Procrastination

In my ongoing attempt to “GET IT ALL TOGETHER” I am trying to weed through all of the clever blog ideas that I have carefully stashed in a “Blog Me” folder in Outlook. 

Imagine my delight when I found this little gem about procrastination.

And now, back to work.

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Procrastination

Social Networking and Community Building

Nonprofit Online News: http://news.gilbert.org/

+ Making Social and Email Work Together
Community building is the key to online capacity, but because the phrase “social networking” is used to refer only to a narrow set of well-hyped commercial tools, it’s hard to keep our eyes on the real prize: building and enriching connections between our stakeholders. One of the specific consequences is the way in which people have gotten distracted from email, which remains the most powerful online social tool of all. “Making Social and Email Work Together” by Jeanne Jennings is a short post that will help get you re-oriented around using all the media that your stakeholders use, in concert.
http://news.gilbert.org/clickThru/redir/7227/5286/rms

Social Networking and Community Building

National Trust Grants for Preservation Projects

GRANT DEADLINE

October 1, 2010
MOUNTAINS/PLAINS OFFICE
Available for
Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah & Wyoming

National Trust Preservation Funds are designed to encourage preservation at the local level by providing seed money for preservation projects focused on preservation planning or education efforts. Support is offered for obtaining professional expertise in areas such as architecture, archeology, engineering, preservation planning and fundraising. Grant funds may also be used to support preservation education activities. (For all states)

The Peter Grant Preservation Fund for Colorado, established by the Gates Family Foundation, provides small matching grants for planning, education, consulting services and capital improvement costs to assist historic preservation projects across the state. Grant amounts may range from $1,000 to $10,000 and require a one-to-one cash match.
The Bill and Carol Gossard Preservation Services Fund for Colorado provides small matching grants for planning, education and consulting services to assist historic preservation projects across the state. Grant amounts may range from $500 to $5,000 and require a one-to-one cash match.
The Montana Preservation Fund of Montana was established in 2004 through the leadership and generosity of Ossie Abrams, David Orser, and John and Meredith Sullivan. Eligible activities including building re-use feasibility studies, structural investigations, educational workshops, and other planning. Grant amounts may range from $500 to $5,000 and require a one-to-one cash match
The Frances “Peg” Lamont Preservation Services Fund for South Dakota, was generously endowed by the Lamont Family to encourage grassroots preservation of the rich architectural and historic resources of South Dakota. Eligible activities include building re-use, feasibility studies, structural investigations, educational workshops and other planning activities. Grant amounts may range from $500 to $5,000 and require a one-to-one cash match.
The Utah Preservation Initiatives Fund, through a grant from the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation and gifts from private donor, provides small matching grants for planning, education and consulting services to assist historic preservation projects across the state. Grant amounts may range from $500 to $10,000 and require a one-to-one cash match.

The Hart Family Fund for Small Towns is intended to assist small town preservation and revitalization initiatives around the country. The fund is available for project in towns withpopulations of 5,000 or less. Eligible projects include rehabilitation feasibility studies, structural investigations, education programs and workshops. Grants range from $5,000 to $10,000. (For all states)

Nonprofit organizations with current 501(c)3 status, as well as local governments, may apply.

Eligible projects include rehabilitation feasibility studies, structural investigations, education

programs and workshops.

Application deadlines are February 1, June 1 and October 1 each year.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the

National Trust to discuss projects in advance of applying.

For more information and applications, contact the

National Trust’s Mountains/Plains Office in Denver:

303-623-1504

mpro@nthp.org

Funding web page: http://www.preservationnation.org/resources/find-funding/nonprofit-public-funding.html

Regional Office web page: http://www.preservationnation.org/about-us/regional-offices/mountains-plains/

National Trust Grants for Preservation Projects

Enhanced Nonprofit Communications Grant

MNA:

Application Deadline is October 8, 2010

The application deadline for the Enhanced Nonprofit Communications Grant was incorrect on the website (Oct 22) but accurate on the application form (Oct. 8). Please note – the deadline is by the end of business on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010. So sorry if this caused any confusion. If you have concerns or questions about the grant, please reply to this email or give me (Patty White) a call at 406-449-3717.

Enhanced Nonprofit Communications Grant

Pocatello Arts Council

For Immediate Release:

Call for Proposals
Deadline October 15, 2010

The Pocatello Art Council (PAC) in Idaho is seeking proposals
from Northwest sculpture artists (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming,
Washington, Oregon and Utah) for a public art installation
to be located in the entranceway of the new Grizzly Bear
Exhibit at the Pocatello Zoo in Southeast Idaho. Deadline is
October 15, 2010 (Note: This is an extension of an earlier
May 15 deadline).

The proposed work is to be located at
the entrance to a new Grizzly Bear Exhibit which will be
landscaped with native flora to emulate a Northwest wooded
area. The proposed 3D work should integrate within the
environment to create interest, promoting contemplation and
encouraging rest for visitors. The proposed artwork should
deal with the subject matter of “Grizzly”. Reference to the
Grizzlies’ direct connection to a water habitat for survival
is desirable.

A maximum of $15,000 dollars will be
awarded to the selected artist/collaborative team for the
completion and installation of this work. Funding is being
provided by the Pocatello Arts Council and the generous
support of the Ifft Foundation Fund in the Idaho Community
Foundation.

For proposal instructions, go to:
http://www.pocatelloarts.org/call_pocatellozoo.shtml.

Contact our PAC representative at:
http://proposals@pocatelloarts.org.

Joséphine A. Garibaldi
Pocatello Arts Council
c/o the Mayor’s Office
911 N. 7th Ave.
Pocatello, ID 83201
http://www.pocatelloarts.org/

Pocatello Arts Council

Artists 9-22-2010

Artists,
Below you will find two new videos from Art 21 News and an opportunity for visual artists.
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
Regards,
Beck
Beck McLaughlin Education & Web Services Director Montana Arts Council PO Box 202201 Helena, MT 59620-2201 406-444-6522 Arts in Education Hotline 800-282-3092 http://artscounterbalance.wordpress.com/
ART21 News
Our two most recent videos explore the human body’s relationship to power, expressed through a dance performance and a series of photographs.
Laylah Ali: Choreographer Dean Moss
Episode #118: Dancer/choreographer Dean Moss discusses his collaboration with visual artist Laylah Ali, entitled figures on a field (2005). This behind-the-scenes look features preliminary rehearsals at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts, as well as a preview performance at The Kitchen in New York City.
Carrie Mae Weems: Roaming
Episode #119: Carrie Mae Weems describes the impetus for her series Roaming (2006). An investigation into “the edifice of power,” Weems performed a series of photographic actions throughout Rome, Italy, contrasting her body with grand architectural structures and monumental surroundings.
VISUAL ART
The Pocatello Art Council (PAC) in Idaho is seeking proposals from Northwest sculpture artists (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Washington, Oregon and Utah) for a public art installation to be located in the entranceway of the new Grizzly Bear Exhibit at the Pocatello Zoo in Southeast Idaho. Deadline is
October 15, 2010
(Note: This is an extension of an earlier May 15 deadline).  

The proposed work is to be located at the entrance to a new Grizzly Bear Exhibit which will be
landscaped with native flora to emulate a Northwest wooded area. The proposed 3D work should integrate within the environment to create interest, promoting contemplation and encouraging rest for visitors. The proposed artwork should deal with the subject matter of “Grizzly”. Reference to the Grizzlies’ direct connection to a water habitat for survival is desirable. 

A maximum of $15,000 dollars will be awarded to the selected artist/collaborative team for the completion and installation of this work.

For proposal instructions, go to:http://www.pocatelloarts.org/call_pocatellozoo.shtml.
Contact our PAC representative at:
proposals@pocatelloarts.org.

Artists 9-22-2010

Arts Organizations 9-22-2010

Arts Organizations,
Below you will find information on web accessibility and the law, Board Café: How Much to Pay the Executive Director?, one item from the Artful Manager blog, and a research report “No Child Left Behind: A Study of Its Impact on Art Education.”
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
Regards,
Beck
Beck McLaughlin Education & Web Services Director Montana Arts Council PO Box 202201 Helena, MT 59620-2201 406-444-6522 Arts in Education Hotline 800-282-3092 http://artscounterbalance.wordpress.com/

Accessibility and the Law:
Website accessibility is obviously an integral part of user experience; a negative user experience is certain to occur when a consumer cannot access a commercial website, which, in turn, almost always carries negative business consequences. To make matters worse, an inaccessible website may also expose the site owner and/or designer to legal liability. (You may not think of your website as “commercial” but these laws apply to 501(c)3 organizations too. Worth reading – Beck)

How Much to Pay the Executive Director?

Nonprofit board members are often puzzled when it comes to setting the salary of the executive director. On one hand, we want to keep our talented staff; on the other hand, we know the budget is tight. Some legal and practical guidelines:

It’s maddening and ironic that the press focuses on the extremely rare cases of high salaries for nonprofit executives, when salaries in nonprofits are typically 20% – 40% less than their counterparts in foundations, local government, and the business sector. To read more: http://www.blueavocado.org/node/563
THE ARTFUL MANAGER | WEEKLY SUMMARY a weblog on the business of arts & culture by Andrew Taylor, ataylor@artsjournal.com
OF BONDS AND STADIUMS (AND CULTURAL FACILITIES)…
Public radio’s “Marketplace” offers a short discussion of how and why communities use public debt (bonds) to build private assets such as football stadiums (and, er, cultural facilities). According to their guest, it’s a bit of a shell game where the shells all end up empty.
Posted: Friday, September 10, 2010
AEP (Arts Education Partnership) has just released a Wire on the recent research report “No Child Left Behind: A Study of Its Impact on Art Education,” by F. Robert Sabol. Download a PDF of the report here: http://www.aep-arts.org/files/related/AEP%20Wire%2009-2010%20Sabol%20NCLB%20FINAL.pdf

Arts Organizations 9-22-2010