Best PracticesThe Grant Doctors 365

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Before you go after a grant, you need to have a well-developed idea (or a plan) for what you want to accomplish and how you’re going to do it—especially if you’re hiring a consultant to help prepare the application. If you start from a blank sheet of paper and group brainstorming, you’ll rack up a lot of program development consulting fees. Most consultants won’t work on a flat-rate basis if a significant amount of program design is required. A little bit is okay, but it’s on your team to create a solid foundation on which the grants consultant can build your proposal.