The concept of commission-based payment for grant writing is a highly debated concept among grant writers. Typically, commission-based payments are based on a percentage of the awarded amount. One of the problems with this type of approach is that grant writing is not typically an allowed expense for most granting agencies (e.g., the federal government). Thus, if you cannot use grant funds to pay the commission where does that funding come from? In addition, commission-based payments can lead to “grant writing mills”. Grant writing companies may attempt to improve their chances of securing a commissioned based grant by writing dozens of the same grant for various customers. In this scenario, where the grant you are submitting is nearly identical to a dozen others, what competitive advantages do you have? Finally, commission-based funding, at least from Seriation University’s perspective, can significantly reduce “Executive Sponsorship” of the project. If you pay nothing for something how committed to the project are you? Thus, with commission-based grants, you find that once the grant money is awarded many Executives are unsupportive of the grant program. Conversely, if the Executive of the agency is willing pay for the service they are much more likely to supportive of the grant program if it is awarded. Further, Seriation University offers a grant writing GUARANTEE so that if the grant is not awarded in the first year Seriation University will update the grant for up to two years for FREE.
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