Ara Beal, MA she/her/hers

Ara G. Beal combines her decades of theater production experience, nonprofit management, and teaching background into supporting nonprofits in increasing their funding capacity, including through grant writing. In addition to working with individual nonprofits, Ara presents to groups such as Chambers of Commerce, SCORE chapters, and other nonprofit networking groups. She has served on grant review panels for the Ohio Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Culture Works of Dayton.  She previously served as the Executive Director at Talespinner Children’s Theatre and Managing Artistic Director of YS Kids Playhouse, and particularly enjoys helping small, new nonprofits complete their first grant application. To supplement her arts background, Ara has completed coursework and is in the process of completing the CPA exam to offer financial knowledge to her clients.

When not supporting nonprofits, she enjoys spending time in libraries, watching hockey, and making messes with her six grandchildren.

My favorite thing about this work: There is always more to earn.  Whether it's getting to know a new sector, learning about an organization's programming, or tackling a new type of application, it's never the same day-to-day.