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Basic Grantwriting

March 16 @ 1:00 pmMarch 17 @ 4:00 pm EDT

Basic Grantwriting

A two-day course on grantwriting basics for nonprofit organizations

Jump-start your grantwriting efforts in this two-day course, designed for new grantwriters and veterans, alike.

Nonprofit expert Tamela Spicer will guide you through the steps of building a strong case for your project or program and applying key strategies to attract support.

We invite you to bring ideas for potential grant proposals and to keep your work and goals in mind as we go step-by-step through the grantwriting process and workshop ideas together.

This class will also provide in-depth guidance on grantwriting language and writing styles, prospecting foundations, and managing foundation relationships.

Key concepts:

  • Developing strong grant proposals
  • Prospecting potential funders and partners
  • Keys to managing and maintaining grantmaker relationships


  • Individual: $139
  • Group (2 or more): $124 per participant
  • Current GVSU students/staff/faculty: $25


Meeting Dates & Times:
This course takes place over two days. Participants will meet virtually on Wednesday, March 16 from 1–4 p.m. and again on Thursday, March 17 from 1–4 p.m. (ET). This course will be a live, interactive experience. It will not be recorded or made available to registrants after the end of the live sessions.

Deadline to Register: March 14

Grant Application Peer Review: Registered participants will have the opportunity to submit a completed grant application for peer review.

Photo: Tamela Spicer
Tamela Spicer, M.A., is a senior program manager at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy. As a member of our learning services team, she guides sector leaders and organizations in discovering how they can work within their own ecosystems to create community change grounded in justice and belonging. Learn more about Tamela.


March 16 @ 1:00 pm EDT
March 17 @ 4:00 pm EDT
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