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I would recommend the Grant Writing for Freelancers course to anyone looking to move into freelance grant writing. The modules were really informative and covered the entire process of grant writing. The two one hour coaching sessions with Martina are super valuable and help you take what you learn in the course and implement it into your business. If you’re thinking about grant writing this course is a great place to start.

Joanne Corrigan, grant writer

“a really sharp mind and always brings a lot of energy to the discussion.” – Gerard Atkinson MBA QPR GAICD, ARTD Consultants

I have worked with Martina on several grants and tenders – both big and small.

She is one of the most talented individuals I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.

She understands grants like no other person I know having been on both sides of the table. She always has kind and considered feedback, her attention to detail is second to none and my success rate since working with her has been better than I could have imagined.

I sing Martina’s praises to anyone who will listen and could not recommend anyone more highly to be your next grant writer.

– Emma Sharp, Stupid Old Studios

Martina presented to my Write Earn Thrive community about how freelance writers can break into grant writing and was brilliant. She held everyone’s attention until the very end and could answer even the curliest questions about grant writing. I’m thrilled with her presentation and that I was able to share Martina’s genius with my community.”
– Lindy Alexander, Write Earn Thrive & The Freelancer’s Year

This is such an enjoyable course! Martina really shows the whole cycle of grant writing and there are tips galore, transcripts for each of the videos and really helpful worksheets to use when you’re doing the work. The course is super easy to navigate and the lessons are all bitesized so you can do as many as you want without feeling overwhelmed. I’m so pleased to have completed (yes, a course you will complete and not leave in a dusty folder somewhere on your computer!) it and added a whole new, rewarding skillset to my writing services. Martina’s experience and expertise really shines through and I feel fortunate to have been taught by her both through the course and via private coaching calls. – Jillian Pocock, enrolled in Grant Writing For Freelance Writers

“It has been a pleasure working with Martina, she is highly skilled and very professional. We will certainly use her again.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Martina has outstanding ability to structure information, consolidate and writing them into beautiful pieces. She has been instrumental in my application. Job well done! Highly recommending her!”

We’ve been working on and off with Martina for over 3 years now, and she has always delivered great quality work on time.

She’s quick to understand our business operations and projects, and contributes ideas that help strengthen our proposals. She clearly understands what RFPs are looking for, and she’s great at getting our ideas across in a succinct way.

I would definitely recommend Martina to anyone working in this space.

– Susan High, Greenmash

Monaro Media Group Pty Ltd engaged Martina Donkers to assist us in writing to funding applications. Our previous efforts for funding under the Innovation Grant program has been unsuccessful.

With Martina’s guidance, we were granted $226,036.96. She also assisted us in applying for funding under the PING program and again, we were successful. Not only was Martina a delight to work with, she really knew how to word applications for the best result.

– Gail Eastaway, Editor, The Monaro Post

“FIVE STARS. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! Martina was absolutely faultless from start to finish. She went above and beyond to ensure she completed the task quickly to allow us to meet our deadline. The quality of her work was fantastic and we will certainly have no hesitation in working with her again.”

“Wow, what can I say she knows her stuff. Martina is amazing at what she does, I highly recommend her, and will be back for more work in the future. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️” – Cody Middlebrook

“We had an opportunity to respond to an RFP. I was excited but very stressed about it and it was the first RFP I had done. We worked with Martina as a team and produced something to be proud of, a winning document. I am confident we will win (and if we don’t we did the best we could ever do). Her fee was higher than the others but knowing her talents now I am sure she provides the best value. If you really want to win your proposal, or stand out above the rest, hire this provider as your teammate till the finish line.Thank you for producing on schedule the best RFP ever! (note: we DID win, and it was over 8 figures!)

“⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thank you so much Martina for such excellent work! Not only did you rework and rework the case statement until it was perfect, but you offered so much of your own advice and professional opinion which was greatly appreciated. Thank you. Your writing skills are exceptional and you are able to formulate ideas and research to produce a piece of writing that is compelling. Thanks again. I highly recommend you and will be absolutely using you again in the future!”

The most useful thing I learned from [Martina’s] course is that I believe I can actually succeed as a professional grant writer.

– Julie Freelove-Charton