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Basic Grantwriting

October 19, 2021 @ 1:00 pmOctober 20, 2021 @ 4:00 pm EDT

Basic Grantwriting

We’re online! This course will be presented online through Zoom. All registrants will receive the access link and password via email from Eventbrite before the event.

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.

Expert instructor 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

Deadline to Register: October 15

Meeting Dates & Times:
This course takes place over two days. Participants will meet virtually on Tuesday, October 19 from 1–4 p.m. and again on Wednesday, October 20 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.

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 program manager at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy. She specializes in board development, change management, fund development, strategic thinking, and is particularly skilled in working with faith-based organizations. Learn more about Tamela.


October 19, 2021 @ 1:00 pm EDT
October 20, 2021 @ 4:00 pm EDT
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