persuaded, motivated or moved to action. I can understand complex topics quickly and easily, then...

Dara G.
$150/hr
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  • Grant Evaluation Plan
  • Grant Writing Consultation
  • Grant Documentation
  • Content Writing
  • Grant Research & Prospect List
  • Grant Application
  • Grant Objectives & Methodology
  • General Operating Grant
  • Prospect List
  • Fundraising
  • Capacity Building Grant
  • English
  • Program Grant
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Grant Proposal

As a Top-Rated Plus grant writer, I deliver grant writing expertise to support your nonprofit organization, programs, professionals, and communities. I have raised more than $12 million for: arts, criminal legal reform, culture, economic development, education, environmental/wildlife conservation, health, humanities, LGBTQ+/SGL, people with disabilities, racial justice, social justice, STEM, Veterans, women, workforce development, and youth, as well as COVID-19 CARES/American Rescue Plan funding and general operating support. I am an expert at identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding local, national, and international funders,...

Amanda R.
$100/hr
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  • Academic Writing
  • Article Writing
  • Cover Letter Writing
  • Editor
  • Proposal Writing
  • Report Writing
  • Research Papers
  • Resume Writing
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Social Media Advertising
  • Website Content
  • Web Design
  • Web Development

I provide various writing and editing services to clients worldwide. I am highly skilled and experienced in grant and proposal writing and have written countless proposals for foundation grants and government funding for childcare, youth-based programs, educational programs, international development, Indigenous communities, domestic violence, homelessness, HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, community development, green technologies, food security, graduate scholarships and awards, psychiatric funding, and much more. I have a proven track record in obtaining high-level and multi-year grant funding. I am currently working with several Canadian and...

Mike C.
$60/hr
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  • Grant Application
  • Fundraising
  • Direct Mail
  • Email Copywriting
  • Copy Editing
  • Article Writing
  • Article Curation
  • Researcher
  • Website Copywriting
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Letter of Inquiry

Skilled writer/editor/wordsmith enthusiastic to communicate life-transforming ideas and principles. Also eager to help generate funding for worthy causes through grant writing and direct mail appeals.

Corrina C.
$100/hr
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  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Project Management
  • Technical Writing

I am an established free-lance grant writer and nonprofit consultant. I base my practice on 13 years of leading watershed councils as an executive director and service on a variety of nonprofit boards and grant review teams. My clients range from individual artists to nationwide established nonprofits and come from a variety of disciplines. I have a reputation for efficiency, clarity, and offering the best chance of success for your project. I can help you start a nonprofit, write grants and raise funds, create a strategic plan, and develop your diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. My most frequent deliverables include development of a...

Lisa V.
$65/hr
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  • Scientific Literature Review
  • Project Planning
  • Scientific Research
  • Scientific Writing
  • Project Proposal
  • Grant Application
  • Blog Writing
  • Proofreading
  • Editor
  • Technical Writing
  • Blog Content
  • Grant Research & Prospect List
  • Copywriting
  • Editing & Proofreading

I believe in clear and concise writing. My technical writing experience includes a broad range of grants, project management and process documents, and scientific reports. My grant writing work has resulted in award funding on multiple occasions and has helped earn my employers on the order of single-digit millions in dollars for innovative projects. I am a biologist by training, with a native understanding of the scientific method, literature review, logic, and organization. It’s not all serious, though - I shine brightest when working in a positive and fun team culture.

Jessie W.
$95/hr
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  • Scientific Writing
  • Data Analysis
  • Digital Mapping
  • Data Visualization
  • GIS
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Cartography & Maps
  • Research Reports
  • Environmental Science
  • Grant Application
  • Grant Research & Prospect List
  • Grant Documentation

Specialist in Innovate UK grant applications with a successful track record of winning funding for my clients. I will help make your grant application as good as it can be and boost your chances of success. If you are writing your own application then I can review it and give you specific feedback on how you can improve your score (see my Project Catalog for more information). If you don't know where to start or you just don't have time, then let me take the stress out of writing your grant application. I can take the lead on compiling the grant application and all the associated appendices. I would make it as easy as possible for...

Julie A.
$90/hr
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  • Fundraising
  • Program Management
  • Grant Application
  • Grant Documentation
  • Budget Proposal
  • Prospect List
  • Developmental Editing
  • Report Writing

With over 15 years of fundraising experience, I can provide you with the grant writing and prospect research expertise to help support your nonprofit organization. I have raised more than $8.5M for international and US-based nonprofits focused on healthcare, education/technology, economic development, STEM, and human services as well as youth development and mentoring. I am trilingual in English, French, and Spanish and am happy to provide you with a complimentary consultation to ensure that your project is a good fit!

Stephen U.
$50/hr
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  • Grant Application
  • Research & Strategy
  • Program Management
  • Sustainability
  • Program Evaluation
  • Researcher
  • Market Analysis
  • Editor
  • Business Plan
  • Request for Proposal
  • Project Plans
  • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Proposal Writing
  • Business Proposal Writing

Working as a business consultant with 60+ unique non- and for-profit clients has taught me how to effectively develop and communicate the vision of new startups; this experience directly translates to understanding what aspects of a technical writing piece need to be highlighted to entice new investors. I have started three of my own businesses and have helped many other entrepreneurs explore their ideas and then write strategic business plans, curate donor lists, and prepare comprehensive proposals. I have led the writing of concept notes and grants both independently and with multi-million dollar NGOs; written a global comparative...

Gina W.
$50/hr
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  • Grant Research & Prospect List
  • Grant Documentation
  • Grant Submission
  • Grant Application
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Fundraising

I have been in the nonprofit world for 30 years. I have experience with many different types of organizations, specializing in public lands, human rights & affordable housing. I am an expert in government & private foundation grant writing. I’m passionate about my work & am dedicated to bettering the places and spaces I touch. Resume & references available upon request.

Thomas A.
$55/hr
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  • Editor
  • English Proofreading
  • Content Writing
  • Fundraising
  • Business Proposal Writing

Native English writer and speaker. MA from Harvard University. Superb editor and proofreader. Forceful grant proposals aligned with funding organization priorities. Authoritative, on target grant applications. Clear and compelling business plans. Capable researcher, comfortable with academic and technical writing. 25 years experience managing non-profit organizations. 5 years experience as a fund-raising consultant. My writing samples convey my skill.

Ella B.
$60/hr
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  • Competitive Analysis
  • Proposal Writing
  • Scientific Literature Review

London based, supporting innovative MedTech and Life Science companies with business writing in their fundraising round. Experienced in writing and editing grant applications such as InnovateUK, EUREKA and Horizon 2020. I work with health-tech accelerators in Cambridge and London assisting start-up companies with finding the right grant opportunity and submitting their applications. I write scientific proposals in a simple, concise and coherent way that will be easy for assessors to understand. I also conduct literature screening, competitor analysis and write business plans. MSc in medical sciences and lab managerial experience. Completed...

Bailey S.
$55/hr
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  • Proposal Writing
  • Grant Documentation
  • Grant Application
  • Project Proposal
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Letter of Inquiry
  • Project Budget
  • Budget Proposal
  • Project Management
  • Presentation Design
  • Articulate Presenter
  • Copy Editing
  • Researcher
  • Consultant

Self-driven leader with experience conducting research, writing, and editing for documents and presentations. I am confident working in a variety of settings, having produced grants, prospectuses, interim reports, and more in academic, government, and non-profit environments. Collaboration and engagement with diverse stakeholders are strong-suits of mine, evident in 5 years experience working with interdisciplinary teams. I possess interpersonal and communication skills that allow me to motivate others to achieve a common goal.

Lori T.
$50/hr
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  • Newsletter Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Blog Writing
  • Grant Application
  • Canva
  • Education
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Google Slides
  • Curriculum Development
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Project Planning
  • Content Writing

Experienced non-profit professional looking to take on additional projects. Areas of Expertise: -Grant Writing and Research -Graphic Designer-newsletters, brochures, postcards -Social Media content creator -Database management -Email Marketing - MailChimp specialist Additionally Education-Certified Teacher, Grades 1-6, with Content Writing and Lesson Development Experience. Computer Program Experience: Word, Excel, Pages, Indesign, Illustrator, Google programs, MailChimp, Social Media platforms.

Lang W.
$30/hr
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  • Proposal Writing
  • Cover Letter Writing
  • Newsletter Writing
  • Content Writing
  • Letter of Intent
  • Letter of Inquiry
  • Game Design
  • Grant Application
  • Grant Submission
  • Grant Documentation
  • Grant Research & Prospect List

Hello! I'm a Commissioner in Nevada County CA, a role in which my primary task is to evaluate grant applications from local non profits, allocate dollars, and track program progress with grant recipients. I've been a peer reviewer for grant applications for the CA Dept. of Education, and I'm a board member for a non profit where I volunteer to source funders and write grants. Sourcing and writing grants is something I do for several other non profits as well. In addition, I've had a long career in the tech sector, ending as a senior systems analyst. This experience has culminated in a blend of sharp business acumen and concern for...

Aneel S.
$18/hr
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  • Copy Editing
  • Cover Letter Writing
  • Technical Report
  • Business Proposal
  • Report Writing
  • Technical Writing
  • Grant Research & Prospect List
  • Letter of Intent
  • Business Plan
  • Grant Application
  • Business Writing
  • Grant Documentation
  • Lead Generation
  • Business Proposal Writing
  • Report Writer
  • Proofreading
  • Proposal Writing

I am successfully leading the fundraising efforts for nonprofit and business organizations remotely, by identifying funding opportunities, matching with their priorities, and writing complete grant application proposals. ✅ I have written more than fifteen awarded grant proposals and applications for a charity organization Muslim Hands UK and US business & nonprofit organizations. -------------------------------------------------------- When you are interested in developing a top-notch professional proposal for funding from scratch or project reporting tailored to your needs, message me!...

Jacqueline H.
$45/hr
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  • Medical
  • Technical Writing
  • Scientific Writing
  • Academic Writing
  • Report Writing
  • Journalism Writing
  • AP Style Writing
  • Newsletter Writing
  • SEO Writing
  • Writing

Rocket Scientist Turned Writer. I used to create and manage experiments on the Space Station and the Space Shuttle, and now I create tailored content to help your business. I specialize in health and medical writing. You’ve heard the expression, “It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that….(fill in the blank)”. I disagree! Sometimes it does. I had a great career at NASA/Lockheed Martin (Johnson Space Center in Houston) where I worked in various technical and management roles in the life sciences/astronaut medical research program. I will bring that experience base to you! I am a published journal author and member of the American...

Attaullah K.
$25/hr
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  • Grant Application
  • Request for Proposal
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations
  • Project Planning
  • SEO Writing
  • Corporate Style
  • Business Development
  • Project Proposal
  • RFP Writing
  • Project Management
  • Business Proposal Writing
  • Grant Documentation
  • Proposal Writing
  • Tender Document

I 'm a professional proposal writer over 10 year’s multidisciplinary experience in preparing proposals (Technical and Financial Proposals), Grant Proposal, Research Proposal, Fundraising Proposal, Tender writing, BIDs, Quotations, EOI’s in response to Request for proposal (RFP) & Request for Information (RFI). Proven record of excellence in the field of Proposal/Bid Management and Business Development. Successful winning bids with donors including USAID, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, DFID, UNICEF, various government and private organizations in different sectors. I did a Master's in Business and Information Technology (MBIT). I move...

James H.
$67/hr
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  • Program Management
  • Business Proposal Writing
  • Business Continuity Plan
  • Business Development
  • Price/Quote Negotiation
  • Executive Summary
  • Editor
  • Business Services
  • Business Plan
  • Developmental Editing
  • Request for Proposal
  • Microsoft Word
  • Business Strategy
  • Government Procurement

Proposal Writer, Project Manager and Project Planning Consultancy services including: • Proposal Architect and Writer • GSA Schedule & Small Business Administration Consultation • SBIR, STTR, Horizon 2020 and other grants • Project Management • Business Capture Management • Business Transformation and Planning • Business Growth Strategies and Development • Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability I am a retired experienced Senior Program Manager with over 30 years experience in the Aerospace and Defense Industry looking to help others with their projects. Specializing in program management, technical management and subcontract...

Thomas B.
$100/hr
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  • Ghostwriting
  • Business Writing
  • Research Papers
  • Management Consulting

I have worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 30 years. My career as an independent consultant and grant writer includes all phases of the process: program planning, prospect research, initial query, LOI, proposal drafts and editing, submission of full grants packages, managing relationships with donors. I have helped clients secure funding from Federal and state governments, large and local foundations, corporations, crowdfunding campaigns, individual donors, memberships, merchandise sales and many more. My style is collaborative and collegial. Once I accept an assignment, I work alongside my client. This means lively give-and-take,...

Clarke W.
$65/hr
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  • Ghostwriting
  • Creative Writing
  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Crime
  • Thriller
  • Young Adult
  • Mystery
  • Novel
  • Book Writing
  • Book Editing
  • Creative Direction
  • Ebook Writing
  • Fiction Writing

Published author of three novels. Amazon Bestseller. Published by Alternative Stories Podcast, Gestalt Media, and Otherwords Press. Ghostwriting, rewriting, creative consultation, editing, and screenplay adaptation available! Bachelor of Arts - Psychology Comprehensive Copywriting Academy Grammar Expert - 5+ years of English teaching experience I love clients that want to establish long-term relationships. Let's work together!

Sara S.
$45/hr
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  • Qualitative Research
  • Academic Editing
  • Research Proposals
  • Proposal Writing
  • Translation
  • Business Strategy
  • Content Writing
  • Fundraising
  • Computer Network

Nonprofit Consultant + Grant Writer Data-driven. Creative. Strategic. Empathetic. I build capacity for mission-focused organizations through systems analysis, strategic design, partnership building, and inspiring content. With a background in nonprofit fundraising, communications, and organizational development, I can scale your organization and help you drive results and secure investment. I've designed and implemented multiple fundraising and communications strategies resulting in over $7 million in direct funding for multiple organizations, 3,000+ new supporters, and 50 sustainable partnerships. My high energy, and critical thinking...

Shawna M.
$50/hr
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  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Consultant
  • Government Reporting Compliance
  • Editor
  • Research Proposals
  • Proposal Writing
  • Project Budget
  • Non-Profit
  • Letter of Intent

Hi there, I'm Shawna. I am so excited to share my love of grant writing and nonprofit consulting with you. Most recently, I served as the executive director of a housing and homelessness nonprofit organization, where I researched, wrote, and administered all grants. As a result of this work, I was able to double the organization's annual budget in a little more than a year, from $500k to $1M. Prior to that, I served as the grant manager of a large public housing authority. In this position, I researched, wrote, and administered over a million dollars worth of grants each year, most of which were government HUD grants. I hold a...

Melissa C.
$90/hr
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  • Grant Application
  • Budget Proposal
  • Grant Research & Prospect List
  • Letter of Intent
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Letter of Inquiry
  • Grant Documentation
  • Fundraising
  • Consultant
  • Research & Strategy
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Executive Summary

I have ten years of professional experience in not-for-profit direct client care, management, and fundraising, and along the way, I've raised millions of dollars for my clients. I am an excellent writer, leader, and verbal communicator, with serious attention to detail. I'm most passionate about work that helps women, marginalized communities, animals, and international aid, but I am open to all types of not-for-profit and ethical business grant writing work.

Danielle E.
$40/hr
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  • Proofreading
  • Editor
  • Copy Editing
  • Instructional Design
  • Proposal Writing
  • Business Plan
  • Graphic Design
  • Article Writing
  • English Proofreading
  • Grant Submission
  • Grant Application
  • Cover Letter Writing
  • Educational

Hello, Is my job success score still "low"? I received my first ever (and only) "low" score on April 5, 2021. It was a 3.55 rating for a $160 job. Despite 10+ 5-star ratings since then, Upwork has not increased my rating! If I knew how the algorithm worked, I would fix it. Please scroll through three years' worth of happy clients after and before that one score. I've thought about cheating and paying myself a large amount for a fake job so that I could get the "Top Rated Status" which I held for 2 years prior. But I still haven't done that even though my score has been devastatingly low since April. I'm an honest worker. Let's...

Patricia A M.
$25/hr
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  • Copywriting
  • Copy Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Creative Writing
  • Creative Strategy

Non-profit communications director with 10 years experience writing for digital and print publications. I am an adept editor and can easily take a first draft to a polished finished product. In my current full-time position, I create engaging print and web content to raise the profile of my organization across multiple audiences. I can do the same for you. Available to write or edit digital content, blog posts, non-fiction or fiction articles. I have been also been in the overlapping world of development and fundraising for nearly ten years. To me, fundraising is about fostering connection. Creating a compelling case for support--your...

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How to Hire Grant Writers

What is a grant writer?

As a highly-skilled professional, grant writers have expertise in working through the bureaucratic application process required to secure funding from entities such as religious organizations, universities and the federal government. Grant writers can develop and format proposals to meet the standards required by those offering the grant and ensuring submissions are well received

How do you hire a grant writer?

You can source grant writer talent on Upwork by following these three steps:

  • Write a project description. You’ll want to determine your scope of work and the skills and requirements you are looking for in a grant writer.
  • Post it on Upwork. Once you’ve written a project description, post it to Upwork. Simply follow the prompts to help you input the information you collected to scope out your project.
  • Shortlist and interview grant writers. Once the proposals start coming in, create a shortlist of the professionals you want to interview. 

Of these three steps, your project description is where you will determine your scope of work and the specific type of grant writer you need to complete your project. 

How much does it cost to hire a grant writer?

Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions. Learn about the cost to hire grant writers.

How do you write a grant writer job post?

Your job post is your chance to describe your project scope, budget, and talent needs. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for a contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project.

Job post title

Create a simple title that describes exactly what you’re looking for. The idea is to target the keywords that your ideal candidate is likely to type into a job search bar to find your project. Here are some sample grant writer job post titles:

  • Grant writer needed for early education initiative
  • Need help from nonprofit grant writer to help secure funding
  • 501c3 business needs seasoned grant writer with funding ideas

Project description

An effective grant writer job post should include: 

  • Scope of work: From presentation development to recommended funding solutions, list all the deliverables you’ll need. 
  • Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project. 
  • Background: If you prefer experience with certain types of nonprofits, funding solutions, or geographic locations, mention this here. 
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

Grant writer job responsibilities

Here are some examples of grant writer job responsibilities:

  • Develop and configure proposal concepts
  • Conduct research and incorporate findings into final proposal
  • Meet proposal deadlines and establish priorities and target dates for final submission

Grant writer job requirements and qualifications

Be sure to include any requirements and qualifications you’re looking for in a grant writer. Here are some examples:

  • Experience developing and submitting grant requests to the federal government
  • Track record of securing nonprofit funding from various sources resulting from grant submissions
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