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Writing Winning Grant Proposals

$75

with Frank Burtnett

Calendar Sep 12, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 4 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 9/27. 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

Captains License Information Night

Free

with John Coffin

Calendar Sep 21, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you interested in obtaining a Captain’s License? Through local instructor John Coffin, the Captain School Key West (CSKW) offers the Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV), commonly called the 6-Pack course. Want to learn the differences between the methods of completing the course requirements; Traditional face-to-face Classroom (56 hours), Blended (30 hours online and 28 hours classroom, or the recent Coast Guard Approved Online course? These information sessions will answer those and additional questions you may have about obtaining the license. This information session is free, but please register in advance so the instructor knows how many individuals will be attending.

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Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

$100

with Andrew Eckman

Calendar Sep 22, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks
NOTE: This course does NOT contain a first aid component. There will be concise, current information given on what signs to look for and what treatment steps to take during an emergency, including how to perform CPR and use an AED, resuscitation mask, and bag-valve-mask resuscitator. We will cover bloodborne and airborne diseases, including precautions to take in response to COVID-19. We will also focus on soft skills, with additional coverage related to team-based resuscitation. MUST ATTEND ALL CLASS SESSIONS.

Captains License Information Night

Free

with John Coffin

Calendar Sep 28, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you interested in obtaining a Captain’s License? Through local instructor John Coffin, the Captain School Key West (CSKW) offers the Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV), commonly called the 6-Pack course. Want to learn the differences between the methods of completing the course requirements; Traditional face-to-face Classroom (56 hours), Blended (30 hours online and 28 hours classroom, or the recent Coast Guard Approved Online course? These information sessions will answer those and additional questions you may have about obtaining the license. This information session is free, but please register in advance so the instructor knows how many individuals will be attending.

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Entrepreneurship Workshop - Starting a Business

$75

with Jim Potter West Bay Rotary

Calendar Sep 28, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
West Bay Rotary Club of Camden and Five Town CSD Adult Education will present its 2022 class in Entrepreneurship for people who are interested in starting their own businesses. Topics will cover the legal aspects of starting a business, financing a startup, accounting and tax issues, writing business plans, sales and marketing, and managing a business, plus a discussion of traits commonly found in successful entrepreneurs. Class speakers and panel discussion members will be West Bay Rotary members who either own or have owned their own businesses. Deadline to sign up for this class is 9/23.
Captain License Course OUPV/Six-Pack Level with Master Upgrade
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Captain License Course OUPV/Six-Pack Level with Master Upgrade

$1,045

with John Coffin

Calendar Oct 5, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This course qualifies students for a Coast Guard license to operate vessels carrying up to six passengers for hire (OUPV). The fee includes access to the Blended OUPV Course using Captain School Key West’s Learning Management System, charts, navigation tools, and the USCG-approved and accepted test. Online 30 hours start on October 5, 2022, and run through November 16, 2022. Students’ progress will be mentored online by the instructor, and students have assignments to complete. During this time, there will be 16 hours of online mentoring and coaching on Zoom, Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Once online requirements are complete, there will be 16 hours of required in-person classroom sessions. The classroom sessions conclude with the administration of the four (4) Coast Guard approved and required examinations.

Standard First Aid, CPR, AED

$85

with Andrew Eckman

Calendar Oct 13, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks
There will be an emphasis on life-threatening conditions and a focus on critical life-saving skills; decision tables that provide a concise summary of what signs to look for and what treatment steps to take during an emergency. We will also cover current information on CPR, AED, injuries, and illnesses, new and updated content on hemorrhage control, opioid overdose response, compression-only CPR, and COVID-19. MUST ATTEND ALL CLASS SESSIONS.

Airbnb, How to Open and Run One Well

$30

with Debra Arter

Calendar Nov 10, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Did you know that the number of people turning to Airbnb for lodging in Maine has almost doubled in the past two years? The revenue earned by Airbnb owners in Maine was roughly $40 million last year. If you have entertained the idea of turning your guest bedroom into a short term rental this is a class not to miss. Debra has operated River Escape for four years in Damariscotta as an active and popular AirBnb. She has put together a packet with good information and will present an online class using slides, live broadcast and on-line web demonstration. Topics discussed will be ordinance, insurance, actual events, payment considerations, communication, Covid regulations etc.




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