Consulting offers a number of contractual services that are charged at various rates depending on
the type of service, the scope of work involved, and the estimated amount of time required to complete the project.
We fully understand the limited funds most non-profit organizations have available for hiring outside consultants,
so we adjust our fees and support services to each organization's particular need and budget. Contractual services
can be charged at an hourly fee ranging between $10 and $125. Contractual services can also be charged by the project,
with payment made upon completion of the project.
Examples of some of the contractual services offered by Advantage Consulting
- grant writing
- proposal reviews and submissions
- funding research
- development and management of capital campaigns
and fundraising appeals
- training volunteer fund raisers
- program development projects including drafting work
plans and developing social marketing campaigns
- conducting program evaluations and performance measurement
- drafting human resources policies, employee handbooks,
and volunteer management guidelines
- drafting policy handbooks and manuals for board
- training for board of directors
- facilitating board of directors retreats
- facilitating strategic planning sessions
- drafting strategic plans and sustainability plans
- workshops and training in grant writing and fundraising
- workshops, seminars and exercises in leadership development,
team building, diversity training, and life skills training
- organization development projects for new non-profit organizations including
incorporation, drafting by-laws, writing a mission statement, developing a board of directors, and acquiring tax-exempt status
There are two options for payment
OPTION A: Retainer
this option, both parties determine a set number of hours and hourly fee for the duration of the contract: for example,
a minimum of 30 hours per month @ $25.00 per hour. Under this example, Advantage Consulting Services guarantees
to provide 30 hours of work each month towards completing the projects outlined in the contract. There are several advantages
to this payment option: 1) it allows for flexibility as needed; 2) a flat fee is paid for all services, avoiding fluctuation
in charges from month to month; 3) if Advantage Consulting staff exceed the minimum number of hours in a given month,
there is no additional charge to your organization; 4) it allows your organization to control the amount of hours and hourly
rate to fit your budget; 5) it allows for the option of Advantage Consulting staff to be placed directly on your
organization’s payroll (Several of my clients choose to make me a part-time or temporary employee. Under this
option, appropriate tax withholdings apply and I am paid on the same timeline as all other employees).
OPTION B: Payment by Project
Under this option, a set fee is paid for each project, with payment received upon completion of the project.
The scope of work, estimated time and level of skill required to complete the project will be considered in setting the fee
for the services provided. For example, grant writing would be charged at a higher rate than research or database development.
And because many of the projects will have ongoing timelines (that is they will require follow up after completion) that time
will also be included in determining the fee scale.
Under both options, Advantage Consulting
Services may submit other expenses for reimbursement, including costs for materials, printing, postage, long distance
telephone charges and travel expenses.
For more information about contractual services
and fees, please contact Advantage Consulting Services. We are willing to adjust our fees to fit your organization's