Funding Social Change

Worldstudio is offering a new workshop to assist designers in bringing their social change concepts to fruition.

This one day interactive workshop will focus on funding strategies
for socially responsible projects that are not client-based, as well as
how to partner with non-profits. This is not a business plan class for
building a business – it is a workshop that teaches the skills needed
to develop and fund project ideas for the public good.

Topics that will be covered include:

» Engaging non-profit partners who can benefit and legitimize your idea

» Creating a project budget, marketing plan and funding model

» Determining the key values that drive various types of funders

» Primary assets that should be offered to potential sponsors/funders

» PR as a primary driver for sponsors/funders

» Assessing appropriate project partners, sponsorship prospects and grant opportunities

» Effectively presenting and engaging appropriate sponsors and partners

» Involving stakeholders in the process

» Sponsorship vs. foundation grants

The first series of five workshops will be held in:
Atlanta at Portfolio Center, April 30th
Chicago at IIT Institute of Design, May 20th
New York at the School of Visual Arts, May 26th
Boston at MassArt, June 22nd
San Francisco, date and location TBA

Posted by Megan