Blog posts tagged with Fundraising
Katie Fahey is the program officer for the Kenneth Rainin Foundation's arts program. We interviewed her about the Foundation's experience using the Sustain Arts tool, for which the Rainin Foundation provided seed funding.
No matter how fantastic the cause, a fundraiser will not get results without nailing the basic skills of making donors feel comfortable, getting past gatekeepers, and getting prospects to return calls. Read on to learn how to get donor prospects to call you back.
Theater Bay Area's program director Dale Albright talks about the organization's experience using the Sustain Arts tool.
Machinery clunks to a halt between floors. Two strangers are stuck. No phone. No answer but echoes to their cries for help. Scary, right? Except they’re on an escalator. Does this scene describe your nonprofit's struggle with board fundraising?
Claire Rice is the deputy director and field director-Southeast Michigan of Sustain Arts. We interviewed her about Sustain Arts--a newly-launched fundraising tool that provides open access to arts and cultural philanthropy data.
The Creative Work Fund is a grantmaking program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund that invites San Francisco Bay Area artists and nonprofit organizations to create new art works through collaborations. Attend this informational session to learn more and ask questions about applying for the fund’s 2016 cycle.
Foundation Center’s new tool, Foundation Funding for U.S. Democracy, indicates that foundations made grants of almost $299 million between 2011 and 2014 in the campaigns, elections, and voting category, which includes support for implementation, research, reform, and/or mobilizations efforts related to campaign finance, election administration, redistricting, voting access, as well as voter registration, education, and turnout. More than half those grant dollars went for voter registration, education, and turnout initiatives, and, as one might expect, the annual total spiked in 2012, a presidential election year, as did funding for voting rights efforts.
Peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns yield significant benefits: more donations, more awareness, more relationships, and plenty of supporters to share the load. But if you haven’t done one before, getting started can feel overwhelming.