Spark the Fire Grantwriting Seminars are designed to motivate organizations take their grantwriting to the next level. Participants learn to weave a golden thread through the proposal that connects the need in the community to the work being proposed. The result is a higher rate of grant awards, happier grantmakers, and stronger nonprofits. This class is targeted to beginning and intermediate level grantwriters.
This intensive grantwriting seminar will teach participants how to write a compelling grant proposal, research new prospects, and build strong relationships with grantmakers.
Prospect Research - 1 Hour
Community Needs Assessment - 1 Hour
Proposal Writing/ Story Telling - 1 Hour
Outcomes & Evaluation 1 Hour
Relationship Building - 1 Hour
Participants will receive a information-packed handbook and CD with digital templates. Receive a list of foundations that provide general operating support, examples of successful grant applications and letters of interest, charts for grants calendars, budget, grant attachments, and more.
Cost is $75 per person. Class runs from 10am to 3pm.
This class is an accredited Certified Fund Raising Executives (CFRE) class. Full participation in the Spark the Fire Grantwriting Seminar is applicable for 5.0 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.
Allison Shirk is board member of the Puget Sound Grantwriters Association with fifteen years experience writing grants. She is also a Site Reviewer for 4Culture. Before becoming a Freelance Grantwriter, she was Lead Grants Manager for Catholic Community Services of Western Washington. She has been teaching grantwriting classes for three years. Allison is a Guest Columnist for the Foundation Center - NY's blog.