Frequently Asked Questions


   Does KRC offer grant writing workshops ?

YES. On the right you will find a calendar of events which lists conferences, workshops, and other events both hosted or instructed by KRC. Directly below the calendar, your email address can be entered to insure you receive all upcoming events and news announcements. Also, to discuss customized training for your organization, contact KRC.

   What is your hourly rate? ?

Costs for services are developed on a project specific basis. Contact us at 205-612-3600 to discuss your project and a project-specific quote will be provided.

   Can you work on commission or percentage of grant-award basis?

KRC adheres to the Code of Ethics of the American Association of Grant Professionals (AAGP) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) which prohibit fundraising professional from being compensated on a percentage of grant award basis. Payment for services will be quoted in advance, outlined in a signed service agreement and due upon completion of services. In some instances, advance payments or installments may be required.

   Can I (an individual) get a grant to start a business ?

KRC does not work with individuals who are seeking grants to start a business. Overwhelmingly, grants are not available for this purpose.

   Does KRC work with for-profit organizations?

KRC works with all types of grant eligible non-profits. To determine eligibility, check the guidelines of the grant program to which your agency is interested in applying.

   I see that Kimberly Richardson is Grant Professional Certified (GPC). What does this mean mean?

The GPC credential, or Grant Professionals Certification, validates knowledge of and competency in the grants profession through education, experience, professional development, community involvement, and a psychometrically sound examination. These factors are based on widely accepted sociological theories of the professionalization of careers, an extensive literature review, the expertise of highly experienced authorities in the grants field, and examination development processes of the American Psychological Association. Unlike a certificate of completion, the GPC is not based upon completion of an activity or a course of study.

   How is the GPC different from a certificate of completion?

Often, people mistake a certificate of completion with a professional certification. A certificate of completion demonstrates that an individual has completed a course and achieved a certain level of success in understanding the principles taught in the course. A professional certification or credential is an objective measure of the level of experience and expertise in the profession as defined by the profession as a whole. Unfortunately, many of our colleagues in the field are not aware of this distinction. Within the realm of testing and credentialing, a professional credential must be developed following rigorous psychometric protocols. These protocols dictate that an educational program, as well as other educational bodies, cannot issue a professional credential upon completion of coursework.

   Does KRC work with charitable organizations that have not obtained their non-profit (501c3) status?

KRC primarily works with organizations that have obtained their 501c3 status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In instances where a charitable organization is not a 501c3, KRC will consider working with the agency if grant guidelines specify that such organizations are eligible to apply for funding.

   I’m interested in starting a non-profit organization. Where can I find information on how to get started?

An excellent resource providing information on starting a non-profit organization is the Foundation Center. Click here for more information. (http://www.foundationcenter.org/getstarted/faqs/html/starting_nonprofit.html).

   I’m interested in starting a non-profit organization. Where can I find information on how to get started?

KRC does not assist organizations in attaining 501c3 status. An excellent resource providing information on starting a non-profit organization is the Foundation Center, http://www.foundationcenter.org/getstarted/faqs/html/starting_nonprofit.html

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