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Taking Time to Take Care

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Jan 9, 2017 Advocacy, Career Mamma, Leadership, News, Photography, Storytelling , , , 1 Comment

Last year was great in so many ways and then not so great in a few other ways, especially toward the end of the year. I observed so much grief and loss, I felt like I had to cheerlead my way out of 2016. Several clients called me with big concerns over the funding trends that might [...]

Putting the “HAPPY” in Happy Halloween!

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Oct 31, 2016 Advocacy, Career Mamma, digital story telling, News, Photography, Storytelling, Technology, Video , , , , 0 Comments

It’s been a ridiculously busy post-summer/autumn season! Tons of grant writing opportunities, too much travel, tons of new clients and new projects for Arts In Action and no complaints at all! Even as I write this, I have some deadlines looming and a Halloween costume to throw together, but I didn’t want another day to [...]

When Grant Writing Equals Grant Winning!

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May 20, 2016 Advocacy, Career Mamma, Grant Writing, Leadership , , , 1 Comment

As a non-profit consultant that makes a majority of my income from preparing grant proposals for clients, I am often asked what constitutes a winning proposal. The quick answer is this, a formula that needs to become your agency’s priority. It looks like this: A passionate and well written proposal + a balanced and detailed project [...]

How NOT To Do It!

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Apr 9, 2016 Advocacy, Career Mamma, Grant Writing, Leadership, News, Photography, Storytelling , , , 0 Comments

In the early 90’s, I landed an internship at a progressive non-profit agency in New York City that served as an incubator to musicians, performance artists and multi disciplinary artists. I both loved and hated my experiences there. It was where I was first introduced to Adobe Photoshop, where I learned about the National Endowment [...]

Self-Determination is for Everyone!

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Feb 18, 2016 Advocacy, Career Mamma, News, Photography , , 0 Comments

How many of us live self-determined lives? How often do we take the time to map out our personal dreams and desires in a practical and realistic way? In Live Oak, Florida this January, two trainings were held that explored these questions and other topics related to Self-Determination. Diane White and myself are the trainers for [...]

Moving Toward Meaning

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Dec 22, 2015 Advocacy, Leadership, News, Storytelling , , , , , , 1 Comment

In the last two blog-posts, guest author Erin Dalton shared her poignant thoughts about blending instead of balance, a welcomed perspective for many of us who are busy beyond belief. This weekend I participated in a conversation that took the “blending theory” to another level. Every few months, and sometimes once a year, I remember [...]

Busy Is, As Busy Does…

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Nov 10, 2015 Advocacy, Career Mamma, digital story telling, Grant Writing, Leadership, News, Photography , , , , , 2 Comments

Because we have been busy, busy, busy at Arts In Action writing so many proposals, it’s been awhile since we have posted our grant wins…but recently we have received phenomenal news, I hope you don’t mind if we share… * $30,000 grant to UIH from the Merancas Foundation * $10,000 grant to UIH from ETS * $13,000 [...]