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Operating a Successful Development Office

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!!!

Resource Development Workshops

What will be covered?

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
 

Dates:

September 29, 2021

October 6, 2021

 

Time:

10 am - 12:30 pm

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Michelle Bibbs has led fundraising and philanthropy programs for over twenty-five years at premier cultural institutions, universities, and human services agencies in the nonprofit and public sectors. Michelle has held senior level positions at the Chicago Urban League, DePaul University, DuSable Museum of African American History and Goodman Theatre and managed donor portfolios of individuals, foundations, corporations and government agencies.

Creating A Successful Marketing Plan

 

What will be covered?

This is a three-part workshop that focuses on:

 

•Attracting corporate sponsorships

 

•Utilizing and expanding social media to increase engagements

Dates:

October 29, 2021

November 12, 2021

November 19, 2021

 

Time:

10am - 12:30 pm

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Pamela Taylor An accomplished and results-oriented business executive, offers extensive domestic and international strategic marketing and business development experience from a cadre of major corporations, including NFL, Sears, United Airlines, Turner Broadcasting, BET, Hewlett-Packard, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s Corporation and, many other corporations.

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.

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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.