June 18, 2018
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Learn strategies for winning grants in lean times

Photo courtesy of Hutchinson Center
Photo courtesy of Hutchinson Center
Dr. Frank Burtnett of Rockport awards a Certificate in Nonprofit Management to Adrienne Pelletier-Olson of Bangor at the recent Marketing the Nonprofit class at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast. Pelletier-Olson started the Certificate program with a grantwriting workshop in August 2010 and completed the program this month.

BELFAST — Adrienne Pelletier-Olson of Bangor completed coursework and requirements for the University of Maine Certificate in Nonprofit Management through its Belfast branch, the Frederick Hutchison Center, on July 8.

She began the program with the two-day grant writing workshop a year ago. “The Certificate in Nonprofit Management is a great resource for preparing and coaching people who are working in nonprofits. With a large number of nonprofits operating in the state of Maine this is an incredibly valuable resource. This program gave me the opportunity to network with others working in similar fields and learn from the experience of seasoned professionals,” she said.

The University of Maine Hutchinson Center will offer a workshop 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 15-16, at the center to introduce prospective grant seekers to more than $200 billion in federal, state, foundation and corporate grants. The seminar will teach novice and experienced grant seekers how to explore each grant’s marketplace, develop a fundable project, use free and inexpensive resources to find the best grantors and avoid wasting time by evaluating grantors before investing effort.

The instructor will be Dr. Frank Burtnett, a veteran educator and nonprofit organization executive. He has taught multiple subjects in the University of Maine Hutchinson Center Nonprofit Certificate Program since its inception in 2003. He is the author of many successful grant proposals and has assisted dozens of organizations in learning grant making skills and how to prepare grant proposals. He has been a proposal reviewer and evaluator for agencies, organizations and related grant makers.

The cost of the workshop is $255. To register or for a copy of the brochure, call the center at 338-8002.

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