Dear LaVern and the Lyons community,
I noticed in your “About Town” column in the Lyons Recorder of May 5, you wrote, after commenting on the grant writing workshop, that “now what we need are people with time on their hands, who will write a grant on a
commission basis.” As a professional grantwriter (and as the volunteer facilitator of the two training sessions recently held in Lyons), I feel that I must make you, and Lyons readers, aware that in accordance with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice as set forth by the American Association of Grant Professionals (AAGP), grantwriters DO NOT work on a contingency or commission basis.
I know that the Lyons Chamber has high hopes that these workshops and access to the online database will motivate people to write and submit grant proposals. I hope so, too. But I don’t want people thinking that they can write grants on a commission basis; this simply is not true.
Many thanks for all you do,