Portfolio – Grantwriting & Fund Development

Areas of Content Expertise

  • Theatre and Dance
  • Museums
  • Community-based Art; Participatory & Social Practice Art
  • Creative Placemaking
  • Social Justice / Social Change
  • Arts Education / Arts-based Learning
  • Community Economic Development
  • Civic, Neighborhood, and Place-based Organizing
  • Accessibility for people with disabilities
  • East African, Queer/LGBT, and Disability communities

Areas of Service Experience

  • Grant prospecting (researching grant sources)
  • Grantwriting
  • Fundraising events (online/live/silent auctions, donor parties, benefit performances, galas)
  • Sponsorship
  • Individual donor campaigns
  • Crowdfunding (Kickstarter, GiveMN)
  • Comprehensive planning for contributed income

Grants Awarded

  • VSA of Minnesota
  • MRAC Community Arts
  • MRAC Arts Activities Support
  • MRAC Management Training
  • Numerous private & family foundations
  • MSAB Arts Access
  • MSAB Operating Support
  • MSAB Festival Support
  • MRAC Arts Activities Support
  • National Endowment for the Arts (Theatre)
  • MRAC Capital Grant – Caponi Art Park (accessibility plan consulting)
  • NEA Our Town – Bloomington Theatre & Arts Center/Forecast Public Art (evaluation plan consulting)

Development Experience

  • Auction Coordinator, SteppingStone Theatre
  • External Relations Assistant, Northrop Concerts & Lectures
    • Supporting the fundraising administrative function of the University of Minnesota’s arts presenting arm. Database, mailings, events management.
  • Planning Coordinator, Mixed Precipitation
    • Assist with planning for and securing funding from numerous sources, including grant writing, sponsorships, individual donor campaigns, and event planning.
  • Development Associate, Mixed Blood Theatre Company
    • Managed planning and implementation of all contributed income streams. Successfully secured a Legacy Arts Access grant totaling over $190K. Extensive database, direct mail, and grantwriting experience.

Funding Panels

  • MRAC Arts Learning
  • Medtronic/COMPAS Community Arts