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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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Jessica Gronich

How can data impact your grantmaking?

As the world of traditional grantmaking continues to evolve, organizations and grantmakers are paying more attention to utilizing data. The impact of data on grantmaking has grown considerably in recent years, and grantmakers are relying on this data to not only inform their grantmaking and organizational strategies around funding but

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Jessica Gronich

Arts, Culture, and the American Rescue Plan

How systemic change revitalizes communities through arts and culture In March 2021, the National Endowment for the Arts received $135 million through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act to preserve and support organizations adversely affected by the pandemic. As one of the nation’s six regional arts organizations (RAOs), the Western

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Client Spotlight Arts Council of Anne Arundel County
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Jessica Gronich

Client Spotlight: Arts Council of Anne Arundel County

Here at GO Smart, we love being a part of what helps our clients accomplish their grantmaking goals. In an effort to showcase a few of the organizations that utilize GO, we wanted to begin with a spotlight on the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, and specifically, Senior Program

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5 Steps for Creating a Strong Grant Proposal
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Jessica Gronich

5 Steps for Creating a Strong Grant Proposal

Strategies to help your next grant proposal stand out When creating a strong grant proposal, there are a few things to keep in mind. Putting together a grant proposal can be time-consuming and even frustrating if you do not have a strong concept around the key points you want to

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How Grantmakers are Adapting to a New Normal
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Jessica Gronich

How Grantmakers are Adapting to a ‘New Normal’

COVID-19 has significantly changed the way many arts organizations have been managing their work over the past few months, playing a huge role in how grantmakers are adapting to a new normal. A lot of these changes have forced organizations to rethink how they function and support their local organizations,

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