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Grantee Communications Toolkit

Congratulations on receiving a grant from Arizona Humanities! This is a significant achievement and we encourage you to share your success with the public.

Arizona Humanities offers you a Grantee Communications Toolkit for grantees who would like to publicize their grant. As you will find in your Grant Agreement (Section IV, Public Relations), there are specific acknowledgement requirements you must adhere to after accepting your grant.

Goals of the Toolkit: We have provided these materials below to assist in creating announcements and materials to help with publicity.

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Questions?

Marilyn Murphy, Marketing and Communications Coordinator (mmurphy@azhumanities.org)

Arizona Humanities
1242 N. Central Avenue – Phoenix, AZ 85004 – 602-257-0335 – info@azhumanities.org

 

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Arizona Humanities requires public acknowledgment of the projects it supports, as outlined in the terms and conditions of your award.  Federal regulations stipulate that credit be given to Arizona Humanities-funded projects in all written notices, news releases, or other publicity. Grantees must specify that the project is funded, supported, or made possible by a grant from Arizona Humanities. The name of Arizona Humanities and its logo must appear in a conspicuous location and be large enough to be easily legible. All logo formats are available on the Logos page

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Connect with Arizona Humanities

Arizona Humanities frequently posts about new grant opportunities and grantee achievements on our social media platforms. So be sure to follow us!

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Social Media

The National Endowment for the Humanities offers resources to learn about creating and managing social media platforms. Click here to learn about social media resources. We also recommend researching other nonprofit social media resources such as Nonprofit Tech for Good, Social Media Examiner and others.

Arizona Humanities Social Media Badges

Arizona Humanities offers a social media badge if you plan to post on social media when you announce to the public you have received a grant from Arizona Humanities. Download these badges below.

 

Sample Social Media Posts

These sample posts can be used to publicize that you received an Arizona Humanities grant.

Facebook:

  • We are excited to announce that [your organization’s name] received a grant from Arizona Humanities! [please tag Arizona Humanities by using @] We can’t wait to [explain what your grant will be used for]. [Insert link to the Arizona Humanities press release/blog post listing your grant award]  [attach the social media badge]
  • Great news! [Your organization’s name] just found out that we received a grant from Arizona Humanities to [explain what your grant will be used for]. [Insert link to the Arizona Humanities announcement/press release/blog post listing your grant award]  [attach the social media badge]

Twitter:

  • [Your organization’s name] just received an @AZhumanities grant! [insert link to the Arizona Humanities press release/blog post listing your grant award]  [attach the social media badge]
  • [Your organization’s name] is excited to announce that we received a grant from @AZhumanities! [insert link to the Arizona Humanities press release/blog post listing your grant award]  [attach the social media badge]

Instagram:

  • [Your organization’s name] just received a grant from Arizona Humanities! [Please tag Arizona Humanities by using @AZhumanities and attach the social media badge] #AZhumanities
  • So excited to announce that [your organization’s name] was awarded a grant from Arizona Humanities! [Attach the social media badge] #AZhumanities

Arizona Humanities Talking Points

If you are creating newsletter articles, press interviews, e-blasts, social media posts, or press releases, here are some talking points on Arizona Humanities. This also includes a brief overview of the organization in case you find yourself needing to explain background and history of Arizona Humanities.

  • The mission of Arizona Humanities is to build a just and civil society by creating opportunities to explore our shared human experiences through discussion, learning and reflection. Since 1973, Arizona Humanities has supported public programs that promote understanding of the human experience with cultural, educational, and non-profit organizations across Arizona. 
  • Arizona Humanities is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and the Arizona affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • Arizona Humanities awards grants to cultural, educational, and nonprofit institutions, such as museums, libraries, tribal entities, and universities.

Media Outreach & Press Pitch

The National Endowment for the Humanities offers great resources for organizations on media outreach and press pitch. By clicking the links below, you will be taken to the NEH website.

Click here for Media Outreach

Click here for Press Pitch

Audience Outreach

Tips on how to do outreach to stakeholders

Arizona Humanities is a stakeholder and you can always reach out to us with questions about promoting your grant and your public programs. We encourage grant recipient features on our website, eNewsletters, and social media, especially public programs that audiences can attend. We want to celebrate the work our grantees are doing and highlight that impact in our communities.

It is important to Arizona Humanities to be in communication with our grantees throughout and after the grant period. The more you can share your grant with different audiences, the more that people understand the role and the importance of the humanities.

  • When you reach a milestone or complete a significant phase of the project, contact the Grants Manager to discuss having your project featured on the Arizona Humanities website or social media.
  • When you have scheduled public programs for your project (exhibition openings, lectures, symposiums, film screenings, etc.), contact our Grants staff or Marketing/Communications Coordinator to have your program added to the Arizona Humanities Events Calendar, website, eNewsletter, social media, etc.
  • When you post important updates on social media make sure you tag Arizona Humanities (@AZhumanities) so we can help further your reach by re-tweeting or sharing your post.

Every grantee will have different groups and organizations that are stakeholders in their grant.

You can also think about reaching out to:

  • local schools
  • museums
  • city council
  • libraries
  • after school programs
  • the tourism board
  • convention center
  • chamber of commerce
  • professional society newsletters
  • community calendar listings

Arizona Humanities Boilerplate

A boilerplate is usually found at the end of a press release, and briefly describes the company or organization related above. The same boilerplate is usually used on every press release the company releases. It is important to remember boilerplates should be up to date, clearly written and short in length.

Here is the Arizona Humanities Boilerplate in case you need to use it:

ABOUT ARIZONA HUMANITIES

http://www.azhumanities.org

Mission: Arizona Humanities builds a just and civil society by creating opportunities to explore our shared human experiences through discussion, learning and reflection.

Arizona Humanities is a statewide 501(c)3 non-profit organization and the Arizona affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Since 1973, Arizona Humanities has supported public programs that promote understand of the human experience with cultural, educational, and non-profit organizations across Arizona. 

Press Release Template

Arizona Humanities offers a customizeable press release template for grantees when announcing their grant award and/or public programs related to your grant.

Click here for the Press Release Template document.