Nonprofit Pricing

Every nonprofit I work with has unique needs, and I am happy to create a custom package that best fits the goals of your organization. The below prices offers a sneak peek at common ranges for these types of projects. Prices are subject to change based on your needs, and the best way to understand the cost of your goals is to ask for a custom quote.


Case for Support

Give large donors a reason to connect with your cause. This key document is essential to a focused nonprofit fundraising strategy. The content we create together during this project can be re-used on your website & blog, in brochures, for direct mailing & e-mail marketing campaigns … the possibilities are endless!

Timeline & Deliverables: The average Case for Support project takes about 2-3 months. Depending on your organization’s goals, I will cater the content of the case to meet specific objectives. Send me an e-mail to learn more, and check out my portfolio for examples of the finished product.

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The average Case for Support project totals $3,000. This price is dependent upon existing content & final deliverable needs. Please contact me for a custom quote.

Find more info about creating & using a Case for Support here.


Grant Research

Finding funding sources: Not having a team member dedicated to finding ongoing grant opportunities means missing out on opportunities. I’m happy to conduct ongoing grant research on your nonprofit’s behalf.

Timeline & Deliverables: This project typically involves monthly research and reports on our findings. This process is a good way to lay the foundation for grant writing later on.  Send me an e-mail to learn more.

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There is a $250 startup fee for setting up goals and tracking systems for your grant research strategy. As a nonprofit, you’ll have access to all of the documents I use in house. Monthly research packages vary more widely, because it really depends how many hours you’d like me to dedicate to the research, and whether we’re looking for various different types of grants or seeking funding for one section of your nonprofit (think: special project vs. capital funding). As a starting point, a $300/month stipend will help us gain traction.


Grant Writing

Precise, persuasive writing for winning applications: We’ll devise a plan for combining persuasive and informational writing to create an application set up to secure your grant. Grant funding is a great way to supplement nonprofit fundraising, and effective story-telling skills improve success rates for grant monies awarded.

Timeline & Deliverables: Timeline for this project is dependent upon grant deadlines, and deliverables are dependent upon funder requirements — but the end goal is certainly a winning grant application!  Send me an e-mail to learn more.

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My grant project rates are dependent upon the amount of grant research involved, as well as length of grant, with a minimum $500 investment. If we are working together on a Case for Support, this price is bundled with that project as much of the writing legwork is completed during that project. Send me an e-mail to learn more.


Story-Telling

Showing your impact through emotional stories: Whether considering fundraising strategies, growing programming or boosting awareness about who you are, you’ll need to start with stories that connect with readers.

Timeline & Deliverables: Stories are the perfect tool for building relationships with your donors. I conduct interviews with various people impacted by your organization, and those notes are available upon request for using quotes in other materials. Final stories are submitted via word doc files, and story length is dependent upon the end use of the content, but often ranges from 500 to 800 words.

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My story-telling project rates are customized after learning specific project details, with a minimum $300 investment. If we are working together on a Case for Support, this price is bundled with that project as much of the writing legwork is completed during that project. Send me an e-mail to learn more.


Appeal Letters

Persuade donors to give for any campaign: I fuse professional writing and journalism skills with marketing experience to drive your cause home through showcasing the human element of your organization, while compelling donors to give through effective calls-to-action.

Timeline & Deliverables: We should connect about your appeal letter project at least 2 months before your send date, though more time is always better and we can certainly discuss rush projects in a pinch. I’ll want to understand your campaign goals and specific audience to create the right messaging and calls-to-action. I can provide a word document, or very basic design for postcards.

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My appeal project rates are customized after learning specific project details, with a minimum $300 investment. If we are working together on a Case for Support, this price is bundled with that project as much of the writing legwork is completed during that project. Send me an e-mail to learn more.


Empower your organization through persuasive story telling and professional writing focused on nonprofit fundraising results. I am happy to offer the below writing services to your organization. If you have a specific writing project other than what you see below, contact me at hello@lyssaschmidt.com for a custom consult.