Grantwriting Certificate Track

Spark the Fire now offers an Assessment-Based Certificate in grantwriting that demonstrates that you have the knowledge to write great grant proposals. You can also take the class without getting the certification.


two-day grantwriting

This two-day class is a comprehensive overview of grant writing and grants management. Learn where to find grants, how to write a letter of interest, how to write a complete proposal, develop project budgets, learn best practices for communicating with grantmakers, create work plans and timelines, develop goals and objectives, evaluation strategy, and learn tips and tools staying organized.

ASSESSMENT & consultation

Work one-on-one with a grantwriting expert to take your proposal from good to great. You’ll receive up to three hours of individual consultation in which you’ll receive constructive feedback on your grant proposal, personal encouragement, and ideas for strategy to refine your grant writing skills. The consultation is completed via email, phone, and/or Skype and at your own pace.


College Partnership Programs

Spark the Fire is partnering with colleges to offer grantwriting classes in more locations. These locations offer the same curriculum as the Grantwriting Certificate Track. 


8-week class at
seattle central

Fundamentals in Grantwriting Certificate
This is an 8-week class on Tuesday from 6-8pm. Registration is through Seattle Central in Seattle, WA. The next class coming up is January 22 to March 19 (skip February 19).


The Business of Freelance Grantwriting

Freelance grant writers are in high demand. Learn how to start your own freelance grantwriting and nonprofit consulting business.

the business of freelance grantwriting

Learn to start your own business as a freelance grantwriting. Learn marketing, developing contracts, interviewing clients, managing clients, and more.