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 Write an Artist Statement
How to Create Your Own Website
Free Website Builder Platforms
Website Building Tips
How to Make a LinkedIn Account
How to Build Reels
The Actor’s Fund – Career Center – The Career Center can help you to identify and find fulfilling secondary work that complements your performing arts and entertainment career. Career Transition For Dancers assists dancers during and post-career with career planning and transition support as well as emergency financial assistance and scholarships.
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.”
Dance/USA’s 2022 Equitable Contracting Resource – The resource reflects the continuation of a 2+ year effort from Dance/USA and colleagues in the dance community to create tools that support more equitable contracting in dance touring. The resource documents, which are described below, were prepared by the legal clinic at Stanford Law School.
The Epoch Model – This article reexamines the ways we can think of an arts organization, describing potential structures and designs that may be more beneficial for certain organizations.
Small Business Making Good Big Impact – Podcast Episode
Nonprofit Jenni Show – The Nonprofit Jenni Show is the podcast for nonprofit professionals, board members, and community leaders. Every week, Jenni invites nonprofit leaders to share their stories and advice for facing common management, marketing, and development challenges. Go forth and do good with the Nonprofit Jenni Show!
How to Reduce Bias in Your Workplace – Podcast Episode
Articles on Women Apologizing in the Workplace
- Why Women Should Stop Saying Sorry in the Workplace
- It’s Time for Women to Stop Apologizing So Much
- No, You Don’t Have to Stop Apologizing
- Is there any truth to the idea of “Midwestern nice”?
- Chrome Gmail Plug-In: Just Not Sorry
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