Have you heard about the first ever grant writing 🦄 retreat? Join us in Sedona, Arizona! Details here.

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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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 pivoting her consulting practice to teach others to write grants. Her expertise has been featured in Fast Company, and 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 Valdez, Alaska and building a remote, yet connected, company. Meredith has a degree in Marketing from Gonzaga University.

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.

Celeste AddisonGrant Writer

Celeste Addison

Career Specialist

Celeste is an abstract artist, activist and cat mom who has a love for small business. She unlocked a passion for grant writing when she joined the Global Grant Writers Collective where she has helped small businesses win grants. She was thrilled to join the team to help other people unlock their excitement and career potential in grant writing. When she's not working, you can find Celeste playing instruments, searching for sea otters, or watching trash tv.

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.

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Latrice Prater

Assistant of Everything

Founder of the Digital Solutions Team, we don't know where we would be without Latrice and her talented team. The Digital Solutions Team provides virtual support for female CEOs. Latrice and her team aid in all the sexy parts of our business! The Digital Solutions Team

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 is a member of the Digital Solutions Team and 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

A Unicorn Specialist

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 has mastered the WFH lifestyle in Delaware. Shoutout to her co-workers Winnie the Shih Tzu and attentive Alexa. She’s coziest in her favorite sweatpants and with a hot cup of coffee! Kara is a graphic designer at an advertising agency from 9-5, producing digital, print, and environmental ads. After hours is when the fun begins, as a Digital Solutions Team member. She works with Meredith and Alex on front-end website updates, blog posting, and design projects!

Meet The Coaches

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

Kelly Henderson

Kelly Henderson has 15+ years designing and leading multimillion-dollar, multi-stakeholder programs in global community-based health. She has led the development of and written proposals individually worth $20,000 to $22 million, and has personally secured more than $2+ million in her career.

Contact Us

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SenecaWorks LLC
721 Depot Drive
Anchorage, AK 99501
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