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Fundraising: Retain Your Donors and Keep Them Coming Back

As a creative, you’re probably going to have more than one project and you’re going to have to rely on the generosity of others to accomplish your goals. I’ve been there—numerous times. Because of that, I know how hard it is getting people to contribute to your cause or your project. Then to turn around…
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How to Raise Funds for Your Creative Project

You got a great idea for a creative project. Jacquelyn Ferguson shares some tips on how to raise the funds you need to bring it to life.

How to Negotiate Yourself a Better Deal

As a creative and an Artrepreneur, at some point, you’re going to find yourself in a situation where you’re going to have to negotiate. By having the skill of negotiation, you’ll be able to complete projects and/or run your business knowing you haven’t been taken advantage of. The last thing you want to do is come out of a deal feeling like you’ve given…
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How to Obtain a Grant for the Arts

Like many other creatives, I’ve had my fair share of moments where I needed to come up with some funds for my projects. Despite relying heavily on donations and fundraisers, grants were always on my mind as a possibility.  All I knew was that a lot of charities, small business, and art projects relied on grants,…
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How to Create a Strong Personal Brand

Looking to spread the word about your theatre start up? Jacquelyn Ferguson shares how to build and leverage a personal brand.

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Database Management: Manage Your Donors & Boost Impact

When I started Savant-Garde, I didn’t take into account the number of submissions the magazine would get, not to mention how my team and I were going to keep track of them all. It wasn’t until I was helping with TENT’s online data management course and was introduced to a web series focused on building…
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The Importance of Adaptability & Openness

As the Research Assistant on the TENT project, I (Victoria Webb, Honours BBA Marketing Management) engage in initiatives to learn and gain new experiences. By keeping an open mind, I know when I need to apply a business or artistic mindset; doing so allows me generate new perspectives that help ideas flow and help me…
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How to Write a Creative Blog Post for Business

How to Write a Creative Blog Post for Business

As lead Copy Writer of the TENT project, Brittany German (BA Creative Writing and Publishing) strives to create unique and engaging blog posts to disseminate the project’s success. Keeping in tune with the project’s goals, Brittany endeavours to pool together the highlights of both business and art. Here are the steps she follows to begin…
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The Thirty Second Sell: How to Take Full Advantage of the Elevator Pitch

Imagine this. You’re on the local subway and you make eye contact with a former acquaintance, someone you haven’t seen in some time. You greet each other. Then they ask you what you’ve been up to, or what you do for work now.  Let’s say you begin to tell them, but your thoughts are all over…
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Effective Leadership: Inspire People & Unleash Talent

I’ve worked under a variety of managers: many I considered bosses, and only a select few I considered leaders. You might be wondering—well wait a minute, aren’t they the same thing? Isn’t a boss a leader? This might surprise you, but no—they’re not. Bosses and leaders might hold the same title, and perform the same duties,…
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