FAQ’s

MAKING YOUR MISSION A REALITY, ONE GRANT AT A TIME.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Why should I hire Ascend NBS RATHER THAN a full time grant writer ?

A:  Ascend NBS is a grant writing firm, we have four grant writers available to work toward your grant fundraising goals. Having multiple grant writers means someone is almost always available to write your grant, we are more efficient and thorough, and we have more flexibility in our schedule. 

Q: what types of grants do you specialize in?

A: We specialize in grants to foundations, corporations, and government agencies.

Q: What types of organizations do you work with?

A: We work with small, mid-size and large nonprofits, small businesses looking to secure government funding, ministries and schools (K-12 and higher education) who need to increase their organizational capacity and grow their programs by securing grants as part of their overall fundraising strategy.

Q: WHAT TYPE OF CLIENT DO YOU WORK BEST WITH?

A: Our ideal client is an individual or organization who is ready, willing and recognizes the need to outsource any and all aspects of grant writing, from research through submission.

Q: When is the appropriate time to bring ASCEND NBS onto the team?

A: We can help organizations at any stage, young or seasonably established. It’s appropriate to bring in our expertise whenever you recognize you need our help and services. 

Q: How much do you charge to write a grant?


A: Prices vary depending on the complexity of the project. Please contact me at
arlene.siller@ascendnbs.com to discuss your organization’s needs.

Q: Can we work together even if we are not located in the same city?

A: Yes! We work remotely with all of our clients.

Q: When are you available?

A: I am typically available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST (US) Monday through Friday. I am happy to make alternate communication arrangements, but ask that you request those arrangements in advance.

Q: WHAT IS YOUR POLICY ON CONFIDENTIALITY?

A: We do not discuss the specifics of your grants or any information contained therein to anyone outside of your organization or those without your express written approval. 

Q: WHAT SERVICES DO YOU PROVIDE?

A: Grant Writing, Grant Research, Grant Evaluation, Collaborative Development, Grant Training & Strategic Planning.
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Q: Can you guarantee success in procuring us grant funds?

A: We promise to write the best grant possible in support of an award but make no guarantees. A successful grant application requires not only a well-written proposal, but other factors that are outside of our control such as an agency’s capability, solvency, financials, and qualifications. 

Q: How long have you been writing grants and evaluating programs?

A: Arlene Siller has been writing grants for 25 years and our team has grant writing experience from 1-5 years, all team members have been trained under Arlene.

Q: do you work with FOR PROFIT businesses?

A: Yes, we work with for profit organizations or for individuals who are interested in securing grants to advance their technology or apply for city, state or federal funds.

If you have additional questions, contact us to schedule a call.