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Writing Well

One of the things you get a lot of practice doing when taking on this kind of work is writing – for grant applications, press materials, other supporting documents. There are a few things I have learned along the way, and they may not necessarily be what would get you through a masters writing program, but they seem to work for me: 1. Love the outline. Put down the list of things you want or need to address in your proposal* and then reorganize that…

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Where’s the puppy?

There’s a saying in the non-profit world regarding fundraising efforts. The question is “where’s the puppy?” The lovely beeble, ready for her vacation, originally uploaded by evemosher. What that means is ‘show me what I am paying for’ and ‘make it compelling.’ Ultimately it also means appeal to my heart, not my mind. If you are embarking on a fundraising drive, make sure you let people know what they are paying for and why. The best way to do that is to give concrete examples…

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Artiscycle Platform

My friend, Chris Kennedy was interviewing me for a project he is working on – one which will be valuable to artists who work in communities. The working project information is on his site. The summary or basic premise is that he is looking to archive and codify the work that artists are creating in communities and through that provide a tool for educators and non-profit organizations to connect with art and or artists to help realize their goals. While a pretty huge undertaking, the…

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