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Feb 3, 2018 Advocacy, Career Mamma, feminism, Grant Writing, Leadership, News, Photography, Storytelling , , 1 Comment

I like healthy competitions as much as the next person. Of course these days, competition takes on the form of an RFP (Request for Proposal) or a vote driven-crowd funding campaign to support programming for one of my non-profit clients. But back in the day, I was a fierce tennis competitor who had dreams of [...]

Unintentional Bridge Burning

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Jan 14, 2018 Advocacy, Career Mamma, feminism, Grant Writing, Leadership, Photography, Storytelling , , , , , , 0 Comments

Are you burning bridges without even knowing it? Are you confused sometimes when you get a less than enthusiastic reply from a donor, grant funder, supervisor, colleague, direct report or a vendor? Have projects that you thought were on course, suddenly explode, leaving you flabbergasted and defeated? If so, it may be time to examine [...]

Third World, My World?

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Jan 7, 2018 Advocacy, Career Mamma, feminism, Grant Writing, Internship Wisdom, Leadership , , , , 10 Comments

In a recent meeting with a board member of an international non-profit, I was asked a question that stopped me in my tracks. “Grace, have you ever lived in a third world country?” My initial response was defensive, and mumbly, and I was immediately ashamed as I blundered through an explanation that was part apology [...]

Flexible Response and a Plan of Action

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Sep 29, 2017 Advocacy, Grant Writing, Leadership , , , , , , 0 Comments

Disaster Recovery = Flexible Response + A Plan Of Action Pinellas County, Florida This month working with The Humane Society of Pinellas (HSP) we demonstrated that a big part of creating the smoothest and quickest path to recovery from the damage endured by Hurricane Irma was about our immediate response both with the communications department and with our [...]

Commander in Tweets, Leading Through the Tangled Webs of Social Media

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Mar 6, 2017 Advocacy, Career Mamma, Colors, digital story telling, Grant Writing, Illustration, Leadership , , , , , , , 2 Comments

During a casual weekend phone chat with my buddy, Artist and Art Gallery Owner Sarah Ellen Smith, we galloped into a topic that has been on my mind a great deal. The diminishing focus on engaging truthful storytelling, and the emphasis on catchy headline and byline communications have us both very worried about our country’s [...]

An Eye Opening Internship!

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Jul 21, 2016 Advocacy, Grant Writing, Internship Wisdom, Leadership, News, Storytelling , , , , , , 0 Comments

The past few weeks working at Arts In Action have been amazing! It has really been a hands on experience and I have been able to learn so much. It may seem obvious to others, but what I have learned is a lot of work goes into non-profits, more than I originally thought. One is in [...]

La Vita è Bella!

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Jul 7, 2016 Advocacy, Grant Writing, Internship Wisdom, Leadership, News, Travel , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Hi! I’d like to introduce myself, I’m Beca Kubak and I am going to be a junior in college this fall! I study Economics and Marketing and then will minor in Retailing. I am so happy to call myself a Gamecock and love attending the University of South Carolina. In the beginning of my summer [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]