We develop custom contracts to meet the needs of each organization served. Their format, timeline and deliverables are based on the requested scope of work, deadlines, client’s budget to pay for services, and the availability of all parties.
Contract Types and Project Examples
An hourly rate contract works well for smaller projects.
A cap on hours is included to protect all parties.
Writing letters of inquiry, small and medium grants. Reviewing documents. Researching funding partners and making recommendations for grant leads to pursue.
Flat fee contracts for large projects.
These include a cap on hours, rush rate provisions, and overage rates for additional time that may be necessary to complete the scope of work.
Includes medium to large grants, federal and state grants, assessments, strategic planning, financial analysis and budgeting.
Retainer contracts work well for ongoing development consulting and grant fundraising.
These are best for clients with whom we’ve established a good working relationship.
May include writing multiple grant proposals, grant pipeline development, award management, campaign development and implementation.
May include policies updated or analyzed, wage comparability studies, training workshops
Requirements for all contracts
There is a $500 minimum on any contract for services (~5.5 hours of services provided and paid for).
All types of consulting services are billed at the same rate in 15-minute increments (.25 hrs).
Regular communication and good engagement is required from all key parties for successful outcomes.
The following clauses are in all contracts, though we hope to avoid using them:
20% penalty fee for clients ending contracts early (before ~85% is paid for) without extraordinary cause.
Fees apply if clients breach the contract, extend the timeline, and/or cancel meetings without notice ($75-250).