When Robin started Hertlein Grant Writing in 2004, she was the lone grant writer in the firm. Now, close to 20 years later, a strong team of 4 grant writers support each other in a team format. Grant applications drafted by grant writers are always reviewed by Robin, ensuring that at least two professionals have input into applications. This approach has led to success over the years, with more than $65 million raised for clients in Washington State and around the country.
The team approach is especially strong in the sub-contract work that Robin does for McAllister & Quinn, a federal grant consulting and government relations firm located in Washington, DC. Robin has worked for McAllister & Quinn for more than 10 years, and always in a strong team format. There are at least five members of any M&Q grant team – the applicant (usually a university or large regional nonprofit), the M&Q team leader, a contract grant writer, contract grant reviewer, and contract editor. Robin has provided the grant writer or grant reviewer expertise for more than 75 federal grants under McAllister & Quinn contracts. The latest win that Robin assisted with, one of the largest, was $4.2 million in federal funding over three years for the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County. McAllister & Quinn has helped secure over $1 billion in funding for their clients through competitive grants.