What “Grace and Frankie” Taught Me About the Need for Age Diversity

Posted on July 27, 2021 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Blog, Business Development, Communications, Diversity & Inclusion.

Have you ever watched Grace and Frankie on Netflix? Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin play women in their mid-seventies who become unlikely friends and in the process, redefine what it looks like to be in your later years. In one episode, Grace and Frankie are starting a new business and going to the bank to …

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Thinking of hiring summer interns?

Posted on April 27, 2021 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Business Development, Economic Development, Giving Back, Hiring, Relationship Building, Travel & Tourism.

As summer is getting closer, are you considering hiring interns? We know a lot about hiring interns here at Platinum PR… We’ve had over 30 interns! This has been one of my best investments in my business. Hiring interns is a great way to invest in someone’s future and your company’s progress. During their internship, …

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How creating your budget proposal is different in 2021

Posted on January 19, 2021 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Annual Report, Budgets, Business Development.

It’s that time of year again… Time to work on budget proposals for the upcoming July 1 fiscal year! However, in 2021, making the budgetary “ask” needs be done a little differently. COVID isn’t finished yet, and neither are the impacts of it. It’s imperative to think both long-term and short-term about budget needs as …

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Now’s the time to strengthen your “bragging” muscle

Posted on September 30, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Annual Report, Business Development, COVID Pivoting, Economic Development, Storytelling.

Today we’re talking about the importance of sharing your story – and why it’s more important now than ever. Once COVID hit, EDOs and tourism organizations had to scramble to keep up with all of the new, pressing demands. You’ve had to create, promote, and execute on brand new funding programs, requiring extensive staff time and …

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3 Tips for Writing a Strong Grant Proposal

Posted on August 26, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Business Development, COVID Pivoting, Economic Development.

At Platinum PR, we’re happy to be collaborating with Nichola Ostrander of Ostrander’s Consulting to provide grant writing support for our clients. We’ve invited Nichola to share a few tips with you today about how to write a strong grant proposal. Here’s Nichola: Right now, there are so many opportunities to get funding for communities. …

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