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Foundations 101 (Part 2) // Spring 2020
Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Category: FY20 Workshops

Foundations 101 (Part 2)

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm

A.R.T./New York Conference Room
520 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Suite 319
New York, NY 10018

**This workshop can be attended in person at the A.R.T./New York Manhattan Offices or virtually via an interactive livestream. 

So you’ve been invited to apply. Now what? This session will go step by step through the process of writing a grant narrative, from determining what to apply for to proofing and review to choosing what attachments to include. We will also discuss best practices for grant reporting.

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.

Melissa Sandor
is a strategic non-profit consultant and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. She is the former Interim Executive Director of the Millay Colony for the Arts. In her role as a strategic consultant, Sandor has worked with more than 40 NYC and national organizations including A.R.T./New York (where she currently serves as Interim Director of Development), Broadway Housing Communities, American Craft Council, New York City Ballet, Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, Central Park Conservancy, Ballet Hispanico, and many others. Sandor is also a MacDowell Colony for the Arts Fellow (’13), a past Millay Colony resident where she received a 2009 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellowship, and a 2018 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Arts Writing Fellow at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) at Florida State University. Sandor’s writing has appeared in Ploughshares and BOMBMagazine.

Melissa Dognazzi is the Senior Manager of Institutional Giving at the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York). Prior to joining A.R.T./New York, Melissa worked in Major Gifts at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, and previously as a grants consultant for academic and social service nonprofits throughout Worcester, Massachusetts. She currently serves on the Board of Directors at MassLEAP, a nonprofit dedicated to the voices of young people throughs spoken word poetry and performance art. Melissa earned her B.A. from Worcester State University studying creative writing, theatre, and film. 


For accessibility information, special circumstances, or other accommodations please contact Kirsten Sweeney at [email protected]. Interpretation services are available by request; requests must be made at least 7 business days before the event.

Contact: Kirsten Sweeney - [email protected]