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Writing Winning Grant Proposals

$75

with Frank Burtnett

Calendar Sep 21, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

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

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016
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Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016

$109

with ed2go online

If you work with numbers, you need to master Microsoft Excel 2016! This hands-on course will teach you dozens of shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully-formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently. You will also learn the secrets behind writing powerful mathematical formulas and discover how to use the function wizard to quickly and automatically calculate statistics, loan payments, future value, and more.

In addition, you will get tips on sorting and analyzing data, designing custom charts and graphs, creating three-dimensional workbooks, building links between files, endowing your worksheets with decision-making capabilities, and automating frequently-repeated tasks with macros and buttons. You will also learn Excel 2016 features, including Quick Analysis, Flash Fill, and new charting capabilities.

This is not a tutorial, but an in-depth class. By the time you're done, you will be using this vital Office 2016 application like a pro.

This course has rolling start dates.  Click here for dates, syllabus, instructor information, and to register.

Introduction to QuickBooks 2019
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Introduction to QuickBooks 2019

$115

with ed2go online

From business owners to independent bookkeepers, millions use QuickBooks for payroll, inventory, reports, and other accounting needs. Now you can learn to manage your finances with QuickBooks in this introductory online course.

Introduction to QuickBooks 2019 is designed for those new to QuickBooks or those wanting a refresher with the latest version. You will learn how QuickBooks makes it easy to set up a chart of accounts; create and print invoices, receipts, and statements; track your payables, inventory, and receivables, and generate reports.

This class has rolling start dates, click here to view dates, syllabus, instructor bio and to register.

Quickbooks 2019 Series
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Quickbooks 2019 Series

$175

with ed2go online

Understanding QuickBooks is one of the top skills a small business owner needs to successfully run their business. If you are a busy professional that wants to oversee your bookkeeping and accounting, the QuickBooks 2019 Series will teach you how to use this popular accounting software.

Introduction to QuickBooks 2019

The introductory course will teach you the basics of QuickBooks 2019. You will learn how to reconcile accounts, enter and pay bills, track inventory, and generate reports. By course completion, you will know how to automate several common bookkeeping tasks, and ultimately streamline your business.

Intermediate QuickBooks 2019

Many experienced QuickBooks users often struggle when applying certain business situations to QuickBooks. The Intermediate course will teach you more in-depth features and applications, which is ideal if your business is growing. It is designed for those QuickBooks users that have a firm understanding of the basics, or those that successfully completed the Introduction to QuickBooks course.

This course has rolling start dates.  Click here to view dates, read the syllabus and instructor information, and register.

 





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