I offer an array of services including writing, consultation, and design.

Each nonprofit organization is unique. What do you need?




My writing services are tailored to what you need the most. Do you need to develop a great grant proposal? Do you need a fresh prospect list? What about hiring someone to manage your ongoing grants submissions and reporting?

I work on an hourly basis, and I'm choosy about my clients. I enjoy working with Executive Directors who have a vision for the future, strive for excellence, and provide their funders (and potential funders) with exceptional appreciation.

My role is to make your organization shine with high quality grant proposals, case statements, and superior technical writing across all levels of your print and social media platforms.

Allison consistently develops a quality product that secures positive funding results.
— Josephine Tamayo Murray, Vice President of Public Policy Catholic Community Services of Western Washington
Allison Shirk has been an invaluable asset to our grant application process. She takes the time to understand our programs and services and works closely with program managers to ensure that our mission and goals are clearly and thoughtfully expressed.
— Diane Kjellberg, Executive Director of Vashon Youth and Family Services


I provide consultation on strategic planning, quality improvement systems, and board development. Let's work together to move your organization forward.

I lead executive team and board retreats that leave your team feeling inspired and committed.

The experience that AHOPE has had with Allison has been remarkable and I would not hesitate to continue to recommend her services to any and all colleagues. Allison has been professional, responsive and a pleasure to work with.
— Tom Starko, Executive Director AHOPE for Children


Designing case statements, annual reports, and websites is one of my passions. I can provide print and web design for an array of products, events, and campaigns.

Contact me now to start work on your next project.


Let's Get Started

Interested in working together? Here's my contact info.

spark the fire grantwriting

allison shirk

PO Box 2124
Vashon, WA 98070

(206) 734-6521