Author and Grant Writer Offers Classes Throughout the US

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Valerie Mann has obtained over $112,000,000 for her clients during her 34-year career. Learn the secrets and techniques of how to garner major grants.

Grant Writing Seminars to be Held Throughout the U.S.
Valerie Mann of Fruitland, Maryland, author of Getting Your Share of the Pie-The Complete Guide to Finding Grants (Praeger, 2010), is giving a series of seminars based on how to find grants and write compelling grant applications. The seminars are based on the content of the book and discuss identifying the need, designing successful projects, grant searches, developing a funding strategy, writing the proposal, and grant administration. Contact Ms. Mann at 410-546-3801 or at vjmann(at)comcast(dot)net to schedule a seminar for your group or area. She will be happy to come to your location and give a customized presentation of a full day or half day. Attendees at the seminars are offered a book discount.

This book was listed during the week of 1/10/11 as one of the 5 top business books in the Washington Post Online. It was also listed as a "Top Pick" in Livemint, which is part of the Wall Street Journal. Finally, it was featured prominently in the English language version of the Shanghai Daily.

getAbstract, a large, international, well-respected reviewer of business books, has given Getting Your Share of the Pie-The Complete Guide to Finding Grants, a 5-star rating (the highest possible) on Amazon and a rating of 9 out of 10 on getAbstract's internal rating system. The book is featured prominently on getAbstract's web page as a top-ranked grant writing book. A five-page abstract of the book is available on the site ( The firm refers to itself as "the world's largest library of business book summaries.

These seminars have been well-attended and the participants have expressed a high level of satisfaction. The cost of these seminars includes materials comprising over 100 pages of grant-writing tips and "how-to" information. This material will allow the grant writer to access a number of tools which he or she can begin using immediately to start bringing in substantial amounts of funds. The book will be available for sale at a discount to seminar attendees. Past attendees have described the class as follows: "Fabulous class-I can't wait to read the book" and "Really a wonderful session-thank you so much". "Your presentation was top drawer. I have attended several other grant writing classes which were not worth the time or money."

Further testimonials are shown below:
"I recently took a half-day private class with Valerie Mann, and was extremely pleased with the results. I left the class with much information I could take back to my office and start using immediately. Since that time, I have felt much more confident in writing grant applications and my boss is thrilled with my new-found skills. She gave me the names of specific programs we could access for needed equipment and personnel, along with information on how to apply, the deadlines, writing tips, etc. The value of this class was far, far in excess of what we paid for it!" - Bernice Evans, Maryland

"I attended a 3-hour seminar given by Ms. Mann covering project design and grant searches. The information was presented in a very straightforward, easy-to-understand fashion. She helped to take some of the 'mystery' out of grant-seeking and made it seem not nearly so daunting. I was very pleased with the content and presentation and would certainly attend another of her seminars." - Lisa Ludwig, Maryland

Ms. Mann has worked as a Grant Writer for the past 34 years, and has owned her own consulting business for the past 26 years. She has written approximately 750 grant applications over the course of her career, with 75-80% of those applications having been successful in winning $110,000,000 in funds. Her clients include municipalities, counties, law enforcement agencies, fire departments, and non-profits. She is a former City Council President of Fruitland, former President of the Lower Eastern Shore Mayors' Association, and former Treasurer of the Maryland Mayors' Association. Visit     The book is available at Amazon, at and at


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