I have been working with a client on a project by project basis as their grantwriter. However they would like to have me on retainer since I am the only person that writes for them. Any suggestions on how to do this? Any help would be appreciated.
Retainers are usually based on a hourly rate. Just set your rate and ask them how many hours they want to retain you for. The tricky part could be holding hours open for them unless they're pretty organized and give you adequate notification about projects coming up. I could see where overlapping projects could strain your time commitments. I don't see a conflict in terms of ethics, but would be interested in hearing what other people say about that. We all know retainers are standard practice for attorneys.