HAMLET — Former attorney, community college instructor, grant writer and business owner Gypsie Murdaugh will lead a free two-part seminar at Richmond Community College to teach people how to seek and procure funding for a nonprofit organization.
The seminars, “Grant Writing – Part 1,” will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7, and “Grant Writing – Part 2,” will be Thursday, Nov. 9. Free and open to the public, both seminars will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cole Auditorium on the college’s main campus in Hamlet.
Murdaugh has more than 20 years of experience in finding funding, writing grants and preparing proposals that work. Participants will learn how to find resources for grants; how to complete a grant application; how to write effective proposals for grants; and how to sell their visions to funding sources.
“Many times nonprofits have amazing visions and missions of how to help marginalized people and yet struggle to find funding or someone who believes in their cause,” Murdaugh said. “I will share information that ensures these organizations there are funding resources.”
Murdaugh is a certified counselor and consultant for nonprofits throughout the Carolinas. She has procured millions of dollars in grants during the last 20 years and has been teaching grant-writing techniques since 1989.
The seminar is sponsored by the Small Business Center of RichmondCC. Register online at www.ncsbc.net, or contact Butch Farrah, Small Business Center director, at 910-410-1687 or firstname.lastname@example.org or. Pre-registration is preferred but walk-ins are welcome.