What is the NeXt! Consulting Project?
As a part of the NeXt! program, NeXt! Ambassadors are broken into teams of 4-5 individuals to tackle a single project for a local nonprofit. These projects should realistically be achievable by a small group of NeXt! Ambassadors within a 9-month timeframe, and conversely, should be a large enough undertaking to span the program period. Organizations applying for a NeXt! Consulting Team should be willing and able to provide regular support to the team, and it can come in a variety of forms—staff time and attention, board support and exposure, space, budget where applicable (see below), outreach assistance, etc. Nonprofits should also be flexible for any changes that may occur due to COVID-19, such as meeting virtually and coming up with new, creative solutions.
Who may apply?
What is the application and selection timeline?
|Application opens||Tuesday, June 1|
|Applicant Information Session||Tuesday, June 15 @ 9am||Zoom
RSVP to email@example.com to receive the meeting access information.
|Application due date||Friday, July 30 at 11:59 pm|
|Applicants selected for Phase 2 notified||Week of August 16|
|First NeXt! Meeting
Project Pitch Day
|Thursday, September 16||Plan to be on-site on this day (or available virtually) to provide a short “pitch” of your project.|
|Applicants selected for a NeXt! Consulting Project notified||Late September|
|Second NeXt! Meeting
|Thursday, October 21||Plan to be on-site this day (or available virtually) to participate in a project orientation and to meet your team.|
Contact the Fund for the Arts Community Impact Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.