University of Maine Hutchinson Center Professional Development Program

This interactive online professional development program will teaches the basics of seeing a grant through a full cycle—from inception to completion. Participants will learn how to get their organization ready to apply for grants, where to find funders and funding opportunities, how to write the components of a grant and how to submit a successful application that has all the information funders want to see.

Fridays, 9:00 a.m.–Noon
May 21 & 28, June 4, 11 & 18

Pre-class work will be sent a week before the start of the program.

This dynamic program will be offered synchronously via Zoom—you’ll need access to a stable internet connection. There will be assignments between classes (as well as time during sessions to work on your proposals). Breakout sessions with other participants as well as one on one time with the instructor are built into the program.

Instructor Elizabeth Haffey is a Maine-based professional grant writer. Through her business, E. Haffey Grant Consulting, she helps clients develop and write proposals, researches opportunities, and trains staff and volunteers to apply for grants. Haffey received her Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University and is currently working on her Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Southern Maine.

Continuing Education Credits and Micro-Credentials:
3.0 CEUs/30 contact hours
Certificate of completion
Shareable Grant Writing Level 1 & Level 2 micro-credential badge

For more information or to request an accommodation contact Michelle Patten, Conference and Professional Development Coordinator,; 207.338.8002.