TIPS & TOOLS
Written by Randy Cohen, a noted expert in the fields of funding, research, policy, and using the arts to address community development issues, this short but sweet article lists 10 reasons (including statistics!) to help you make your case as to why the arts matter, and more importantly, why they should be funded!
Given that many organizations receive approximately 41% of their annual contributions in the last few weeks of the year, this blog features five tips and tools to prepare your organization for holiday fundraising.
Needing ideas on how to ask people for money? Fractured Atlas has a great blog post on the topic.
Compiled by Blackbaud, a software solutions company, this 5-page document fleshes out 10 ideas for capitalizing year-end fundraising momentum.
The National Center for Charitable Statistics runs the Fundraising Effectiveness Project. This project aims to give nonprofits tools for tracking and analyzing their annual contributed income numbers.
8 Tips for Courting Influencers the Art Basel Way (from the pARTnership Movement)
Based on the financial success of Art Basel, this article succinctly explores tips that art organizations can implement to create mutually beneficial art and business partnerships.
Making the case for ongoing philanthropic support, Phil Buchanan, from the Center for Effective Philanthropy, explores the notion of moving from a dependency-paradigm into a long-term investment strategy.
Nonprofit organizations show high turnover rates on their donor roles. This pattern leads to costly fundraising.
Focusing on sustainable fundraising as stewardship, this post from Clairification, is part of her SMIT series (Single Most Important Thing I have to tell you) and provides the reader with four concrete steps to donor retention.
Charity Navigator explores the importance of year-end giving and provides insight into the motivating factors that prompt donors to give during the holiday season.
Think that a nonprofit can’t use crowdfunding platforms? Think again! The Nonprofit Quarterly breaks down the major players and how you can effectively use crowdfunding to support specific projects.
Crowdfunding — What works and what doesn’t? The good news is that Dance and Theater projects have the greatest success rate!
Looking towards the future is critical in crafting your contributed income strategy. This article takes it up a notch by exploring the traits that are unique to the Millenial Generation ie the youth of today who are and will be the art consumers of tomorrow.
Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2013 can be downloaded for free and is an annual industry forecast about private capital used for public good. It provides a bird’s eye view of the current landscape, pointing to major trends, and changes in the horizon. Please note, you will have to register and answer a few questions in order to download the document from Grantcraft.
L3C is a Low-Profit Limited Liability Company or social purpose enterprise that may or may not generate revenue. Understanding the potential of this entity to the arts and culture community has become the passion of Michael DiFonzo who has a series of events and online resources dedicated to the subject.
The NEA is set to take a 5% budget cut…what does this mean for you?
Hot for a while, Kickstarter and crowdfunding have slowed.
What do donors look like in the future? This scan summarizes key trends and what they mean for giving.
You can download USA Giving’s 2011 Annual Report on Philanthropy Executive Summary for free. It summarizes key findings, with pie charts on the sources and uses of contributions, total giving trendline graphs going back 40 years, bar graphs depicting changes in giving over the last three years, and other data!