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Wayne C

Writer #13966

Profile Summary
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Completed Orders 10
Revisions/Order 0.90
Repeat Clients 67%
Last Login 8/3/2016
Location Kansas City, MO
Education Masters Degree
Status Inactive
Asset Type
Summary of Experience
Wayne C. is a GPC certified grant professional with over 20 years of experience in grant writing, bringing in millions of dollars for nonprofits in human services and the arts. He has also written appeal letters, newsletter articles, brochures, performance programs, press releases, social media posts, book reviews, film reviews, biographies, and many other types of material.
Grant applications, brochures and other collateral materials, newsletters, book reviews, film reviews, biographies, press releases, exhibition catalogs, performing arts programs, appeal letters, case statements, social media postings. Proficient in proofreading and copyediting.
Reading; writing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; visual and performing arts; current events; LGBT history and issues; movies; restaurants; self-improvement; spirituality; pets; volunteering.
University of North Carolina-Greensboro MFA Writing Program, Fiction, MFA (Master of Fine Arts)

Wayne studied under Fred Chappell and other noted writers in this prestigious MFA program. He served as a graduate teaching assistant, was published in The Greensboro Review, and for his thesis completed his first novel.

Michigan State University Liberal Arts, B.A.

Wayne is a graduate of the prestigious Honors College at Michigan State University. Over the course of four years he studied widely in literature, creative writing, art history, languages, psychology and philosophy. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa in the top one percent of his class.

Association Memberships
Grant Professionals Association As an active member of the Grant Professionals Association, Wayne has attended local chapter meetings, served on the local chapter board and on several committees, and participated in Regional and National Conferences.

Grant Professional Certified (GPC) Grant Professional Certification Institute
Wayne passed the certification exam for the GPC in 2010. This certification must be renewed every three years. In order to be re-certified, the grant professional must show evidence of successful grant proposals, participation in the GPA at national and local levels, and volunteerism. He was re-certified in 2013. His next certification date is November 2016.

Projects by Industry
Non Profit

Wayne has worked in the nonprofit sector for 30 years, starting at the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority and then moving into the field of health care and human services. As he became proficient in grant writing, he moved into positions in the field of arts and culture.


Wayne began working in healthcare in administrative assistant positions beginning in 1990. He began to accrue experience as a grant writer, and in 2001 he was hired as the first full-time grant writer for Kansas City Hospice.


As Grants Manager at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, I wrote grant proposals for specific productions as well as for education programs and general operating support. Our funders included nationwide foundations such as the Hearst Foundations and the Aaron Copland Fund for Music. Though I had little knowledge of opera when I started in this position, I became proficient at describing the histories and impact of a wide variety of operas, from early to contemporary works. I also made the case for the importance of in-school music education.

Projects by Asset Type

Over the past 20 years, Wayne has worked as a grant professional for several nonprofit organizations. In three positions he served as grants manager, assuming responsibility for all phases of grant programs from prospect research to writing final grant reports.

Projects by Writing Style

Throughout his career in the nonprofit sector, Wayne has written many materials in an easy-to-read, conversational style. These have ranged from grant proposal narratives to presentations for large audiences. The excerpt below is from a brief article entitled "Writing a Successful Grant Proposal." Using a conversational writing style is an excellent strategy for keeping a reader (or listener) engaged and enlightened,


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