I started in grantwriting just over 20 years ago, and have been consulting with Oregon nonprofits and public agencies ever since. I bring to my clients highly developed writing skills and an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of government and foundation funding processes. 

As a consultant, I enjoy helping organizations develop and write proposals for large, complex projects, such as multi-million dollar federal grants with several partners and multi-year organizational capacity building projects. I also specialize in smaller projects and proposal writing of all sizes when organizations have an overflow of work or don’t have a grantwriter on staff. 

I am dedicated to helping organizations create quality written products that reflect their good work, secure funding for core operations and new programs, and share reports that shine a light on project successes.



I can help you to:

Develop grant proposals and other written materials
Identify funding sources and match ideas with funder goals
Secure background research for needs statements and expected impact
Manage the communications, timeline, and multiple moving parts required for complex grant proposals


Jodi has been a valuable asset in our work together. She is easy to work with, efficient, and has a unique ability to hear project details and large concepts from multiple people and then organize that information into a concise and effective proposal. Her deliverables have always been well-executed and completed on time.

Executive Director
Children's Justice Alliance (former)
Living Yoga (current)

Jodi we got it!!! thanks again for a great proposal and wonderful writing!!!  [This funding is] a game changer for us !! my thanks...

Executive Director
SE Works, Inc.

You were so easy to work with, provided clarity and direction, helped us flush through program design issues, and were able to make sense out of random pages of responses we sent to you.  Your work is stellar!

Program Manager
Clackamas Workforce Partnership



Jodi Tanner Tell
Portland, Oregon

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