United Way– 2-1-1 directory includes listings for a Critical Needs Guide (Basic Needs), Health Resource Guide, Resources for People with Disabilities, Resource for Drugs, Alcohol, Mental Health and Recovery Programs, Resources for Ex-Offenders, Resources for Affordable Housing, Job Resource Guide, Spanish Guide
How to Write a Resume or CV (From Grant Toolkit)
How to Make an Elevator Pitch
“An elevator pitch is a 20–30 second speech that showcases your unique talents and what you have to offer. The goal of an elevator pitch is to make the person you are talking to want to meet up for a second conversation.”
Read more at: https://www.scienceofpeople.com/elevator-pitch/
- Introduce yourself. This includes your name, pronouns, business name, or career title. You may also want to start with an attention grabbing first sentence.
- Make eye contact.
- Practice a power pose. Our body language says a lot about ourselves. Practice a stance that shows yourself in a confident and self-asserting way, i.e. shoulders back, standing or sitting tall.
- Include your mission statement, attributes you possess that make you unique, and what questions you are researching. What are your special skills? Who is your target audience? What problems are you trying to solve?
- Ask a question or follow up with a resolution.
- Practice with your family and friends. The more you feel comfortable with saying your elevator pitch out loud, the easier it will be for it to naturally flow and be authentic to you. It will also give you a chance to hear feedback from others, so you can go back and edit what you have.
How to Write a Cover Letter
How to Create Your Own Website
Free Website Builder Platforms
Website Building Tips
How to Make a LinkedIn Account
How to Build Reels
Pentacle nextSteps – “nextSteps is a website that serves as a one-stop shop where artists and administrators can go for reliable business resources. Meant to be a roadmap and resource to help artists thrive, the site will be adapted on an ongoing basis to meet the ever-changing needs of our arts community. For the first time, users will have access to resources provided by Pentacle and its partner organizations all in one place.”
nextSteps Artist Resources– resources categorized for nonprofits, individual artists, performers, dance companies, and theatre companies. Some resources include “An Artist’s Email Marketing Calendar: tips and tricks,” “How to Create Your Own Bookkeeping System for Arts Businesses,” “Tips for Writing Your First Grant Letter of Inquiry (LOI),” and more!
Fractured Atlas – “We help individual artists and arts organizations at every level of the cultural ecosystem, in every creative medium by providing fundraising tools, educational resources, and personalized support. That means artists can devote their effort to doing what they do best — making art that matters to them and the world.
We are based in New York but our influence is national — even global, with international members. Our vision is to create a world where all artists have the tools they need to make their creative dreams a reality.”
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