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Spark The Fire Grantwriting

Spark The Fire Grantwriting

Spark the Fire Grantwriting provides educational workshops on grantwriting and fundraising. Three types of classes are currently offered including Essential Grantwriting, Good to Great Proposal Writing, and the Business of Freelance Grantwriting.

PO Box 2124
Vashon, WA 98070-2124


Allison Shirk
Direct line: (206) 734-6521


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 and fundraising.

The Essential Grantwriting Seminars are the highly-rated, day-long seminars in which you will learn all the essentials of grantwriting to set you on the right track and help you steer clear of common grant proposal pitfalls. Perfect for beginners and intermediate grantwriters.
• prospect research
• building annual grants calendars
• community needs assessments
• proposal writing & storytelling
• outcomes & evaluation
• budget & attachments
• submitting grants online and on paper
• relationship building
• grants management

The Business of Freelance Grantwriting Seminar is a full day workshop that teaches participants how to start a freelance grantwriting business, market services, and manage a full roster of clients. Learn marketing techniques for getting your first clients. Review contracts and time-tracking tools. Talk about sticky situations and how to manage foundation prospect research.
• Business Development
• Marketing to Nonprofits
• Ethics, Contracts, Invoicing
• Project Management in the Grants World
• Client Relationships with Nonprofits

Good to Great Proposal Writing is a grantwriting seminar to help you move from intermediate grantwriting to expert. Bring your grant proposal to class and collaborate with other grantwriters to critique and improve your writing. Share research and resources with others and gain valuable insight into what your peers are submitting to grantmakers.
• traits of great proposals review and critique
• work on your proposal
• great budgets
• logic models
• case statements
• final review
• sharing resources
• building relationships

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

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals

County Availability

  • Chelan
  • Cowlitz
  • King
  • Kitsap
  • Pierce
  • San Juan
  • Whatcom

County Experience

  • King
  • Kitsap
  • Pierce

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