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									                                     Grant Writers
Hire a Grant Writer or Do-It-Yourself?

One of the first decisions you need to make is whether to write your proposal entirely on your
own, or to seek outside assistance.

Some questions to consider are:

      Do I have the time to write the grant application?
      Do I have the grant writing experience necessary to write a successful grant?
      Am I a detail-oriented person who can write a complete grant application?

If the answer is “no” to any of these questions, you may want to consider hiring a professional
grant writer to work with you on completing the grant application on time.

What to Consider When Hiring a Grant Writer:

      Ask for a resume that includes a description of their past grant writing work.
      Ask for and check their references.
      Ask if they have experience working on the type of project you are considering. If they
       do, have those projects have been successful? If not, why not?
      Ask how many other projects they are working on while working on yours (do they have
       the time to spend on your project?)
      Ask if they have worked with agricultural or rural businesses before.

A list of Grant Writing Consultants

The following people have expressed interest in providing assistance with VAPG proposals. The
AIC and our partners do not “endorse” these writers. It is the responsibility of the VAPG
applicants to screen any consultants they may hire. We must emphasize that successful grant
applications typically require significant involvement from the applicant.

Barber, Rick          Minneapolis, MN        rbarber(AT)mn.rr.com              952-546-5326

Birmingham,
                      Mineral Point, WI      deirdreb(AT)mindspring.com        608-967-2362
Deirdre

Brusoe, Diane         Madison, WI            dianebrusoe(AT)tds.net            608-256-1213
Buckta, Brian      La Farge, WI        bbucktaATmwt.net             608-625-6372

Call, Leah         Westby, WI          lcall(AT)mwt.net             608-634-4261

Davis, Linda       Belleville, WI      davelind(AT)chorus.net       608-832-8003

Edberg, Kevin      Minneapolis/Madison kedberg(AT)aol.com           651-265-3678

Gustafson, Marty   Madison, WI         gustafsonm(AT)orbitec.com    608-229-2787

Rose, Kellye       Burnsville, MN      kellye(AT)roseconserve.com   866-357-4315

Stockinger, Joan   St. Paul, MN        jstockinger(AT)cdsus.coop    651-209-8849

Ward, Deb          Winona, MN          debor21727(AT)aol.com        507-454-2712

Youngquist, John   Verona, WI          jayoungquist(AT)msn.co       608-831-1970

								
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