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Focus on Grant Writing: Tools for Success

Apr. 8, 2020, 9am-4pm


This event is offered in partnership with the Maine Association of Nonprofits and the Maine Philanthropy Center

Does your nonprofit want to seek grants as a tactic to secure funding? This full-day interactive workshop will provide an overview of the tools that beginners need to succeed.

In this workshop, participants will gain knowledge of the:

  • Philanthropic landscape in Maine and nationally
  • Principles of fundraising
  • Universal components included in grant proposals
  • Principles of research and resources available to find grant funding opportunities
  • Keys to writing an effective proposal

Participants will leave with a greater understanding of how grant proposals fit into their funding strategy, practical tools for writing, and the inspiration to take the next step.

Who Should Attend
This beginner-level workshop is best suited to people who are new to grant seeking with little to no experience. Workshop registration capacity is limited to ensure that we have opportunities for participation and discussion.

About the Presenter 
Ellen Maling
has worked in the nonprofit sector, as an internal and external consultant to organizations and trainer, for over 25 years in New England, Southeast Asia, and Alaska. With an MBA and diverse and eclectic career as a guide, fund development professional and senior-level director roles, Ellen is a management generalist who has supported organizations to secure over $10M through proposals, major gifts, and individual donations. Her business, Merrymeeting Management Solutions, delivers best practices in organizational effectiveness, management, fund development, and capacity building to her clients. She lives in Brunswick.

Cost (includes breakfast + lunch)

  • $275 MANP and/or MPC Members / $315 Non-members
  • Early Bird Discount for Members! MANP and MPC Members receive $25 off until 2/28 - you do not need to be members of both organizations to receive discount!
  • Not sure if you're a member? Check if you're a member of MANP here or a member of MPC here.
  • Scholarships available! Apply here before registering.
To Register

In order to receive a full refund for this event, please contact us no later than March 29th. Substitutes for registered participants are welcome - please let us know who to expect. Confirmed, unpaid registrants who do not attend or provide the required notice of cancellation will be invoiced. No refunds are available after March 29th. This policy also applies to registrants who have received scholarships.

Inclement Weather
In the event of inclement weather and we need to cancel this event, MANP will notify registrants via email no later than 3pm on April 7th. If we do not cancel and you are uncomfortable making the drive, please notify us by phone message or email at Learn@NonprofitMaine.org and a partial credit will be issued for a future program.

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Location: Clarion Hotel
1230 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04102
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