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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

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.

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.
Accounting Fundamentals Series
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Accounting Fundamentals Series

$199

with Charlene Messier

Whether you're a sole proprietor looking to manage your business finances or you simply want to gain an understanding of accounting basics for career advancement or for personal use, the courses in this bundle will give you a solid foundation in financial matters. If you're interested in increasing your financial awareness while also gaining a marketable skill, this series of courses is perfect for you.

New start dates are available each month, call for information.

Accounting with QuickBooks Online Suite
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Accounting with QuickBooks Online Suite

$395

with Scott Paxton

This comprehensive course will teach you the basics of accounting with QuickBooks Online, the most widely used accounting software for small business owners. You'll master the basics double-entry bookkeeping and get hands-on experience handling accounts receivable, accounts payable, sales taxes and other common financial activities.

Suite bundles are not eligible for partial drops or refunds. Transfers to other open sessions of the same course are available. Please refer to your school for additional details regarding drops, transfers, and refunds on Suite bundles.

Basics of Bookkeeping
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Basics of Bookkeeping

$195

with Sharon DeFonteny

How do you keep track of the day-to-day financial transactions of a business?  Whether you are looking to advance in your career, or you’re an entrepreneur, (or maybe you are a part of a family business), this course will help you if you are looking to understand the numbers.  The Basics of Bookkeeping course will help you understand, and know how to record, every penny that comes into your business and every penny that goes out of your business.  This course shows you how to create a chart of accounts that meets your needs.   All of the money you spend, and all of the money you earn, have a place to go.  How do your record them?  What are debits and credits?  What do the numbers mean?  How do I label accounts?  Even if you outsource your bookkeeping needs, you should still have a basic understanding of what happens with the money earned and the money spent.  No one should be blind to his or her finances!  In this course, you will learn where the numbers go, and why!  You will learn the bookkeeping terminology as well as what it means to keep track of the numbers.  At the end of the cycle, what do the numbers mean?  The Basics of Bookkeeping will show you how to keep track of the numbers and why!

CEUs/ILUs: 1.6

Length (in hours): 16

This is a one-month course that begins each quarter: winter, spring, summer, fall.

Business Budgeting for Beginners
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Business Budgeting for Beginners

$115

with Scott Paxton

If the idea of creating a budget for your business, department, or project seems overwhelming, this course will alleviate all of those fears. Taught in an approachable and relatable format, this course walks you through the budgeting process so you can go from numbers averse to budgeting super-hero. The downloadable templates included in the course allow you to easily and quickly take what you learn and apply it to your job. The storytelling used throughout the course makes the topic more approachable and engaging so you can obtain the soft skills that will help you be successful implementing and tracking a budget in the real world. And finally, the course challenge is something that will pique your curiosity at the beginning of the course and provide motivation to complete the course and continue learning the material.

A company's budgeting process involves a lot more than just rows and columns of numbers on a spreadsheet. The reality is that budgeting is a sometimes organic and sometimes organized process. Most often, it's an equal mix of both in an attempt to add some level of certainty to an uncertain future. These processes are what we are going to explore in this course. You will be introduced to different strategies employed during the budgeting process, the techniques and tools that are commonly used to make budgeting forecasts, the components of a basic operating budget, and how businesses make certain decisions that may impact their budgeted amounts.

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant with CCMA Certification
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Certified Clinical Medical Assistant with CCMA Certification

$3,200

with Falecia Kaewthong

Medical Assistants are responsible for a variety of medical office tasks from administrative to technical and scientific duties and must have quality human relations skills.   Some of the job duties include cleaning and dressing wounds, taking blood samples, administering medications, taking vitals, preparing a patient for EKGs, obtaining a patient’s history, and assisting physicians during examinations.  Our program provides virtual reality style classroom work as well as traditional style teaching for a blended learning experience.  Practicals are performed during the program to ensure that the student has proper techniques and will be ready to pass the National Certification.  Upon completion of the program, you will sit for your CCMA (Clinical Certified Medical Assistant) national certification exams through NHA. Tuition includes national certification, 6 practice exams, online study guide materials, books, resume assistance, and all other associated fees.  Externships may be available in your area. Payment plans are available for all medical certificate programs.

New grants are available for Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Tech, and CNA training programs, call us to see if you qualify for FREE training.

This training if offered in collaboration with The Academy of Medical Professions. The program takes place on-site in Rockport. Call our Adult Education office for more information.





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