Getting Started with Databases & Research Tools

Getting Started with Databases & Research Tools

Starting grants research on your own is a daunting task. It’s the ever-ironic gift of the Internet: so much information at our fingertips, and yet it’s so hard to find the opportunities that fit your or your organization’s needs. In this blog post, I’ll be talking...
Solopreneurs – Kyoung’s Pacific Beat

Solopreneurs – Kyoung’s Pacific Beat

Throughout this month, we’ll be highlighting interviews with some of our fantastic “solopreneur” clients. For Benvenuti Arts, solopreneurs are solo artists and solo artist organizations that have carved their place in their respective artistry fields while also...
Solopreneurs – Hit the Lights!

Solopreneurs – Hit the Lights!

Throughout this month, we’ll be highlighting interviews with some of our fantastic “solopreneur” clients. For Benvenuti Arts, solopreneurs are solo artists and solo artist organizations that have carved their place in their respective artistry fields while also...
Travel with Sarah…While We Talk About Budgets!

Travel with Sarah…While We Talk About Budgets!

Oh hi, there. I’ve found that using the word “budget” is a sure-fire way to have everyone run for the hills. So, while I share some of our favorite templates that make budgeting easier today, I’ll also share pictures of beautiful travel destinations to soften the...
What Makes a Good Grant Application

What Makes a Good Grant Application

When we first begin working with clients, many of them are struggling to understand why their grants haven’t been successful. All of our clients are creatives, many of whom write creatively, and so the confusion is compounded: why is my writing effective as a...
Tips for Cultivating Funder Relationships

Tips for Cultivating Funder Relationships

When I’m speaking with new clients, I try to rid myself of some of the jargon and shorthand we use in fundraising. Even so, I am a mere mortal nonprofit fundraiser, and so some always sneak through. One word is “funder.” Whenever I begin to talk about foundations,...
How Do Funders Judge Grant Applications?

How Do Funders Judge Grant Applications?

When you are applying for grants, it can feel a bit like you’re trying to solve a mysterious puzzle without knowing what the final image is supposed to be. Many writers begin to make some false assumptions as they stumble through the dark. Advice & Experience from...

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