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Research Guide Creation

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Aug 16, 2019
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Research Guide Creation
Impact statement
This project will save us $5,848 , allowing us to spend time serving existing clients better and expanding into new markets.

Project Details

What We Need
  • A document outlining recommended sources of research including databases and websites, along with research tips for how to best stay on top of your industry information and citation help
Additional Details

Fine Art Miracles, a nonprofit org serving about 6,000 people with challenges per year, with creative arts therapies and PEERbot Learning. About 25% of our budget comes from grants. We need help creating a grant calendar, writing grants and writing summary reports. Can you help?

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a list of grant opportunities and grant examples, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have service descriptions, data regarding success rates, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

Having help organizing and writing grants will save us time that can be applied to seeking new clients and improving retention strategies for existing clients.

Project Plan

Prep: Distribution of Materials and Goal Setting
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional connect to discuss the Organization’s current practices to interpret and gather research
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with an overview of research objectives and information needs, as well as preferred sources/databases (if any)
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional agree on a specific research topic(s), key concepts, and keywords
Milestone 1: Information Gathering & Analysis
  • Professional conducts research to gather information and general/subject-specific reference materials
  • Professional analyzes information gathered and begins to formulate ideas for strategy and improvements
Milestone 2: First Draft
  • Professional drafts an initial research guide outline
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback, which Professional Incorporates
  • Professional conducts an additional round of research (if necessary)
Milestone 3: Final Research Guide & Citation Help
  • Professional delivers the final research guide and a list of research tips and suggestions for future reference
  • Professional provides Volunteer Manager with help managing citations and/or references to style guides for common citation styles
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About The Org

Our Mission

FAM nurtures personal growth through creative expression. Programs offer the cognitive, social & emotional benefits of Creative Arts Therapies: art therapy, dance & movement therapy, music therapy, multi-sensory sessions and PEERbots (social robotic therapy) to all ages, with an emphasis on serving those with intellectual, developmental, social, & economic challenges. FAM works with all levels of capability, providing individualized opportunities for engagement through these various therapies.

Our project is sponsored by: Forbes Funds

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