We’re here to teach you to write winning grants.
And while we’re at it, we are leading into the future of work.
Once upon a time, a grant writer unearthed a big problem: there were no options for learning to write grants in a modern, refreshing way. Existing options were “old school” and expensive.
The idea? Create an online learning experience that makes grant writing approachable and fun.
SenecaWorks was founded on the belief that our time should be spent adding real value to our communities and leading fulfilling lives.
By choosing to learn with us, you are supporting a bootstrapped startup. Thank you for believing in us and joining our vibrant community of changemakers.
Our core values are…
Expand With Ease
Knowing it's not easy, we choose ease over fear.
We create an exceptional experience for growth.
Large and small, we pause to celebrate milestones
We resist the temptation to over complicate.
Engage in Equity
We commit to being an antiracist business.
Prioritize Soul Care
We believe in self-care to be our best selves
Meet The Team
Co-Founder & CEO
Meredith is on a mission to inspire other women to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. She secured over $45 million in grants before beginning to teach others how to build a flexible career in grant writing. Her book, How to Write a Grant: Become a Grant Writing Unicorn, is a #1 bestseller for nonprofit fundraising and grants on Amazon. Meredith is a fifth generation black angus cattle rancher from Wyoming, now living in the mountains of Alaska. As an Alaskan adventuress, she can be found biking, skiing, or hiking. When not on an Alaskan adventure, she can be found curled around a cup of green-tea with a good book.
Co-Founder & COO
Everything Alexandra touches has social impact and intentionality weaved into it. Alex, for short, is an exceptionally talented project manager of educational programs. Prior to joining our team, she managed the University of Denver’s strategic plan implementation, while earning her master's degree in International Human Rights. Alex’s talents lie in building company culture, establishing operational workflows, and ensuring our work is mission driven.
Unicorn Experience Coordinator
Erika by trade is a professional dancer who thrives on creating meaningful relationships and supporting others reaching their goals. Her career in dance started in Dallas, Texas and continued to grow as she traveled and performed worldwide for audiences all over the globe. As a dance captain, rehearsal director, and show manager she grew a love for leadership and for supporting her teammates to crush their goals. She loves to create, explore and especially support unicorns from all walks of life. Originally from Colorado, she has traded in the sunshine for the rain, having recently moved to Seattle, Washington. In Erika’s spare moments you will find her in a dance or pilates studio, shopping, or enjoying a cappuccino at her favorite cafe.
Marketing Coordinator & Director of Enterprise Cohorts
Rose is a world traveler with a flare for creative writing. She has 10+ years of writing experience. She is a certified freelance grant writer and the founder of a writing services company called Ideas Write Now. As a grant consultant, she has worked with nonprofits in Cambodia, Nicaragua, California, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, helping them to research and pursue funding. Rose is the Marketing Coordinator and Director of Enterprise cohorts at Learn Grant Writing. When she’s not marking up the pages of her favorite book, she’s sipping on coffee and chasing sunsets abroad.
Meet The Coaches
Meredith and Alex
We're often asked how we can keep the personalized touch as we grow with new members every week. Meredith and Alex are still your head coaches! Meredith leads coaching calls every month. Alex leads the mindful activity at the beginning to help us get grounded and is your #1 cheerleader when you have an exciting win to share. We welcome every new member when you introduce yourself in the community group. We weigh in on the sticky situation questions posted in the community group. You can rest assured that we are very much involved (and obsessed) with your success! To bring you the best support possible, we employ several of our star members in the Collective to answer your questions!
Jess Stack went from a burnt-out classroom teacher to the founder and CEO of her grant consulting company. In her first year, she earned $55k in revenue, won a $300k state grant for her client, and designed Funding Strategies for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Over the past year and a half, she has planned, managed, and written both federal and private foundation grants. She loves collaborating and lifting up others to create impact, change, and hope. She is the mom of two adventurous boys living the dream in Hawaii.
Haleigh is dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations receive more grant funding so they can enhance the lives of those they serve. Since 2019, she has worked in donor development and grant writing for several nonprofits ranging from anti-human trafficking to faith-based in her community of Brunswick, Georgia. She serves on the board of directors for a local animal rescue and the executive board for a domestic violence shelter. Haleigh received a Bachelor’s Degree from the College of Coastal Georgia in Public Management with a Nonprofit Leadership concentration and holds a certification in Grant Writing from the University of Georgia (and Learn Grant Writing, of course!). Determined to expand her reach, she founded her consulting firm, Golden Isles Grant Writing. In 2022, she submitted over $3 million in grants and completed 10 funding strategies for her clients. In her free time, you can find Haleigh fostering animals, traveling, or reading by the beach.
Joanna Drew is an independent fundraising consultant with ten years of experience. Her work includes fundraising strategy development and implementation, grant writing, individual giving, sponsorship and membership management, and database administration. She manages all facets of the fundraising process, working to increase the fundraising capacity of US-based nonprofits, international NGOs, and community-led projects.
Joanna’s broad experience uniquely positions her to adapt her strategic thinking to a variety of contexts, build strong cross-cultural relationships, and thrive in dynamic, goal-driven professional environments. She uncompromisingly partners with organizations that align with her values of inclusion and empowerment. Joanna holds a BSc in Business Administration from Boston University and an MA in International Development from the University of Kent Brussels School of International Studies. She is fluent in Spanish, a certified grant writer, and a member of the Association of Consultants to Nonprofits.
Rose is a certified freelance grant writer and the founder of a writing services company called Ideas Write Now. Since 2017, Rose has facilitated workshops for professionals to engage their imagination and approach writing tasks with greater confidence. As a grant consultant, she has worked with nonprofits in Cambodia, Nicaragua, California, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, helping them to research and pursue funding. Rose is also a cohort coordinator for Learn Grant Writing, working to bridge the gap between nonprofits and grant funding through professional grant writing training.
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