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Expert Guidance Tailored to Your Specific Needs—When you Need It


Our consultants are The Grantsmanship Center trainers and advisors with decades of experience and proven skills. Learn more about them here. We provide consulting services for:

  • Grantseekers who want to develop the specific professional competencies that get programs funded.
  • Grant managers who need to establish policies and procedures to manage grant funds.
  • Grantmakers who want to elicit stronger proposals and gain new tools for achieving their mission.


For more information, call or email Barbara Floersch, Chief of Training & Curriculum at (800) 421-9512 or to discuss your specific needs and how we can help you achieve your goals.


For Grant Proposal Writers and Administrators


Polish the skills you need to get programs funded with The Grantsmanship Center Consulting. We offer services in the following areas:

  • Funding research – We’ll help you plan and implement a research approach that will identify the funders most likely to support your organization’s work.
  • Program planning – We’ll show you how to identify community needs and plan programs to address them.
  • Application review– We’ll help you interpret application guidelines so you can prepare a compelling proposal (we won’t write the proposal for you).
  • Proposal review – When you want a professional review of a proposal, we’ll provide written comments and suggestions. We’ll study any application guidelines to make sure our advice is on track.
  • Coaching for grant professionals – We’ll answer questions, suggest resources, provide professional advice and supervision by phone or webinar, review proposals, and/or recommend avenues for continued professional development.
  • Organizational capacity building – We can guide your organization’s board and executive staff through a self-assessment of strengths and weaknesses in current management systems. The assessment results can provide a strong basis for policy and procedure changes or requests for capacity-building and infrastructure grants.
  • Fund development strategies – We can help you establish an organizational fund development plan; and provide feedback and guidance as you work to increase revenues beyond grant funding.
  • Specialized services – If you don’t see what you need here, give us a call.


Cost for Consulting

The Grantsmanship Center's standard consulting fee ranges from $200 to $300 per hour. Active Members receive a 10% discount; all of our alumni recieve a 5% discount.

We work with you to develop a plan to meet your organization’s needs, then prepare a Scope of Work that includes a cost estimate.


Cost for Proposal Reviews

We provide written comments and suggestions to strengthen your proposal. For additional proposal review services, such as telephone consultation, we charge the hourly consulting fees shown above.


Type of Proposal Number of Pages Standard Fee Fee for alumni fee for members


10 or fewer $400 $370 -0-


11 to 15 $800 $740 $490


more than 15

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more than 20

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Type of Proposal Standard Fee Fee for Alumni Fee for Members
10 or less pages
$400 $370 $0
11 to 15 pages
$800 $740 $490
more than 15 pages
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10 or less pages
$600 $555 $0
11 to 15 pages
$1,400 $1,295 $1,045
16 to 20 pages
$2,000 $1,850 $1,600
more than 20 pages
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Alumni enrolled in The Grantsmanship Center’s Membership Program receive proposal review benefits. The benefits of various membership types are spelled out in this chart.


For Grant Managers

Solid grant management is essential to maintaining good relations with funders, accomplishing program outcomes, and keeping your organization out of trouble. Contact us to discuss your grant management consulting needs: (800) 421-9512 or


For Grantmakers

Our consultants bring decades of experience from both sides of philanthropy. We can review application guidelines and suggest changes to generate responses that are well aligned with your priorities. Alternatively, we can also help establish or revise processes for proposal review and suggest workable systems for providing applicants with helpful feedback.

Consulting sessions can be private, one on one, in person, or remote. With 45 years of expertise in the field we confidently advise in the above areas and may be able to give advisement on other topics.


The cost of The Grantsmanship Center Consulting to grantmakers depends upon the project’s complexity and duration. We’ll work with you to plan the project and establish a budget.