Why we CAN NOT imply, promise, or guarantee that your grant proposal(s) or projects will be funded

  • September 6, 2023

When it comes to grant proposals and projects, there is always a level of uncertainty involved in funding. While it is understandable that individuals and organizations may be seeking assurances or guarantees that their proposals will be funded, it is important to note that your proposal preparation specialist cannot make such guarantees. While a subject matter expert in proposal preparation can certainly help you draft the most competitive proposal possible, ultimately, the decision is made by the reviewers alone.

Proposal preparation service providers and financial advisors are two professions that may seem similar but have distinct differences in their roles and responsibilities. A proposal preparation SME is a professional who specializes in writing grant proposals for individuals and organizations seeking funding for specific projects or programs.

Their primary responsibility is to research and identify potential funding sources, write compelling and persuasive proposals, and submit them to the appropriate funding agencies or organizations. Proposal writers also work closely with their clients to gather information and develop a clear understanding of their goals, objectives, and budget requirements.

On the other hand, a financial advisor is a professional who provides personalized financial advice and guidance to individuals and organizations. They help clients manage their finances, make informed investment decisions, and plan for the future. Financial advisors work with their clients to develop financial plans that align with their specific goals and risk tolerance, and they provide ongoing support and advice to help clients navigate changes in the market and their personal circumstances.

While there may be some overlap between the roles of a grant SME and a financial advisor, it is important to recognize that they are distinct professions with different areas of expertise. Grant SMEs focus on securing funding for specific projects or programs, while financial advisors provide broader financial planning and investment advice. It is important to seek out the services of the appropriate professional depending on your specific needs and goals.

As a service provider, we must stress that we are not financial advisors, and the information we provide is for informational purposes only. We cannot provide personal financial advice or make promises about funding for specific proposals or projects.

Furthermore, it is important to remember that there is always inherent risk involved when making financial decisions. While we strive to provide accurate and helpful information, ultimately, the decisions made are the responsibility of the individual or organization. We cannot be held liable for any decisions made based on the information provided.

In order to protect ourselves and our users, we have included a disclaimer with two key components. Firstly, we emphasize that our information and services are for informational purposes only and should not be taken as personal financial advice. Secondly, we remind others that there is always a level of risk involved with financial decisions and that the website owner cannot be held liable for any decisions made.

While we understand the desire for guarantees and assurances, it is important to approach grant proposals and financial decisions with a level head and a realistic understanding of the risks involved. We hope that our users find the information we provide to be helpful and informative, and we are always available to answer any questions or concerns.

We work with high-growth startups and organizations that support the startup and innovation ecosystem. We build highly specific non-dilutive funding menus, provide proposal preparation services, and measure outcomes of funding through evaluation. Schedule a consult call with us HERE.