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Sara Fichtner

Writer. Nonprofit Pro. Cultural Connector.





Welcome! Bienvenido! Mabuhay!

We live in a time when many of us are trying to reconcile our histories and experiences and grow in understanding. My dream is to educate and inspire us to explore and embrace each other’s stories ~ leading to authentic, joyful, and loving connection. 

For years I have connected donors with missions that need support by writing grants. Now I’m moving beyond grants to connect people with stories and resources that make cultural connections ~ across ethnicity, experience, geography, and faith. I’m so glad you are here!

Recent Posts

Library Love

Every night I read my son Cristian a set of bedtime stories. Even at one year old, he loves books and can pick his favorites. One book that always makes the stack is Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn & Rosalind Beardshaw. It is a short and sweet book about a...

our Chagall story

Twenty-five years ago, we took a train from Madrid to Nice on France’s Côte d’Azur. We, my friend Sarah and I, left our study abroad classmates behind for a holiday trip around Europe. The train was delayed in Marseille, and our basic French didn’t quite help us...

strangers no more

One of the hardest things for me to do as an (extroverted) introvert is starting a conversation with a stranger. Whether it’s a room full of high-powered leaders, folks with a common interest, or even little kids, gatherings can be anxiety-inducing for me. It makes it...

write your way to funding

Grants 101


Is your organization ready to apply for a grant?

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What information do you need to write a successful grant proposal?


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Grant writing builds connections.

Image credit (cover photo): Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing No. 652, Continuous Forms With Color Acrylic Washes Superimposed (detail), 1990. Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Gift of the Dudley Sutphin Family, 1990.40 © 2022 The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.