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2018 McGuffin Grant

In-Kind Services to a USA Nonprofit to
Improve Marketing and Communications

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Foundation / Corporation

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McGuffin Creative Group

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In-kind marketing services valued at $25,000 to a USA nonprofit organization that is working to make a lasting and positive impact on the communities they serve. This grant will provide the recipient with design solutions and creative strategies to help communication more purposefully, persuasively, and powerfully.

For three months, the McGuffin Creative Group will work hand-in-hand with the grant recipient on a project or projects that best fit their goals — like an identity redesign, a fundraising direct mail campaign, a brochure, or a website refresh. Strategists, designers, writers and other members of the team will pool their time and talents to create communications that get the grant recipients noticed and get them results.

Given its scope, The McGuffin Grant seeks nonprofits who find themselves with a distinct goal to meet or a specific challenge to overcome — groups with a targeted, discrete communications need. Maybe you want to make a big splash with your annual fundraiser. Perhaps you need to replenish a dwindling volunteer base with a big awareness push. It could be you need an eye-popping campaign to energize your major donors. The McGuffin Creative Group’s goal is to understand and help refine your objectives, and craft the kinds of creative executions and tactics that get you where you want to go.

The McGuffin Grant doesn’t cover production costs, although staff will work with you to make sure the materials produceed fit your budget. Plus, the McGuffin Creative Group will introduce you to some very nice, and very cooperative, print vendors.

Likewise, the grant doesn’t cover the cost of all web development. The McGuffin Creative Group will handle the architecture and design then provide scope and resources for anything that is outside its internal capabilities.

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GrantWatch ID#: 181088

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The McGuffin Grant provides recipients with $25,000 worth of creative strategies and design solutions that help the organization communicate more persuasively, more purposefully and more powerfully.

Term of Contract:

To ensure that this program can help fulfill your organization's ideas, the McGuffin Creative Group asks that projects have a time frame for delivery of 3-4 months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant must ba a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) or a U.S. organization or fiscal agent with that status.

Pre-Application Information:

Apply online by completing the online form and submitting it by March 31st, 2018.

The review process will last approximately three weeks after the deadline. Applicants may be requested for an informal interview before a decision is made.

Finalist will be notified in before April 30th.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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McGuffin Creative Group, Inc.
566 West Adams Street, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60661


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