Don Presenting “Funding for Independent Documentaries in and out of Indian Country”

19 08 2015

The 75-minute workshop is a part of the 2015 Vision Maker Media Filmmaker Training in Lincoln, Neb on August 19-21.

The PowerPoint(r) is:

Funding for Independent Documentaries in and out of

For more information on the conference:

Contact: Don Chalmers, SparrowHawk Consulting, don[@]

Enhanced Grant Writing and Fundraising: Ideas to Realities at The Evergreen State College

23 02 2015

Just received word I’ve been approved to offer a 4-credit course in the first summer session at TESC in Olympia, WA. This course helps students understand and appreciate United States philanthropy especially  non-profit organizations and what they must do to seek and secure outside funding.  We’ll define and discuss key components of developmental readiness like board development and strategic planning that funders view as important to organizational sustainability. We’ll learn how to research funding sources.  A primary focus of the course is grant writing, specifically how to prepare a competitive grant application to a corporate, foundation or federal source.  The course also shares keys to successful grant administration and other resource development activities. These activities include annual funds, special events, contracting, planned giving, in-kind contributions and more. Join us this summer to learn ways to convert your ideas to realities!

For further information contact me at:

A Tool to Help Find the Right Funding Source

5 03 2013

SparrowHawk Find the Right Source! ver 3 RO

Click the link above!

It is so important there be a good match between your grant application and the prospective funder’s interests and guidelines. Use this tool to help ensure that critical connection. In one survey 60% of grant submitted to a region’s funders were outside their STATED guidelines! Please share any questions or comments. Thanks!

Don Chalmers
SparrowHawk Consulting