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Jessica Gronich

Equity Resources for Grantmakers

As natural relationship cultivators, grantmakers explore equity and inclusion practices every day. Working within a system created to benefit some, but not all, creates challenges in the grantmaking field and slows the ability of nonprofits and other organizations to create greater impact in their communities. Folding equity into our daily

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Jessica Gronich

Client Spotlight: South Arts’ Joy Young

A dollar spent on the arts goes farther in the rural or BIPOC South than it might New York or Boston—and it often pays dividends in enriching the social fabric of small communities.” — Susie Surkamer & Joy Young, Artnet News, November 3, 2021 GO Smart, in collaboration with WESTAF’s

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Grantmaking Best Practices
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Jessica Gronich

Grantmaking Best Practices

In November, GO Smart teamed up with ZAPPlication, an art fair and festival application management and jurying system (powered by regional arts nonprofit WESTAF), to conduct a webinar on grantmaking best practices. Watch the webinar here! Before diving into these best practices, we should start with the essential players in

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Exploring Disability Culture with DisArt
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Jessica Gronich

Exploring Disability Culture with DisArt

GO Smart is one of five innovative web services for arts, culture, and the creative economy  developed and managed by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF). Recently, the GO Smart team as well as all WESTAF staff, participated in a professional development session led by DisArt on the many ways

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Security – Multi-Factor Authentication

Table of Contents Instructions for MFA by Email Instructions for MFA by Authenticator App Changing MFA Method How to Opt In to Multi-factor Authentication Step 1: Log in to admin.gosmart.org. Note: Click the eye icon next to the password field to view your password as you type it. Step 2:

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Jessica Gronich

Incorporating Equity into Your Grantmaking Strategy

Incorporating equity into your grantmaking strategy is most valuable when weaving the consideration of diverse experiences and perspectives through every step of the grantmaking process. What are some practical approaches to centering equity in your grantmaking practice and development? Here are GO Smart’s four favorite tips: Ensure BIPOC-led organizations are

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