Spark the Fire Grantwriting Seminars are the highly-rated, locally-based grantwriting workshops taught by Allison Shirk. 


essential grantwriting

Learn the core skills for writing grants in just one day! Perfect for those who are new to the field and for experienced fundraisers looking for a professional development tune-up. Refresh and update skills while sharpening your competitive edge. Includes prospect research, budgeting, proposal writing, and relationship building.

good to great proposal writing

Advanced grantwriting seminar for those who are experienced grantwriters who want to dive deeper into proposal writing. Review and critique your own proposal and those of your peers.  

freelance grantwriting

Learn the skills to run a successful freelance grantwriting business. Find clients with strategic marketing. Manage multiple client relationships with strong communication and highly structured organization skills. Learn accounting practices and business development.