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Kerri Thompson Frank

The Nonprofit Institute at the College of Southern Maryland’s will host a free virtual grant proposal seminar 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14.

The seminar will discuss local, state and federal grant submission process and participants will learn how to determine their funding needs; search for grants; develop a grant schedule; write, review, submit and report on grants.

The keynote speaker will be Kerri Thompson Frank, who is a graduate f St. Mary’s College of Maryland and a 30-year resident of St. Mary’s County. In 2013, Frank left teaching secondary English in St. Mary’s County Public Schools to begin work as a grant development professional for a local nonprofit and in 2017 she formed Leonardtown Grants, LLC, to assist nonprofits of all sizes with their fundraising strategies and goals. The green company uses modern technology to embed remote teleworkers in nonprofit programs to promote the retention of institutional knowledge and maintain fundraising momentum and averages $10 million in grant dollars raised each year for an array of nationwide nonprofit activities including health, education, historic preservation, and scientific research.

Registration is required.