Grant Coordinators and Writers


Overview

Introduction

Grant coordinators manage all grant-funded programs for nonprofit organizations. Grant writers create proposals to potential funders. In smaller organizations, both jobs may be handled by the same person. Both grant coordinators and grant writers may work for schools, local governments, social service agencies, and other organizations to oversee all aspects of grant funding. The Association of Fundraising Professionals reports that it has more than 30,000 members employed at a variety of nonprofit organizations, including t...

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Median Salary

$72,463

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Previous experience in entry-level fund-raising positions is requ


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Skills

Organizational


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Personality Traits

Creative

Earnings

Grant writers earned median annual salaries of $70,606 in January 2020, according to Salary.com. Those just starting out in the field earned less than $63,271, while the most experienced workers earned more than $79,318.

Median annual earnings for grant managers were $72,463 in January 2020, according to Salary.com. Salaries ranged from less than $6...

Work Environment

Grant coordinators work primarily in comfortable office environments. Some nonprofit agencies have cramped or inadequate facilities, while others may be quite luxurious. The grant coordinator usually works during regular office hours unless a deadline must be met. When grant coordinators approach the deadlines for submitting grant proposals, overtime work, including nights or weekends, may be r...

Outlook

The employment outlook for grant coordinators and writers is good. Overall charitable giving has slowly increased over the last several years, but hundreds of agencies are applying for the same grants—which has resulted in strong competition for funding. A top grant coordinator or writer can make the difference between the organization that gets the funding and the one that does not. A grant co...

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