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...
Introducing the Benvenuti Arts Membership!

Introducing the Benvenuti Arts Membership!

I am so excited to finally share with you all the new Benvenuti Arts Membership Program! We created this program out of the many conversations I’ve had with independent artists and small companies in the last year. For many, there is a need for assistance with...
Government Grant Season Survival Tips

Government Grant Season Survival Tips

While we’re all feeling festive and enjoying the holiday season, I’m here to remind you that the second-most wonderful time of year is right around the corner for those of you in New York City: Government Grant Season (GGS)! *deep breaths* But seriously, in this wild...
Meet the Benvenuti Arts Team!

Meet the Benvenuti Arts Team!

Previously on the BA blog, you heard about how we work remotely to bring you the best arts nonprofit solutions we can offer. Now, meet the team behind the screen! Sarah Benvenuti A Little About Me: Oh hi there! I’m Sarah, the founder of Benvenuti Arts. While I...
To Holiday Campaign or Not Holiday Campaign

To Holiday Campaign or Not Holiday Campaign

I know you’ve just started slipping into those cozy fall sweaters, drinking your first pumpkin spice lattes of the season, but I’m here to sound the alarm: HOLIDAY FUNDRAISING SEASON IS COMING. This time of year always moves quickly, and between COVID-related madness...
Tips for Working from Home With a Team

Tips for Working from Home With a Team

We’re launching this blog in the midst of a massive change to how many of us do business because of COVID-19. A year ago, many of us in the performing arts would not have imagined most of our staff working remotely, let alone creating and performing remotely. While...

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