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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

Your skills are truly amazing and I appreciate your ability to be able to condense all the great work we do in such an eloquent and concise manner. Thanks again for all your help on this, you're amazing!

Angeles Godinez-Valencia
Director of Education
Centro Cultural

Jodi is a rare find. She was a resourceful, methodical, forward-driving, and calming element in securing our grant. Jodi comes highly recommended.

Mims Rouse
Executive Director
Coalition of Black Men

Jodi has worked on multiple projects, many of which were in a topic area new to her. Without fail, she built trust with staff, was exceptionally organized, had a keen eye for crafting and adhering to reasonable timelines, and integrated feedback with a remarkable turn-around time. I would not hesitate to assign her to a project in any subject area, knowing her curiosity, consistency, efficiency and apparent lack of ego would allow her to create a competitive product that reflects her client's perspective and voice.

Sheri Campbell
Federal Liaison/Sr. Grants Coordinator
Government Relations, Multnomah County


Jodi Tanner Tell
Portland, Oregon

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