Writer #13966
Kansas City, MO
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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.


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Industry Projects

  • Health50+
  • Music50+
  • Non Profit0

Summary of Industry Experience


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.

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.

Product Projects

  • Grant/Proposal100+

Summary of Product Experience


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.

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