Tips from a Foundation Insider: How to Avoid Common Mistakes and Make Your Best Case in Writing Proposals to Foundations

Tips from a Foundation Insider: How to Avoid Common Mistakes and Make Your Best Case in Writing Proposals to Foundations

Even the best fundraisers, writers, journalists, and researchers sometimes fall short when they try to communicate the importance and excitement of their work to foundations. Common mistakes include misunderstanding the goals the funder is pursuing in your field, failing to tell an engaging story, being unclear about your strategy and desired change, and providing too much or too little illustrative detail.

Blights Out for Mayor Kickstarter Campaign

Blights Out for Mayor Kickstarter Campaign

Last year, we ran for President. (Kinda.) Now, Blights Out is running for Mayor! (Sort of!) While Blights Out isnโ€™t planning a collective occupation of the Mayorโ€™s office (yet), we are launching a year-long creative campaign called โ€˜Blights Out for Mayorโ€™โ€“โ€“a series of 12 billboards and 5 yard sign designs that call for and suggest entry points into a Truth and Reconciliation process that would redress the racist/classist/disaster capitalist policies and values imposed after Katrina. These messages seek to expand the horizon of our political imaginary, calling us to reevaluate our societyโ€™s relationship to property, land, and money. It is a call to action, a call to #PutHousingFirst.Click here to change this text

Americans for the Arts: Funding Bill Cuts $5 million from NEA

Americans for the Arts: Funding Bill Cuts $5 million from NEA

By Americans for the Arts

Today, the U.S. House Interior Appropriations Committee advanced a bill to provide funding for our nationโ€™s natural and cultural resources, proposing $145 million to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for FY2018. This is a $5 million cut from current levels and $10 million less than the request supported by a record number of members of Congress this year.

Southern Filmmakers Convene in Durham

Southern Filmmakers Convene in Durham

On the heels of the Full Frame Film Festival, Durham, NC continues to foster a thriving documentary community. Documentarians from the South and beyond will gather June 9 โ€“ 11, 2017 for the annual Southern Documentary Fund (SDF) Artists Convening.