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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 [...]

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 [...]

Our Encouraging Universe of Good!

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Jun 9, 2015 Advocacy, Illustration, Leadership, News, Photography, Storytelling , , 4 Comments

I would not describe myself as a religious person, but I would say that I am spiritual. For decades I have, in intervals, observed actions implemented by folks that were seemingly overtly righteous and selfish at the time, and the ultimate chain reactions to those actions, over time, played out in a way that was [...]