Get into Grants is a free mini-course that provides an overview of grants specific to archives, museums, and cultural heritage organizations. Whether you're new to grants or just need a refresher, this mini-course can quickly get you up to speed with grant fundamentals specific to our field. Get into Grants includes the following topics: income streams, funder and grant types, where to find grants, how to choose the right grant opportunity to apply for, common application elements to prepare for, tips to succeed, and proposal pitfalls to avoid. The course comes with video instruction, a copy of the slide deck, and an assortment of tip sheets, checklists, and templates to support your ongoing grant work. My teaching style is to present the strategy, give examples, and offer insight into each of the subject areas covered. Going through this course is an opportunity to get to know me and my teaching style before committing to a future paid course, or engaging me in the grant acquisition services I offer. You can read more about my services here: https://rachaelcristine.com/grants/.
This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to construct a winning grant project idea. Over the course of six modules and 18 lessons you'll learn the building blocks of a competitive grant idea, how to grow your grant idea to address multiple needs effectively, how to define outcomes and deliverables that attract grant reviewer attention, and how to build a project framework from your winning grant idea. The lessons will provide a sandbox for workshopping project ideas and offer exercises to help you create a competitive grant application. The course will come with video instruction, slide decks for each lesson, and a workbook filled with the exercises, helpful templates, and supporting documents. The package also includes a 60-minute grant strategy session with me upon the conclusion of the course. My teaching style is to present the strategy, introduce and guide you through exercises, and provide examples to help illustrate key concepts. This course is based off my nationally touring workshop and is offered here for the first time as a digital course.
For those who work in the Library, Archives, and Museum (LAM) fields, who are struggling to find a LAM job or those who've decided the LAM field isn't for them--this pivot packet is for you. I've been where you are. I got a graduate degree, I worked in the LAM field, and then I got burnt out. I struggled with how I might pivot my career. When you're in a specialized field like the LAM field, it's extra challenging to rethink how we can market ourselves in a completely different field and for a very different job. The resumes and cover letters contained in this packet are real. I used these to apply to jobs during my own career pivot and they helped me land more than a dozen successful interviews. The key here isn't necessarily the resume template or the cover letter style--it's about whether or not you're able to translate your LAM experience into something meaningful to an outside employer. This packet explains how I pivoted and gives you concrete examples of how I shifted the emphasis of my skills and reframed my experience to be relevant to a new job. The job titles included in this packet are: program manager, project manager, development coordinator, fund development manager, deputy director, executive director, grant writer, and community initiatives manager. The pivot packet also includes two downloadable resume templates for you to plug in your own information and kickstart your pivot process.