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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 [...]

Really… Have You Walked in My Bunny Slippers?

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Mar 2, 2016 Advocacy, Career Mamma, Colors, Illustration, News , , , 1 Comment

Being a parent is at once the most wonderful and stressful experience in many persons’ lives. The wonder and the worry that accompany the raising of a child never ceases to amaze me. Thankfully, a myriad of modern amenities have emerged to help with the day-to-day challenges of parenting. Things like video baby monitors, minivans [...]

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, Career Mamma, 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 [...]