(because leaders never stop learning!).

You need funding to help make your organization and community better. You’re willing to put in the work, but you lack the skills or knowledge to write effective grant proposals. Let us teach you how

Grant Training

We’ll meet with you to create a customized training based on the work you’re doing, so you can feel confident finding and writing winning grant proposals.

Our interactive training will not only teach you how to find and write grants - they’ll also give you a chance to practice with your team. Many of our training participants leave with parts of grant proposals that they end up using in real applications.


Our Unique Approach

We'll meet with you to learn about your organization and what you hope to achieve with grant training.



We'll develop training tailored to your organization. 



We'll come prepared with everything needed to turn your staff or volunteers into grant writers - all while having fun (yes, it's possible!).



The Process

This in-person training is best for nonprofits that have staff, volunteers, or board members who have the time to start finding and writing grants but lack the knowledge or skills to do so. Our training is interactive and provides participants with the tools they need to start finding and winning grants immediately. 
Training can be half-day, full-day, or multi-day. Organizations are also welcome to partner with other organizations to share the costs. All training includes:
- Tailored training to meet your participants’ needs
- All printed materials
- Supplies
- A fun, interactive experience
- Templates and worksheets that will allow participants to apply their knowledge following the training
- All participants receive $25 off hourly consultations during the month following the training

starting at $2,000 (discounts available for organizations located within one hour of Savannah, GA)


Package & Investment

– Tara Jennings, Chatham County

“Chatham County wanted to provide staff with an opportunity to learn more about grant writing and grant management process. Leadership was encouraging departments to diversify funding streams for non-mandated services yet many were not familiar with the process – where to explore funding opportunities, what types of funds to consider, what information to provide, nor the tracking of programmatic and financial documents for reporting. Internal staff worked with Melissa to develop a full-day workshop with lectures and hands on experience. The experience provided an array of staff a foundation on which to feel more confident in their exploration and has resulted in an increase of new grant awards to Chatham County. One specific successful grant that came out of the workshop was an application to upgrade a local dog park in the amount of $10K.”

“The experience provided an array of staff a foundation on which to feel more confident in their exploration and has resulted in an increase of new grant awards.”

- Dr. Sharon Williamson, Adjunct Faculty, School of Nursing and Public Health, South University

“I teach a graduate public health course at South University and wanted to have someone speak with my students about grant writing. So, I contacted the Georgia Grant Writing Association and Ms. Reams was highly recommended by them. Melissa has provided professional grant writing training for my students that engages them with interactive activities such as finding grants online, writing SMART objectives, and developing budgets. The curriculum she uses for student learning is very appropriate for all levels of grant writing including novice, intermediate, and proficient.”

“We’ve developed a great relationship and I will continue to invite Melissa to speak with my students about grant writing and getting funded.”

- Lunie Beal - Georgia Southern University


“We had the pleasure of Melissa coming to do a presentation for the Georgia Southern University students back in 2018. As a representative of the Graduate Student Council, I wanted to provide a grant writing opportunity for graduate students who wanted to learn the basics of grant writing. We were happy that Melissa provided a short presentation that was convenient for the students’ tight schedules. Melissa covered the different components of grant writing, the importance of researching potential funders, and the importance of being prepared before writing a grant proposal. Melissa developed a tailored presentation and some helpful handouts for the graduate students to get a better understanding on the topic. The students responded very well to the presentation and actually stayed after the presentation to ask for other resources beyond what was already given. After the presentation, more students expressed gratitude and wanted more grant-related workshops to better prepare them for the public health field.”

“We highly recommend Upstream Consulting!”