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Foundations 101: Part 3 // Fall 2020
Monday, November 16, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Category: FY21 Workshops

Foundations 101: Part 3

Monday, November 16, 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm ET

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Your budget tells a story about your organization just as much as your narrative does, and for many funders it is the most important element of the application. In this session we will look at budget templates for grant applications, going step by step through the process of building a project budget, as well as crafting an institutional budget for an application, and best practices for how to share your financials with a potential funder.

This workshop is part of a 3-part series. While not required, participants are encouraged to take all three workshops. This workshop is best for companies with budget sizes over 100,000 but under 2.5 million. 501 (c) 3 status is strongly encouraged. This workshop does not focus on corporate sponsorship or government funding.

Register for:
Part One - Foundation Research
Part Two - Writing the Narrative

Whitney Estrin is the Director of Development at TDF, the country’s oldest performing arts service organization dedicated to making theatre and dance accessible to all. Prior to TDF, Whitney was the Director of Development at Theatre for a New Audience, a modern classical theatre in Brooklyn. Ms. Estrin began her fundraising career in Philadelphia, working with The Arden Theatre Company, Theatre Exile and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. She has also worked with Seattle Repertory Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre and the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, where she managed a $7 million capital campaign to open their new support facility. She was a member of the Board of Trustees for SPACE on Ryder Farm for six years, and was a founding member of Shakespeare in Clark Park, a free outdoor Shakespeare Festival in West Philadelphia. She holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Drew University and an M.F.A. in Theater Management from Yale School of Drama. Ms. Estrin is currently Board Chair of Emotive Fruition, a poets and actors collective, and is a member of the IDEA Committee of AFP-NYC.


For accessibility information, special circumstances, or other accommodations please contact Kirsten Sweeney at [email protected]. Interpretation and captioning is available upon request; requests must be made at least 7 business days prior to the event.

Contact: Kirsten Sweeney - [email protected]