Course Detail: P_GRANTWR - Grant Writing

The Certificate Program in Grant Writing provides an intensive opportunity to acquire the knowledge and practice the skills necessary to succeed in today's competitive grant writing environment.

Successful grant writing is critical to the survival of many nonprofits; for some lucky others, it is frosting on the cake. In order to attract the interest of funders, organizations must demonstrate substantive programming, good supporting data and financial viability, and they must package this complex information in a clear and convincing style. Research to find a likely funding source and a proposal that will meet unique guidelines and rise above the competition are also crucial to success.

Please bring a computer to the class as well as a project to work on. If you don’t have a current project, the instructor will provide practice materials.

Watch a Grant Writing Program Overview with Instructor Jack Smith

The University of Southern Maine is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

The registration fee includes all materials.

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 Session Detail:  PP1217GRANTWR (18 seats (72%) remaining)
Schedule: Every day, starting on 12/04/17 and ending on 12/08/17
Times: 09:00am - 04:00pm
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Price: Grant Writing Reg Fee : $1080.00

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Jack Smith
Jack Smith
Biography: Jack Smith, M.P.A., has taught over 1,500 grant writing programs in his career. Conference presentation audiences have included state and municipal employees, nonprofit staff and board members, consumer groups, social workers, teachers, counselors and school administrators. He currently teaches grant writing certificate programs at the University of Southern Maine, Emory University, University of Georgia and Austin Center for Nonprofit Studies. Jack Smith has been awarded competitive training contracts with the state governments of New York, Kansas, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts and the Cherokee Nation. He has also taught for the US Department of Education and US Department of Energy. In 2011 and 2012, he was contracted by the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) and the US CDC to train in Ethiopia and South Africa. Jack Smith's training and consulting practice is grounded by over 25 years experience in the nonprofit and public sector. In 1993, the Maine Mental Health Commissioner's Advisory Board cited his program and housing development work on behalf of people with chronic mental illness. In 1986, the US Department of Energy cited the self-help weatherization model he developed through a competitive grant award from the US Dept. of Health and Human Services. The citation was the National Award for Energy Innovation for Establishing the National Self-Help Weatherization Program Model.He has a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Maine. Mr. Smith is formerly the Director of Housing, Energy and Development for the People's Regional Opportunity Program (PROP) in Portland, ME and Director of Housing for Community Concepts, South Paris, ME. Jack Smith

Facility Detail
Abromson Center, Room 215
88 Bedford St
Portland, ME 04101

Cancellation Policy
A cancellation charge of 100.00% will be assessed on cancellations occurring within 5 days of the start of this session.