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Springboard 2018 Application Form

Springboard cohort program

Springboard is a capacity-building cohort program designed to help arts and cultural organizations quickly identify challenges, spot opportunities for improvement, and develop a plan to improve business systems, fundraising, audience development, board governance, and more. The program starts in February 2018 and lasts through June.

To apply for Springboard, please tell us about your organization. When describing your needs and issues, be as detailed as possible. A staff member will contact you after we review your information. Completing this form does not obligate you to any service.

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Tell Us About Your Organization
If your nonprofit’s type is not listed, please select "Other" and fill in the “Mission” field that becomes visible after selecting "Other."
Enter total budget. Please do not include commas or the $ sign.
Programming suggestions: Architecture/Design; Dance; Heritage; History/Historical Preservation; Literary; Media; Multidisciplinary; Music; Theater; Visual.
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Springboard Application
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Springboard is open to arts, cultural, heritage, and design organizations in King County with a minimum budget of $150,000.

Fees are on a sliding scale based on your organizational budget. At market rate consulting and training, Springboard is worth $23,000. With support from 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and the Boeing Company, program fees are significantly reduced.

Following are the sliding scale fees based on organizational budget:
Budget SizeSpringboard Fee
$150,00 - $500,000$900
$500,001 - $1,000,000$1,450
$1,000,001 - $1,500,000$1,950
$1,500,001 - $3,500,000
$3,500,001 and up

To select multiple options, hold down the CTRL or Command key while clicking.

If your option is not listed, please select "Other" and fill in the field that becomes visible after selecting "Other."

Springboard Files
Please upload the following documentation (PDF, document, or spreadsheet file):

Springboard Time Commitment
Each Springboard participant will spend approximately 8-10 hours each month in cohort gatherings, meetings, calls, and email coordination between February and June 2018. Graduation will take place in September 2018. After graduation, there will be periodic check-ins on your organization’s progress until July of 2019.

Please read the Program Guide for full details and schedule.

Springboard Representatives
Springboard requires the participation of three individuals from the organization throughout the 4-month Springboard program and at the final graduation. One participant must be the Executive or Managing Director; at least one must be a board member; and the third can be from the staff or board.

One person from the organization must be designated as the Springboard Lead. This person will coordinate with the team members and be the primary point of contact for the consultants and 501 Commons staff. 

Please list the three individuals who will form your Springboard Organizational Leadership Team (OLT). 


If not already provided, please indicate the first name, last name, and email of your organization's Executive Director, CEO or President.

Thank you for your interest in Springboard!

Contact Catherine Nueva España at if you have any questions about the program or the application, or if you need more information.

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