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Unicorns Meredith Noble and Alex Lustig

We’re here to teach you to write winning grants.

And while we’re at it, we are leading into the future of work.

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Aurora and Meredith discussing grant writing in the snow

Our Story

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.

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We believe in…

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Adding Real Value

We make each move count to live meaningful lives.

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Leading From Within

We recognize leadership as a lifetime practice.

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Celebrating Wins

No matter how small, celebrate milestones.

Meet The Team

Meredith Noble grant writing unicorn

Meredith Noble

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.

Alexandra Lustig grant writing coach

Alexandra Lustig

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.

Shanna Morgan, Night Sky Consulting

Shanna (Shay) Morgan

Marketing Rainmaker and Unicorn Coach

Shanna Morgan has over 10+ years experience supporting businesses and nonprofits in marketing, operations, project management, and program development. She founded NightSky Consulting to partner with schools and nonprofit leaders to improve the sustainability of their organizations and communities. Shanna received a Bachelor's degree from Rutgers University in English and earned a certification in Grant Writing and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Shanna is a graduate of the Global Grant Writers Collective and later became a Unicorn Coach. Impressed by her marketing (and grant writing results!), Alex and Meredith hired Shanna as the Marketing Rainmaker Director here at Learn Grant Writing in Fall 2022.

Alexis Swenson Grant Writer

Alexis Swenson

Unicorn Coach and Content Director

Alexis is a self-declared grounded free spirit and is skilled in storytelling through the written word. She is the product of small-town northwestern Minnesota, where baiting a hook and baking homemade bread are essential survival skills. A degree in Communication Studies from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities deepened her interest in all things people and communication. She developed her skills in donor management and grant writing as former Development Coordinator at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley in Fargo, North Dakota. Alexis is the founder of Goods of a Soul, a professional writing services firm. She's secured over $2.3M in grant funding in her career thus far.

Admin Queen

Crystal Watkins

Admin Queen

Highly driven administrative business partner with more than 6 years of experience in the coordination, planning, and management of corporate operational, financial and administrative processes. Crystal helps us with inbox management, bookkeeping, research, and much more. Crystal is also the owner of an all-natural skincare line that she hopes will create jobs for women victims of human trafficking in the near future.

A Unicorn Specialist

Erika Edwards

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.

Website Guru

Kara Zaback

Website Guru

Kara earned her B.F.A. in Graphic and Interactive Design from West Chester University. She is a graphic designer at an engineering consulting firm in Philadephia PA producing digital, print, and environmental ads. After hours is when the fun begins, as a website and video editor. She works with Meredith and Alex on front-end website updates, blog posting, and design projects!

Meet The Coaches

Meredith Noble and Alex Lustig, co-founders of Learn Grant Writing

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!

Grant Writer Alexis Swenson, Goods of a Soul

Alexis Swenson

Alexis developed her skills in donor management and grant writing as former Development Coordinator at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley in Fargo, North Dakota. She later went on to found Goods of a Soul, a professional writing services firm. Alexis secured over $1.3M in grants in the four months following her graduation from our program and now regularly contributes to Learn Grant Writing. Alexis earned her B.A. in Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Shanna Morgan, Night Sky Consulting

Shanna Morgan

Shanna Morgan has over 10+ years experience supporting businesses and nonprofits in marketing, operations, project management, and program development. She founded NightSky Consulting to partner with schools and nonprofit leaders to improve the sustainability of their organizations and communities. Shanna received a Bachelor's degree from Rutgers University in English and earned a certification in Grant Writing and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Heather Montano freelance grant writer

Heather Montano

With nearly a decade of experience working in education and law, Heather is driven by her love of the written word. Since becoming a certified grant writer, she has discovered a passion for helping organizations secure the funding they need to bring meaningful change to the communities they serve. Outside of grant writing, she finds joy in the outdoors, learning to play the violin, and cooking.

Kelly Henderson, Freelance Grant Writer

Jess Stack

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.

Contact Us

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SenecaWorks LLC
721 Depot Drive
Anchorage, AK 99501
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