AIGA Funding Social Change Workshop

Worldstudio, AIGA Minnesota, and the College of Visual Arts are excited to announce a unique beginner-level, one-day workshop that addresses the funding aspect of design for the public good.

Worldstudio’s Funding Social Change: Beginner’s Workshop, which has already taken place in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York and San Francisco, guides attendees through the basic process of bringing their concepts to fruition with an entrepreneurial spirit.

The workshop will take place on October 22nd at the College of Visual Arts from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm and is limited to 30 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. The fee is $50 for AIGA members and CVA students/faculty; $60 for everyone else. Registration deadline is Friday, October 1st.

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The workshop will focus on funding strategies for socially responsible projects that are not client-based.

An interactive presentation is followed by small group collaboration where attendees get the opportunity to apply new skills to an actual project by creating a project budget, marketing plan and funding strategy under the guidance of the instructor.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Overview of funding models.
  • Corporate sponsorship vs. foundation grants
  • Engaging non-profit partners who can benefit and legitimize your idea.
  • Creating a basic project budget and marketing plan.
  • Determining the key values that drive various types of funders.
  • Tools for pitching your idea.
  • Assessing appropriate project partners and funding sources.
  • How to get ideas in front of potential funding sources.
  • Effectively engaging appropriate sponsors and partners.

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