You're on a quest to find money for your project. You’ve tapped the relatives, called in favors from friends and launched a crowd funding campaign. Perhaps you've even written a grant proposal or two. Before you breathe that next sigh of exasperation, know that NYWIFT is here to help!
Noted author Morrie Warshawski is joining us via Skype to explain the steps you can take to make your quest for money more successful. He'll share his proven tips on fundraising, including the importance of:
* Defining your personal mission and the mission of your project.
* Conducting effective research before seeking funding.
* Speaking to funders before submitting a proposal.
* Inspiring others to invest in your work.
A Q&A session will follow his presentation.
Morrie Warshawski works with nonprofits and filmmakers having difficulty realizing their full potential, helping them fundraise through strategic planning. His work is characterized by a commitment to the core values of creativity, thoughtfulness, transparency and tolerance. Warshawski has worked in the field for over 30 years as an administrator, consultant, facilitator, teacher and writer. He was Executive Director of two media arts centers: The Bay Area Video Coalition and The Media Project. He has served on numerous grant panels, and consulted with dozens of independent filmmakers on career and fundraising issues. Warshawski is the author of many articles and two books on fundraising: Shaking The Money Tree: The Art of Getting Grants And Donations For Film And Video; and The Fundraising Houseparty: How to Party With a Purpose and Raise Money for Your Cause.
Produced by Ylana Kellar.
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Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York
State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and
the New York State Legislature.
Last updated: Oct. 3, 2013