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On Grant Writing and Funding with Kyra Cole

On Grant Writing and Funding with Kyra Cole

Update: 2023-01-12


A core process for many festival and event organizations is grant writing. In this episode, expert Kyra Cole provides a run down on simple, yet effective methods to up your grant management processes and communicate a compelling story to funders. We cover the different types of grants available, what to look for when searching for grants, and how you can write and organize your applications to stay ahead of the competition. This episode also provides you with some concrete tools and resources you can consider integrating into your workflow.

About Kyra:

Kyra Cole (she/her) is an economic development & tourism leader based in Ontario’s Southwest. She is the CEO of KLB Consulting, and co-owner and CEO of THREESEVEN, an Indigenous consulting firm dedicated to Indigenous economic development. Kyra is passionate about elevating the voices and businesses of marginalized peoples to make the economic landscape in Canada more equitable. She has her PAED (Professional Aboriginal Economic Development Certification), is CANDO certified, and is a trained Experience Development Coach. Named one of EDCOs Top 10 Economic Development Professionals in 2021 and one of Business Elite’s Top 40 Under 40 In Canada, Kyra has honed her skills over a decade working in Municipal and Indigenous Economic Development and believes that the way to an equitable economic landscape is centered around regenerative practices. She is an experienced grant writer and has been facilitating grant writing workshops since 2018.


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Resources and Links Mentioned in the Episode:

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Organizations that can support Diversity Equity and Inclusion initiatives:

OFN acknowledges the generosity of the Canada Council for the Arts for supporting this series.

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On Grant Writing and Funding with Kyra Cole

On Grant Writing and Funding with Kyra Cole

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