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Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes: The Difference + How to Write Them for Successful Grant Proposals

All grant proposals are different. Some have strict requirements and lengthy lists of questions. Others ask very few questions and don’t require much in the way of hard metrics. But regardless of what type of proposals you may be working on at this moment in time, there is one thing I can say with certainty:…

Save Our Stages & PPP Part 2: The Next Round of Relief Funding

Last year many arts and culture nonprofits struggling to cope with closures and restrictions in the wake of COVID-19 were able to take advantage of multiple relief grants and funding, chief among them funds made available through the CARE Act and forgivable loans that were part of the Paycheck Protection Program (known as ‘PPP’).  …

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Grant Writers as Agents of Change

Lately, I’ve engaged in multiple conversations with fellow grant professionals and colleagues in the nonprofit space about the issues and challenges facing our country right now. From #MeToo to BLM to COVID-19 to the 2020 election, many things are changing and evolving in our world. And of course, that means changes to the nonprofit sector,…

NEA: Arts & Artifacts 2020

The NEA has released details on the next round of funding for their ‘Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Program: International Indemnity’ grant.   Although only certain organizations and objects are eligible, if your organization is a museum or has an interest in running exhibitions, this may be one to take a look at. The NEA website…