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Spark The Fire Grantwriting

Spark The Fire Grantwriting

Spark the Fire Grantwriting Classes provides a variety of grantwriting trainings as well as the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Grantwriting. Private group trainings – suited to your organization’s interests and needs – are also available.

PO Box 2124
Vashon, WA 98070-2124

Contact

Allison Shirk
Direct line: (206) 734-6521

Expertise

Educational Programs & Resource Centers

  • Seminars/workshops/trainings

Fundraising & Development

  • Grant writing

About Spark The Fire Grantwriting

Spark the Fire Grantwriting provides educational workshops on grantwriting, strategic planning, and prospect research. Three classes are currently offered as traditional classroom-setting workshops, or you may request a customized class for your work group, based on your interests and needs.

COMPREHENSIVE GRANTWRITING CLASS:
Learn the core skills for writing grants, including learning where to find grants and understanding the application process. This class will walk you step-by-step through writing every section of the proposal. Learn how to submit applications and build long-term, meaningful relationships with grantmakers. This class is perfect for beginners and those who have some experience with grantwriting and want to brush up on their skills.

CERTIFICATE IN GRANTWRITING:
Earn an assessment-based Certificate in Grantwriting by evaluating your skills and knowledge in grantwriting. Work one-on-one to evaluate your grantwriting proposals and receive individualized feedback.

FREELANCE GRANTWRITING:
Learn how to start a freelance grantwriting business. Learn the most effective marketing tools and strategies to stay organized. Review contracts, accounting systems, and how to grow your business. Strategize best practices for effective client relationships. Finally, discuss communications systems and project management techniques.

CUSTOMIZED TRAINING:
Spark the Fire Grantwriting Classes is available to teach a customized class to your work group. Learn prospect research, grantwriting, program development, budget development, strategic planning, evaluation, and/or continuous quality improvement planning. Classes take place in the location of your choice, statewide and nationally.

Background Info.

Subsector Experience

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth, and families
  • Disability issues
  • Education
  • Employment and training
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Immigrant and refugee
  • LGBT issues
  • Mental health/Substance abuse
  • Philanthropy
  • Senior services
  • Small grassroots organizations
  • Social services - general
  • Sports and recreation

Cultural Experience

  • Asian/Pacific Islander

Fee Structure

  • Hourly rate
  • Other: Registration fee for classes

Professional Affiliations / Licenses

  • Puget Sound Grantwriters Association
  • Washington Nonprofits

County Availability

  • Chelan
  • Cowlitz
  • Grays Harbor
  • King
  • Kitsap
  • Pierce
  • Snohomish
  • Spokane
  • Thurston
  • Walla Walla
  • Whatcom
  • Yakima

County Experience

  • Chelan
  • Cowlitz
  • Grays Harbor
  • King
  • Kitsap
  • Pierce
  • Snohomish
  • Spokane
  • Thurston
  • Walla Walla
  • Whatcom
  • Yakima

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