The Art Gardner

The Gardner Group is Born
April 5, 2010, 9:19 am
Filed under: Grant Writing, Job Search | Tags: , , ,

I got the official word last week that I now have my Certificate in Grant Writing! I have cut and pasted the Executive Summary from my final Capstone Project below outlining my services as a consultant. I am ultimately looking for a full-time position with benefits, but it was a good exercise to put a business plan together. And of course, if anyone is in need of my services in the meantime, I am happy to talk about how we could work together.

The Gardner Group is a sole proprietorship owned by Ashlee Gardner. Gardner has over 12 years experience in marketing/advertising and new business development in various advertising and marketing organizations both nationally and internationally. She has held a variety of roles in marketing account management and sales and has worked with companies from growth to Fortune 500 as well as nonprofit. Former clients include Intercontinental Hotels Group, Kimberly Clark, Rexel, Turner, Equifax, Checkfree/Fiserv, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation of Georgia, and Boys and Girls Clubs of America. She currently volunteers for the High Museum of Art and the Center for Puppetry Arts both in Atlanta, Georgia. She holds a BA in English from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, an MA in Art History from the University of Essex in Colchester, England, and a Certificate in Grant Writing from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Gardner Group was formed in 2010 to help nonprofit arts organizations all over North America win grants and elevate their marketing to support their programs and projects. Gardner’s vast experience in marketing communications and her personal passion for the arts positions The Gardner Group as a niche consultancy that can help arts organizations reach their fundraising goals. Through the services listed below, The Gardner Group acts as a trusted resource and valued member of its clients’ development and marketing teams.

Development Services Include:

  • Grant source research
  • Letters of inquiry
  • Needs assessment
  • Proposal development and writing
  • Editing and proofreading existing proposals

Marketing Services Include:

  • Marketing Plans
  • Copywriting and Editing
  • Project Management
  • Social Media /Interactive /E-marketing Strategy



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