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Basic Grantwriting

October 19 @ 1:00 pmOctober 20 @ 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.

Join us to build your professional skills in:

  • Developing strong grant proposals
  • Prospecting potential funders and partners
  • 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, October 19 from 1–4 p.m. and again on Thursday, October 20 from 1–4 p.m. (ET).

Deadline to Register: October 18

Who should attend this course?
This course is ideal for nonprofit staff, board leaders, and others engaged in grantwriting.

Please Note: Due to the interactive nature of this session, it will not be recorded.

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

Questions about this event or about your registration?
Call 616-331-7585 or email jcp@gvsu.edu.

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.


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