Allie Watson

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Mansfield Rising Update from Allie Watson

Allie Watson, Senior Community Investment Officer, accepted the Richland County Regional Planning Commission’s Planning Excellence Award for the Mansfield Rising Plan on behalf of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees and the SXSW419 team.
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What’s Going on with Mansfield Rising?

You’re not the only one wondering What’s Going on with Mansfield Rising?The short answer is, “We’re working on it.”The long answer is there are meetings upon meetings discussing the nitty-gritty details not found in the 68-page plan. The Mansfield Rising Plan includes overviews of 39 projects and programs to help continue downtown Mansfield’s positive trajectory. The nitty-gritty wasn’t included but is now surfacing.
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Foundation Seeks  Partners to Improve Downtown  Mansfield

The Richland County Foundation has embarked on a new and exciting path to fund investment in Downtown Mansfield. It started with an idea to send 15 individuals who live, work, and play in the city to the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference in Austin, TX.
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#RichlandGives Puppet Master

My job on Giving Tuesday is to be supportive, smile and direct traffic. That's it. Seriously. Smile and wave.
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How can we make applying for a grant easier? 

Making it easier to apply for a grant. Access to support and online applications are two ways. One key point to keep in mind is that we’re all just people. You can contact a funder and ask questions. Listen to what they’re saying about your project or idea and take their advice. One of the greatest benefits of connecting with a community investment officer at a foundation is that person has contact with board and committee members who are making decisions about your grant application.
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