USM Hosts Grantsmanship Course for Nonprofits

2/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

March 4-8 | Marillac Center

(Leavenworth, Kan.)—The University of Saint Mary will host a Grantsmanship Training Program March 4-8 at the Marillac Center on the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth campus. This five-day workshop for grantseekers at public and private nonprofit organizations takes participants through the entire grants process, from identifying the right funders to preparing airtight grant applications.

The course will be presented by The Grantsmanship Center, which has trained thousands of staff from private nonprofit organizations and government agencies, throughout the United States, as well as in Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean, since 1972. 

The Grantsmanship Training Program uses Listen & Discuss, Do & ReviewTM curriculum, proven to maximize retention. Throughout the workshop, participants put into practice what they are learning. Because the training focuses on the specific needs of the individual participants and provides personal attention, registration is limited to 30. Tuition for the Grantsmanship Training Program is $895 ($845 for each additional registration from the same organization). A limited number of partial scholarships are available for qualified agencies.

For more information about the training site and affordable rates for room accommodations and meals contact Sharon Clay, USM’s alumni & events coordinator, at 913-758-6108 or at [email protected].

“The University of Saint Mary is hosting this program as a community service,” Clay said. “As a private university, we know the funding challenges facing many local nonprofits, and we believe that well-planned programs—like those that The Grantsmanship Center training emphasizes—are the key to increased grant support for groups like ours.”

To register for the Grantsmanship Training Program, to get more information, or to apply for a partial scholarship, contact The Grantsmanship Center at (800) 421-9512 or