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Top Three Graphic Design and Photo Editing Websites Anyone Can Use!

by Krista Tannahill, SAM Consultant When it comes to marketing yourself, your business or a non-profit organization there are a lot of great do-it-yourself resources. From marketing materials to social media graphics here are my favourite websites for creating professional looking graphics.  Each of these websites are user-friendly with a variety of templates, photos, fonts

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Now Playing: #SAMspotlight on “Woodlight”

Now Playing: #SAMspotlight on “Woodlight” #SAMSPOTLIGHT #thesamblog Strategic Arts Management clients Erin Donovan from Hear Here Productions and Susanne Chui from Mocean Dance have been working on an exciting project these past few months. Get ready to see this incredible short film, incorporating dance, poetry, music, and gorgeous visual storytelling. Coming soon in 2020! Be

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Tips for Successful Grant Writing: Part 1

Tips for Successful Grant Writing: Part 1 #grantwritingbasics #thesamblog Grant writing is a tricky beast. It is one of SAM’s most requested areas of expertise and our consultants frequently sit down with artists and arts organizations to share their knowledge, provide valuable feedback, and work on specific grant proposals. But for those of us just starting out

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How can I plan for my organization during the pandemic?

How do I plan for my arts organization during the pandemic? #businessplanningbasics #pandemicplanning #thesamblog Truthfully, no one really knows what to do – there are no experts in pandemic planning for the arts. All you can do is make your best guesses, listen to the best guesses of those around you and then go from

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