Class Descriptions

Spark the Fire Grantwriting offers different classes for each level of learning - from novice to expert.



This 6-hour class is a comprehensive overview of grantwriting. Learn where to find funding, how to determine eligibility and likelihood of success, how to write a letter of interest and proposal, and how to build relationships with funders.



This 6-hour class is a writing retreat day where you get to take the skills you learned in Essential Grantwriting and spend the day writing a proposal with an expert by your side. It is a pre-requisite that you complete Essential Grantwriting.



This 2-day course combines Essential Grantwriting and Proposal Writing together for a 12-hour comprehensive course in grant writing. Receive a comprehensive grantwriting certificate at the end of the course.


the business of freelance grantwriting

This 6-hour class teaches everything you need to know about starting a freelance grantwriting business. Learn how to find and keep great clients.


summer certificate program

This 24-hour class over three days will provide you with the tools, skills, and resources needed to research, write, and manage grant proposals. Participants completing the grant writing program will receive a professionaldevelopment certificate and 2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Completion and presentation of grant proposal required to receive certificate. Registration is through Lower Columbia College in Longview, WA.