Health & Human Services, Enrichment, and Business and Management Enrichment Health and Human Services Business & Management

Introduction to Grant Writing

Writing a grant for the first time can be a frustrating and overwhelming experience. Using common grant development formats, this workshop will proceed step-by-step through the development of a concept to a completed proposal with emphasis on the following:

  • how to identify and evaluate the most appropriate funding sources
  • how to research a problem
  • how to supply the documentation and statistics necessary for supporting a grant proposal

This workshop, intended for nonprofit staff or board members with little or no grant-writing experience, will give you the confidence and know-how to develop a successful grant proposal.

Jack Smith, M.P.A., is a nationally recognized grant writer based in Atlanta, Georgia. Since 1987, his consulting practice has provided grant-writing services to more than 150 organizations, including the Huntington's Disease Society of America, Catholic Charities of Greater Atlanta, Y-Clubs of Georgia, Century Pacific Housing, and the Maine Center for Community Dental Health. He has taught grant-writing skills for the state governments of Connecticut, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Vermont and for agencies and clients of the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Cherokee Nation. Each year, more than 1,000 participants attend one of his full-day classes. He serves as adjunct instructor at the University of Georgia, Emory University, Duke University, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Management Institute.


Monday, October 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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$150 (6 contact hours/ 0.6 CEUs)
Abromson Center, 88 Bedford Street, USM Portland campus