GetSmArt! Workshops

Our GetSmART! Learning Series offers professional development opportunities to artists of all kinds. Scroll through our upcoming sessions and register today!

Brenda Long Mauldin

March 22, 2019

GRANTSEEKING: RESEARCH AND PREPARATION

Brenda Long Mauldin, owner of Grant Writing & Development Consulting, will present “Grantseeking: Research and Preparation” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop will help those who are new or relatively new to the grant-writing process. She will present tips and strategies for organizations to find, research and get grants.

The workshop includes lunch and morning refreshments. Cost to attend is $15. Space is limited, and reservations are required by March 18.

Mauldin, an Arkansas native who now lives in Sherwood, has more than 25 years of experience in raising funds in Central Arkansas. She has worked for a variety of organizations and helped get grants or donations for youth and hospice programs. She has experience in nonprofit management, administration, strategic planning and fundraising. She also has board and volunteer management experience.

Mauldin is a consultant who has helped bring people and resources together for more than two decades. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

JOIN US AT THE

Department of Arkansas Heritage
Diamond Conference Room
1100 North Street
Little Rock, AR 72201


Event Date & Time: March 22 • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Registration deadline: March 18
Cost: $15
Limit of participants: 30
Contact: Janet Perkins

 


April 6, 2019

Southeast Arkansas Writing Workshop: “Writing Our Lives” 

If you are a beginning writer, a published writer or a high school student who loves to write, you are invited to attend this one-day, memoir-writing workshop. This workshop will provide basic writing tips, instructions on how to prepare a story for a book and explore publishing options.

Morning refreshments and a variety of lunch choices will be provided.

The workshop will be led by Janis F. Kearney, who is a writer, publisher, journalist and writing instructor. Kearney was inducted into the Arkansas Writers Hall of fame in 2016. She served eight years in the Clinton Presidency as a white house media affairs specialist, then as the director of Public Communications for the U.S. Small Business Administration. She served the last five years of his presidency as the Personal Diarist to President Clinton.

Kearney has penned several books and founded a publishing company.

The Southeast Arkansas Writing Workshop, “Writing our Lives!” is co-sponsored by the Arkansas Arts Council, Reaching for Life, Inc., and Writing our World Publishing.

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Reaching for Life, Inc.                 
200 Griffin Street                 
Star City, AR 71667

 


Event Date & Time: April 6 • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Registration deadline: April 1                
Cost: $10
Limit of participants: 50
Contact: Janet Perkins

 


 


April 10, 2019


Matt Cleveland

FUNDAMENTALS OF FUNDRAISING

This interactive workshop will walk you through the basics of fundraising — from why people donate to how they give.

The program lets you think through a variety of fundraising strategies and come up with ideas for a plan to best meet your organization’s needs. Participants can take a deeper dive into ways to market their mission and connect with donors through storytelling techniques that use traditional and digital media.

Presenter Matt Cleveland is a Certified Fundraising Executive who began his fundraising career in 2004 at Youth Home, Inc. The group is a nonprofit organization that serves children and families.

Cleveland also has served in development and marketing with the Arkansas Arts Center and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. In 2012, Cleveland became the Chief Development Officer for the Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches, a nonprofit, a family-style foster care program founded in 1976 by all 75 sheriffs of Arkansas. The Ranches has helped more than 2,100 boys and girls from every corner of the state since its founding.

With each of these nonprofit organizations, Cleveland has worked to raise funds and awareness for their important missions and to create stronger, healthier communities for the people of Arkansas.

Cleveland is a member and past president of the Arkansas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He lives in Searcy with his wife, Kim, and their two children, Allison, 13, and Dylan, 10.

Morning refreshments and a lunch will be provided.

JOIN US AT THE

Department of Arkansas Heritage
Diamond Conference Room
1100 North Street
Little Rock, AR 72201


Event Date & Time: April 10 • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Registration deadline: April 1
Cost: $15
Limit of participants: 30
Contact: Janet Perkins




Additional information for all events: Participants who have special needs, including mobility, hearing and food, please contact us. All events are fragrance free events. Parking spaces are available in front of the building for visitors. Additional parking is available in the employee parking lot. But visitors must enter through the front door.