Grant Consulting Services

Get grant ready.
Discover high-potential funding prospects.
Submit winning grant proposals.
Build sustainable fundraising capacity.

Grant Writing and Consulting Services for Every Budget

Essentials Package

Position your organization to succeed with grant fundraising. 

  • Grant readiness assessment.
  • Comprehensive grant prospect research.
  • 12-month grants calendar.

Best Value Package

Get COMO Solutions’ most sought-after services in one package!
 

  • Optimize your programs for impact and fundraising success.
  • Grant readiness and prospect research.
  • Two master grant proposals and budgets.

Professional Package

Equip your team for long-term fundraising success.
 

  • Everything in our Best Value Bundle, including two master grant proposals.
  • Two custom grant training workshops.
  • Review and editing of five additional foundation grant proposals.

Get to Know Our Grant Service Offerings

Comprehensive and customized grant consultant services for nonprofit organizations at every stage of growth.

Essentials Package

Grant Readiness and Research:
Essentials Package

Before your nonprofit can start bringing in grant dollars, you need to be “grant ready” – meaning you have the required legal, financial, and operational materials and systems to receive grant funding.

COMO Solutions will be your partner on your grant readiness journey.

Grant Readiness Tune-Up: We’ll conduct a 40-point comprehensive grant readiness assessment of your nonprofit to identify strengths, gaps, and areas for improvement. Using industry standards, we’ll guide you in compiling, revising, and preparing the grant-related documents most requested by funders. With these tools in place, you’ll be ready to level up your fundraising strategy.

Grant Prospect Research: Using proprietary research software, we’ll identify mission-aligned grant prospects and best-fit grant opportunities so you can create compelling, laser-focused grant proposals. We’ll deliver 8-12 well-matched prospects, detailed prospect profiles, and a 12-month grants calendar.

Get ready to launch your grant fundraising strategy!

Only need grant readiness or prospect research? We also offer standalone services!

Grant Readiness Tune-up
$3,000
Grant Prospect Research
$2,000

Best Value Package

Grant Fundraising: Best Value Package

Transform your team into successful, self-sufficient grant seekers!

This 12-month service will take your nonprofit’s grant fundraising from confused to empowered. You’ll emerge with stronger programs, a solid grant funding pipeline, customized tools and templates, and two compelling Master Grant Applications that can be used for multiple funders as well as for website copy, social media, annual appeals, and more!

Program Optimization and Design:

We’ll optimize your top-priority program so that funders are eager to get on board. This includes an assessment of community needs, a comprehensive logic model, team alignment, evaluation planning, and more. Learn about our program design and optimization services.

Grant Essentials Package:

Get your organization grant ready, with a full assessment plus prospect research and a 12-month grants calendar. Our detailed prospect profiles give you expert funding insights and easy access to materials used by grant research pros.

Grant Proposal Review:

We’ll evaluate up to four previously submitted grant requests and provide coaching and tips for improvement.

Grant Proposal Writing:

Our most requested service, we’ll write two Master Grant Application templates for your organization. With one proposal for general support and one for program support, you’ll be ready to answer the most common questions funders ask. Plus, you’ll have expertly crafted content on hand and ready to use for additional grant proposals, website copy, social media, and fundraising letters.

Grant Budgets:

To complement your polished grant proposals and make grant submission a breeze, we’ll create two Master Budget Templates with itemized revenue and expenditures.

Professional Package

Grant Sustainability: Professional Package

Imagine feeling confident in every single grant you submit. That’s the power of our Professional Grant Package.

Our Professional Package combines all our program design, grant consulting, and grant training services into one powerful package. Through customized small group training we’ll equip your staff, board, and/or volunteers to prepare and submit competitive grant applications without having to continually rely on external support.

In addition to all of the services in our Best Value package, you’ll receive:

Grants Training and Coaching: We’ll facilitate two custom-designed grants training workshops for your team and provide up to five post-workshop coaching sessions.

Grant Editing: Once you’re ready to start submitting grant proposals using your new Master Grant Application templates, we’ll review and edit up to five new foundation proposals prior to submission.

After this 12-month program, you’ll walk away with:

Two Master Grant Application proposals and budgets.

Up to 12 well-matched grant prospects and a 12-month grants calendar.

One optimized priority program that is positioned to succeed, both in impact and fundraising, and includes a logic model, clear outcomes, and actionable evaluation plans.

Confidence in your team’s ability to submit top-notch grant proposals going forward.

Grant Consultation: Pick Our Brains!

Have some fundraising questions and just want to talk them through with an expert grants consultant?

Book your appointment now and pick our brains!

Only $250 for a one-hour session.

Grant Writing and Consulting FAQs

What if I only want you to conduct grant research or write a grant proposal?

We are often asked why we can’t just “do some research” or “write a grant.” While COMO Solutions offers standalone prospect research and grant proposal writing, these services are limited to nonprofits with strong program designs. The efficiency and effectiveness of funder research and the competitiveness of a grant proposal hinge on the strength of program design. If COMO Solutions shortcuts program design, we deny organizations the opportunity to develop thriving and sustainable grant fundraising programs. 

Can you write grants on commission?

No, writing grants on commission goes against industry ethics, best practices, and codes of conduct (Grant Professionals Association, Association of Fundraising Professionals), and is against IRS OMB Super-Circular policies.

Can you write grants pro bono?

No, COMO Solutions’ grant writing services are highly specialized and time-intensive. We are unable to offer pro bono services.

Do you submit grants on behalf of your clients?

No, we don’t submit grants on behalf of our clients. Instead, we schedule our process to ensure draft revisions and customized proposals are delivered well before deadlines. This affords nonprofits the time to prepare necessary documents and submit grant applications themselves.

Can you guarantee funding?

We never guarantee funding because that is out of our control. While a strong grant proposal is essential, many other factors can influence grant award decisions. For example, a funder may shift priorities, revise grantmaking budgets, or otherwise adjust grantmaking strategies. Certain foundations may choose not to award grant applications the first three times (on average) a nonprofit applies. Many grantors consider their awards to be an “investment” and want to ensure recipients have a strong track record and a future ahead.