24 April 2018back

Creative Internships Blog Week 27

Week 23: Johnny Dawson, Hijinx Theatre

You win some, you lose some.

That’s how the old saying goes.  And in the world of fundraising, I think it’s important to bear in mind day-to-day.  This month it was my time to learn that lesson, since I won some and lost some.

The good news is that applications made by myself to secure grants which would allow us to establish a new Academy for young people in North Wales have been successful! 

The bad news is that an application for a large core grant that I made was unsuccessful.  It was a little bit disappointing since I had a great feeling about it, and both myself and my manager felt I’d written a very strong application.  But as I discussed with fellow fundraisers since receiving the news, the “no’s” are all part of the job.

That said, the wins make it totally worth it.  It was a real boost to have those successes, and I feel spurred on by them to keep working even harder to achieve more for the company. 

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