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Resource Development: Grant-Writing Workshop

Resource Development: Grant-Writing Workshop

Thursdays 10 AM – 12 PM

July 8, 2021

July 15, 2021

July 27, 2021

What will be covered?

Workshop Outcomes

Overview of philanthropic landscape and nonprofit fundraising strategies

Overview of grants writing and grants management.

What makes a grant application successful?

Foundation funding versus corporate sponsorship

Grant application review

 

The Alliance’s grant-writing workshops have been “Redesigned for our New Normal”. The resource development workshops, now virtual, will enhance your understanding of the grant-writing process and give you the tools necessary to improve your success rate with winning proposals!

Who Should Attend?

Anyone from novices to experienced development directors, executive directors, and board members, and artists. The fundraising landscape is changing, and you can prepare yourself and your organizations for an evolving climate.

Space is limited to 3 per organization and it is IDEAL for board members to attend with staff!!!

Who is Facilitating?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle Bibbs

A philanthropy professional experienced in fundraising and grant-making in the public and private sectors. Michelle is skilled in building capacity in Fundraising Strategy and Management; Grant Review and Evaluation; Major Gifts; Strategic Planning; Board Development; and Special Events in Arts and Culture, Education and Human Services organizations. Michelle has over 20 years of experience working with local and national non-profits and arts organizations. Michelle is a graduate of Northwestern University.

 

 

 

 

Maggy Fouche’

Maggy Fouché has been an active supporter and member of the Chicago cultural scene for over thirty years. After a successful career as a corporate marketing manager with personal care manufacturer Alberto Culver, she joined the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. There she managed marketing and related initiatives for the Grant Park Music Festival, the Chicago Cultural Center, city-wide events such as Chicago Artists Month and Chicago Summer Dance, and city-owned venues such as Maxim’s. Since 2017, she has combined her marketing acumen and love of the arts as a consultant in grant writing and fundraising.

Maggy also has extensive volunteer experience, serving for several years as a member of the Arts & Business Council’s Business Volunteers for the Arts. She was Board Chair of Deeply Rooted Dance Theater from 2006-2011. From 2014-2019 she was a board member of See Chicago Dance, the marketing and advocacy organization for Chicago’s non-profit dance sector, serving as Vice-President from 2016-2019. Maggy has an MBA from the University of Southern California, a Certificate in Grant Writing from DePaul University, and is a member of the Chicago chapter of the Grant Professionals Association.

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What is the Cost?

For Alliance members, it is free!

This workshop is valued at $600, but for the small price of membership—the Alliance is able to bring quality education, training, and workshops to our community.

About the African American Alliance of Chicago

Professional Development Workshops

The African American Arts Alliance’s professional development program and workshops support African American artists and arts organizations in the visual arts, literary, music, film, technical, theater, and dance communities. The Alliance’s sole purpose is to advocate on behalf of our membership to ensure that they are represented as important contributors to the cultural fabric of our city and state and recognized as strong participants and recipients in the economic and funding arena.

African American Arts Alliance Mission

The mission of the African American Arts Alliance (Alliance) is to provide vital support to our membership of artists and arts organizations that strengthen and builds their capacity in the areas of marketing, promotion, development, organizational capacity, networking, and resource sharing. Our purpose is to advocate on behalf of our membership to ensure that they are represented as important contributors to the cultural fabric of our city and state and recognized as strong participants and recipients in the economic and funding arena.