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The Art of Grant Writing
With the challenges confronting the economy and funding and sponsorship opportunities for non-profits, everyone is asked to do more and become more entrepreneurial to support their organization. These workshops are a must for all novice and junior arts administrators, and artists in all disciplines who are launching or managing artist collectives and alternative spaces.
ArtCenter/ South Florida will help get you started or brush up your skills by providing three two-hour interactive workshops led by experienced grant writer and trainer, Lois B. Hoffman principal of The LB Hoffman Group, Inc.
Major points covered:
– Current trends in funding
– Identifying the right funder
– How to create an effective program design
– How to develop a persuasive need statement
– How to craft an effective and well written proposal and submit it for a final review
And much, much moreâ€¦
Saturday, May 2 from 1:00 â€“ 3:00 pm
Before you Write a Word and Developing a Fundable Program Design â€“ Some topics covered include: overview of foundation/government Relations; and successful program and workplan design
Â°Class Assignment: create a program workplan
Thursday, May 7 from 5:30 â€“ 7:30 pm
Writing the Proposal and Project Budget â€“ Some topics covered include: proposal narrative; budgets, cover letter and support materials
Â°Class Assignment â€“ write a proposal
Â°Deadline for submission of proposal is on Saturday, May 16th
Â°Grants will be reviewed through May 21st
Thursday, May 21 from 5:30 â€“ 7:30 pm
Once You Get Funded – Topics include: the award letter and contract; tracking your program reporting; and review of class proposals
ArtCenter/ South Florida
800 Lincoln Road @ Meridian Avenue Miami Beach
Advance registration suggested. For information and to register, 305.674.8278
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About the Instructor: Ms. Hoffman brings more than 20 years of experience to organizational development and fundraising. Lois served as a Major Gift Officer at Wellesley College and Director of Development for two of the schools research centers. In 1994 she joined the University of Miamiâ€™s School of Music as its Major Gifts Officer before becoming its Director of Development. In 1997 she founded the LB Hoffman Group to aid non-profit organizations in achieving their missions through capacity building services.
Ms. Hoffman has a BA, cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley. She has continued her education with courses in creative writing at FIU and the University of Albuquerque in New Mexico. Prior to her work as a consultant, Lois worked professionally throughout the United States as a choreographer/director and served as an adjunct faculty member at The Boston Conservatory of Music and Dean Junior College in Massachusetts.