Melissa Iverson, MA, MSW

Grant Writing for Beginners


[Improve Your Leadership] Grant writing is a critical skill for anyone working in a human services organization or anyone with a program in mind that will support their community. This workshop is designed specifically for those who are new to the grant writing process or have little to no experience. Participants will learn about identifying potential funders, become familiar with the grant writing process, and understand the parts of proposal development, submission, and reporting process.


About Melissa Iverson

Melissa Iverson, MA, MSW, holds dual graduate degrees in social work and gender studies from Loyola University Chicago. She has been practicing in the field of macro social work for the past ten years in various roles including: administration, grant writing, fundraising, staff supervision, program implementation and evaluation, policy development, research, budgetary planning, and overseeing social work internship programs at Northeastern Illinois University. Melissa is currently a doctoral student in the social work program at Loyola University Chicago and an instructor at Northeastern Illinois University. In her role as instructor, Melissa focuses on connecting classroom theory and learning to current social issues students see at their internships and in the non-profit domain. She teaches courses including policy, nonprofit administration, research, and field seminar. In addition to her doctoral coursework and teaching, she is the program coordinator for the SBIRT@LUC training program funded by SAMHSA.