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March 15
11:00 am-1:15pm ET

March 22
11:00 am -1:15pm ET

April 12
11:00 am-1:15pm ET

April 26
11:00 am-1:15pm ET


ESUSA is pleased to offer its members a complimentary 45 minute session with ESUSA Advancement Consultant Elizabeth Piercey, an experienced El Sistema and arts fundraiser, to support their grant writing efforts this season. Members can request feedback on a specific grant or discuss grant prospecting strategies. This opportunity is meant to support organizations that do not have a professional fundraiser on staff. Sessions are available on a first-come first-serve basis.

*Grant Writing Office Hours are only open to El Sistema USA Member Organizations

Sample Office Hour Topics:

  • How do I get started with prospecting and grant writing?
  • How do I center asset-based language in my grant writing?
  • How do I navigate an NEA grant?
  • What is the best NEA grant and category to apply for?
  • How do I set up my account?
  • How do you best re-use/recycle responses across different applications?

Elizabeth Piercey

Elizabeth Piercey is an arts administrator with over fifteen years of experience in institutional and individual fundraising and donor engagement. As an independent grant writer she has worked with a variety of non-profit arts and social service organizations including El Sistema USA, El Sistema New Jersey Alliance, Light Opera of New Jersey, Family Promise, and St. Joseph Social Service Center, among others. She has also held positions in fund development at Wharton Arts and The Museum of Modern Art. Elizabeth graduated from Drexel University with a Master’s in Arts Administration. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in art history and communication from Rutgers University.

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