CAMDEN – 5 Town CSD Adult & Community Education will offer Writing Winning Grant Proposals, a four-week course on 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. T class will spend 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 is a veteran counselor, school and college educator, educational association officer and independent consultant. At various points in his career, 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.

The class meets at Camden Hills Regional High School, 25 Keelson Drive, Rockport, Sept 13, 20 and Oct. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. (the 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 ivetowns.maineadulted.org/course/writing-winning-grant-proposals/.