Are you a member of a nonprofit which needs to write a grant or needs help with the process? Whether you don’t know where to start or have begun on a grant proposal this class is for you. The “Writing Winning Grant Proposals” course presents strategies that nonprofit organizations can utilize to develop proposals for external funding by foundations, agencies, organizations, and corporations. Emphasis is placed on the identification of the various types of grant makers and the process that must be followed to secure support for new or expanded initiatives.
Class spends two weeks covering the “nuts and bolts” of writing a grant – basic grant development and writing process, followed by the anatomy of a proposal and guidance on how to write your proposal and what to include.
All participants will then spend a week working on a draft of their proposal, with the instructor available for consultation via email. For the final class, students will bring their draft proposals for review and evaluation by
peers and the instructor and learn the next steps for submission. This class will also address submission and follow-up strategies. Instructor Frank Burtnett, Ed.D., is a veteran counselor, school and college educator, educational association officer and independent consultant.
At various points in his career, Dr. Burtnett was responsible for the generation of external support for programs and services through the preparation of grant and contract proposals with philanthropic organizations, government agencies, and independent gift-makers. Additionally, he has served as a proposal reader and evaluator for numerous philanthropic organizations and government agencies.
“Writing Winning Grant Proposals” meets at Camden Hills Regional High School, 25 Keelson Dr., Rockport, on September 13, 20 and October 4, from 6 - 8 p.m., (class on October 4 will go to 9 p.m.).
Call Five Town CSD Adult Ed at 236-7800, opt. 5 to sign up, or sign up at https://fivetowns.maineadulted.org/course/writing-winning-grant-proposals/