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Local Adult School Offers Grant Writing Class

Does your organization need a grant?  The nonprofit Adult School of the Chathams, Madison and Florham Park is offering a two-night seminar on all of the basics of grant writing.  The class will start on Thursday, October 13, 201 and it will explore resources for finding grant opportunities, the information needed to submit a successful grant, how to present it, and what to do after the funder makes a decision.  The class is being held at the Madison High School, 170 Ridgedale Avenue, Madison from 7:00PM – 9:00PM.  The cost is $50.00 per person plus a $10.00 registration fee.

The class instructor is Janice Alderman.  Ms. Alderman has been writing grants and working in the field of development for more than 25 years. She has been consulting for arts, social service, education organizations, with a focus on grant writing for the last 10 years. Prior to that, she was Vice President of Development for Children’s Aid and Family Services in Paramus, NJ and served as the Director of Development for Women in Cable and Telecommunications.

Secure online registration is available at or by calling 973-443-9222.  Register for more than one class at the same time and pay only one $10.00 registration fee.

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The fall term for The Adult School is underway.  However, many new classes in diverse subject areas will be starting in October and November.  View the catalog at or call 973-443-9222.

The Adult School is not funded by government or local school districts, and welcomes students of any race and of any nationality or ethnic origin.  There is no residence requirement for registration. 

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