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July 2011 (3 posts)

Funding Opportunity for Emerging Arts Leaders in California
July 20, 2011

Nexgenarts    The following post is from the Foundation Center's blog Philanthropy Front and Center-San Francisco regarding arts funding:

The Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI), in partnership with the James Irvine and William and Flora Hewlett foundations have announced the next round of the NextGen Arts Initiative. The NextGen Arts program is offering professional development grants to individual emerging arts leaders and arts organizations to support their emerging arts leadership. 

NextGen Arts Professional Development grants provide up to $1,000 to emerging arts leaders throughout California to enroll in workshops, attend conferences locally and nationally, or to work with consultants and coaches to build the administrative skills needed to lead the nonprofit arts sector of tomorrow.

Arts administrators, artists and board members between the ages of 18 and 35 are encouraged to take the NextGen Survey, which is providing valuable data to arts funders and program providers about the needs of California's emerging arts leaders. Completion of the survey fulfills one of the eligibility requirements to apply for the NextGen Professional Development grant. This grant has a rolling application deadline on the 15th of each month.



Exciting News! The FDO Mobile App Is Here
July 18, 2011

The Foundation Center has launched the Foundation Directory Mobile iPhone app for FDO Professional. While anyone may download the app for free from the App Store, only Professional subscribers will be able to search FD Mobile using their existing login.

Download Foundation Directory Mobile now to:

  • Search over 100,000 grantmakers and 2.4 million grants
  • Search prospects and grants by name, location, field of interest, and more
  • See detailed funder profiles and grant records


Foundation Directory Mobile is designed for the iPhone and iPod Touch and is also compatible with iPad.

* An earlier version of this post noted that you could access FD Mobile without logging in anywhere with institution-wide access via IP recognition. Please note that this is only true if you have access to the wireless network associated with that account.

Answering the "Future Funding" Question
July 13, 2011

More funders are asking about nonprofits' future funding options, yet a 2009 report suggests that most nonprofits may not have good answers. What is your answer when donors ask how you will keep your program running if they stop giving you money?

Learn about what funders want to hear when you talk about your sustainability plan, so you'll have an answer ready when (not if) you're asked. Join us for our live Q&A chat on Friday, July 22, 1-2pm ET, with nonprofit sustainability consultant Kevin Monroe. Mr. Monroe is the Managing Partner and Founder of X Factor Consulting, based in the metro Atlanta area.

Join our live Q&A, tap the expertise of our featured panelist, and share your own expertise. We devote most of the hour to your questions and comments! Register now>>

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