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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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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Arizona Humanities frequently posts about new grant opportunities and grantee achievements on our social media platforms. So be sure to follow us!
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 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.
These sample posts can be used to publicize that you received an Arizona Humanities grant.
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 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.
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.
Every grantee will have different groups and organizations that are stakeholders in their grant.
You can also think about reaching out to:
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
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 nonprofit 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 nonprofit organizations across Arizona.
Arizona Humanities offers a customizable press release template for grantees when announcing their grant award and/or public programs related to your grant.