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Achieve Your Goals
with Jill Parker
This course explores how to effectively set personal and professional goals and how to create strategies to achieve those goals. We explore the difference between idea and execution and participants learn tools to stay on track through smart objectives and accountability.
Microsoft Excel 2016 - Basics
with Dorothy Prescott
Widely used in office settings, knowledge of Excel 2016 will enhance employment possibilities. This course teaches the basic setup and use of spreadsheets to new users, or can be taken by Excel users wishing to refresh their skills. Included are editing and formatting of cells and the use of basic formulas.
Become an Online Business Powerhouse
with Branden Densmore
Learn how to create branded LIVE videos on Facebook. Get the edge on competition using an ultimate Facebook video hack, expanding your influence to Pinterest, YouTube, Linked-in, and Instagram. Take your business to the next level and hit the ground running using Square and PayPal to collect payments. Set up Mailchimp and become a confident and ethical online seller! This course requires that you have some related computer skills including some experience with the sites we will be working with.
QuickBooks 2019 – Introduction to Online Version
with Dorothy Prescott
Learn to navigate one of the most widely used accounting software applications - QuickBooks. This program is an enormous aid in paying bills, invoicing, tracking expenses and creating reports to manage your small business or company better. This course will include hands-on experience and will use QuickBooks Online Version.
Presenting With Confidence
with Jill Parker
This course will provide tools to effectively organize and prepare presentations with a focus on confidence in subject matter and effective facilitation skills. Participants will learn tricks to minimize anxiety and improve overall confidence in public speaking.
Writing Winning Grant Proposals
with Frank Burtnett
This course will present strategies that nonprofit organizations can utilize to develop proposals for external funding by foundations, agencies, organizations and corporations. Emphasis will be 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. The first two classes will cover 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. There will then be a one-week break during which participants will work on a draft of their proposal, the instructor will be available for consultation via email for this week. 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. Class will also address submission and follow-up strategies. Class meets for 2 hours/night for the first two classes, 3 hours for the third class. Class does not meet on 10/5. Topics covered include: • Grant makers and funding sources • Learning about grants, contracts and gifts • Terminology and definitions • Grant making in the current economic climate • Resources for grant seekers including national, state and local • Dissecting grant guidelines and request for proposals • Varied methods of grant acquisition – Targeting the right source • Types of projects • Program/project development model • Anatomy of a proposal • Importance of accountability, evaluation and dissemination • Developing a budget • Writing strategies and tips for separating your grant proposal from the competition • Submitting the proposal • Grant proposal as seen by reviewer/evaluator