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SMART Scopes of Work: a Program and Workshop for Grantors, Grantees, Lenders, Borrowers and Consultants

  • October 20, 2023
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 8 Venture Ave, Brunswick, ME and online via Zoom


  • ACE Members registration
  • ACE Members registration
  • This option is for a Prospective ACE member or someone that would just like to attend a particular meeting as a Guest. All are welcome!
  • This option is for a Prospective ACE member or someone that would just like to attend a particular meeting as a Guest. All are welcome!

This program and workshop will equip consultants, businesses, grantors and lenders businesses with the tools and knowledge they need to draft and evaluate scopes of work for all MTI grants.  It will also educate members of grant and loan committees, inside and outside MTI, on what they should look for before approving funding.    The presentation portion of the program features ACE Vice President Carrie Green Yardley, Esq., and Emily Braley, Program Director for MTI's Maine Entrepreneurial Resource Corps.   The workshop portion, led by ACE and MTI faculty, will be a hands-on exercise critiquing a scope of work, and drafting a new one.

About Our Speakers:

Emily Braley is a Maine native and holds a BA in Religion and a BA/MA in from the University of Florida (Go Gators!). Her desire to study economics stems from her passion for economic development in Maine as well as internationally. She has volunteered in community development projects around the globe, including India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Nepal. She is currently an ambassador to an economic development NGO, PISC-Nepal, located in Kathmandu, Nepal. Additionally, Emily has worked with USAID to research and develop a gender analysis used to direct gender mainstreaming into USAID/Mongolia’s programming efforts. Though much of her experience has been international, she is excited to be back in her beautiful home state to support Maine

Carrie Yardley is the owner of Yardley Esq. and one of the hardest working members of ACE.  Carrie has two decades' experience as a lawyer and has been a member of the Maine Bar since 1997. An active member of the Maine community, she has served as a board members for numerous organizations, where she is frequently known as Carrie Green Yardley. Her experience resolving conflicts in courts, administrative proceedings and arbitrations provides a solid basis for counseling clients on how to avoid conflict pro-actively through planning, negotiation and documentation. She received her BA, with honors, from Wesleyan University, and her JD from Boston University School of Law.

The Facts...


This meeting will be a hybrid event live at the MTI office in Brunswick, 8 Venture Ave., Brunswick, ME and via Zoom.  The in-person fee of $25 is cover the costs of the refreshments and the workshop.  The zoom fee is to encourage people to choose the in-person option if possible and if you are new startup business looking for help the charge is $0.

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