Individuals and organizations are finding writing grants that get funded takes developed skills and strategies. To assist grant writers, the UMaineHutchinson Center is once again offering the two-day workshop: Writing Winning Grant Proposals: Nuts, Bolts & Assembly.

Scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, August 13 & 14, each daily session will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a continental breakfast, lunch and all workshop materials included.

Many nonprofit organizations find themselves eligible for foundation, government or private sector grants, but are inexperienced in the process of constructing projects, writing proposals and winning these awards. This workshop offers a hands-on approach to future project development and will take participants step-by-step through the grant proposal generation process.

Dr. Frank Burtnett, veteran educator and nonprofit organization executive, will once again teach the grant-writing workshop. He has more than 25 years of direct service in various nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and community agencies. He is the author of numerous successful grant proposals and has assisted dozens of organizations to learn how grantmaking is done and how to prepare grant proposals. He has also been a proposal reviewer and evaluator for agencies,organization and related grant makers.

What do people who have taken the grant-writing workshop previously have to say? Following is some of their feedback: “Frank’s personality made the experience a good one  — mix of teaching, anecdotes, humor made of varied experiences in nonprofit/grant making world added immeasurably to the experience.”

Another workshop participant had this to say, “This workshop was very helpful. It answered questions and created new ones. I guess that’s what learning is all about.” “Thank you so much. I’ve taken grant-writing workshops before … but I got the most by far from this one.”

To register or for a copy of the grant-writing brochure, contact Nancy Boyington at the Hutchinson Center, 338-8002 or Or visit the website at: