Spark the Fire - Essential Grantwriting Seminars are the new and highly-rated grantwriting classes for beginning and intermediate level grantwriters. Learn all the essentials of grantwriting, from prospect research to nurturing relationship once the grant is awarded. Beginners complete the course feeling prepared and energized to start writing grants. Intermediate level grantwriters have the tools they need to dig deeper into case statements and logic models.
Prospect Research - 1 Hour
Community Needs Assessment - .5 Hour
Proposal Writing/ Storytelling - 1 Hour
Outcomes & Evaluation - .5 Hour
*Budgets - 1 Hour with special guest, Channie Peters
Relationship Building - .5 Hour
Registration is $75 and includes an information-packed handbook and diskette with digital templates. Participants love the spreadsheet for creating a work plan and tracking proposals.
Allison Shirk is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Advancement Northwest and former board member of the Puget Sound Grantwriter's Association. She has fifteen years experience writing grants. Allison is a Guest Columnist for the Foundation Center - NYC's blog and a Site Reviewer for 4Culture. Before becoming a Freelance Grantwriter, she was Lead Grants Manager for Catholic Community Services of Western Washington.
Channie Peters is the former Manager of Grants Administration for the Pew Charitable Trusts where her department was responsible for the financial analysis of prospective grantees. She has conducted numerous workshops for nonprofit Boards and management in nonprofit accounting and understanding nonprofit financial statements. Most recently, she served for seven years on the Board of Trustees of the Bainbridge Island Community Foundation on the Grants Committee. After 12 years, she continues to review grants for the foundation’s annual Community Grant Cycle.