ESSENTIAL GRANTWRITING

Learn the core skills for writing grants in just one day. Find out what other organizations are raving about and learn how to write exemplary grants.

RIGHT FOR YOU

Spark the Fire Essential Grantwriting Workshops are 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. 

In these highly-rated, full day seminars, you will learn all the essentials of grantwriting to set you on the right track and help you steer clear of common grant proposal pitfalls.

Learn the following skills:

  • Prospect Research - Where to find grants including some sources you might not have known about.
  • Annual Grants Calendars - How to create a calendar of grant submissions that works.
  • Community Needs Assessments - How to research and write a compelling narrative about the community need that your grant will address.
  • Outcomes & Evaluation - How to develop goals and objectives for your proposal as well as write about how you will measure success.
  • Budgets & Attachments - How to develop a clear budget for your proposal and what else is required to be included in your proposal.
  • Proposal Writing - How to describe your project, program, and organization and bring it all together in the required format to submit to the grantmaker.
  • Building Relationships with Grantmakers - When and how to contact grantmakers to get on their radar.
  • Grants Management - How and when to send reports on your grant awards to make sure they know you appreciate their support and are properly stewarding their investment.
  • Tips Galore - Learn all the insider tips to making your proposal stand out above the crowd.

This seminar is an interactive, classroom-style learning experience. The comprehensive workbook allows you to digest information, ask questions, and practice the essentials of writing grant proposals in an interactive and creative workshop!

COST

Cost of the seminar is just $115 per person. Register early to receive the early bird discount of $95. Registration includes a comprehensive full color workbook, diskette of templates, coffee and tea bar, networking sack lunch, idea exchange, and grant consultation.

2017 Calendar for Essential Grantwriting

September 13th in Seattle

September 26th on Bainbridge Island

Classes are currently being scheduled for the Fall for the following cities: Yakima, Spokane, Portland, & Olympia. Please join the newsletter to be the first to know about these classes.

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Essential Grantwriting - September 13th, Seattle
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GOOD TO GREAT PROPOSAL WRITING

Move from intermediate grantwriting to expert. This workshop is designed for grantwriters desiring more advanced skills. The workshop focuses on proposal development and strategies designed to increase the competitiveness of your proposal.

learn the following skills

  • Critically evaluate guidelines and requests for proposals to determine best fit and timing.
  • Prepare to target your proposal to be handcrafted and tailored specifically for a given grantmaker and carefully follow guidelines.
  • Understand the "Three C's" of good writing: clear, concise, and compelling.
  • Develop clear assumptions and reasoned-based outcomes necessary for success, including the project's long term sustainability.
  • Identify the appropriate balance between statistical data, evidence-based research, and anecdotal evidence to tell your organization's story.
  • Develop evaluation tools and logic model framework for your program to better demonstrate results.
  • Review samples of evaluation rubrics used by grantmakers to score your proposal.
  • Review and evaluate proposals of peers and have your own proposal evaluated if you are willing.

COST EFFECTIVE

Cost of the seminar is just $115 per person. Register early to receive the early bird discount of $95. Registration includes a comprehensive full color workbook, diskette of templates, coffee and tea bar, networking sack lunch, idea exchange, and grant consultation.

Upcoming Classes

Individual Consulation
125.00

Meet with me via phone or in person to get all your questions answered. Consultations may include grant review, getting started as a freelancer, or nonprofit consultation. Minimum of one hour, which is paid prior to meeting. Additional time is billed to the quarter hour. Face to face meetings are on Vashon Island. For meeting in Seattle, travel costs are required including ferry and travel time. Contact me to inquire about travel rates at info@sparkthefiregrantwriting.com.

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THE BUSINESS OF 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.

RIGHT FOR YOU

The Business of Freelance Grantwriting is for experienced grantwriters seeking to venture out into their own grantwriting business as well as for freelance writers seeking to move into the grantwriting field. 

PROVEN CURRICULUM

In this highly-rated, full day seminar (5 hours), you will learn all the essentials of starting your freelance grantwriting business.

  • strategic marketing
  • managing multiple client relationships
  • managing grantmaker relationships
  • strong communication skills
  • highly-structured organization skills
  • accounting practices
  • business development
  • contracts

COST EFFECTIVE

Cost of the seminar is just $115 per person. Register early to receive the early bird discount of $95. Registration includes a comprehensive full color workbook, diskette of templates, coffee and tea bar, networking sack lunch, idea exchange, and grant consultation.

Upcoming Classes

The Business of Freelance Grantwriting
95.00 115.00
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Individual Consulation
125.00

Meet with me via phone or in person to get all your questions answered. Consultations may include grant review, getting started as a freelancer, or nonprofit consultation. Minimum of one hour, which is paid prior to meeting. Additional time is billed to the quarter hour. Face to face meetings are on Vashon Island. For meeting in Seattle, travel costs are required including ferry and travel time. Contact me to inquire about travel rates at info@sparkthefiregrantwriting.com.

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