Successful Fundraising for Arts and Cultural Organizations

Author: Karen Brooks Hopkins
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781573560290
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Fundraising experts Karen Brooks Hopkins of the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Carolyn Stolper Friedman of the Contemporary Museum of Art in Chicago offer important insights into today's best fundraising strategies for arts and cultural organizations of all sizes. New to this edition is an in-depth examination of corporate sponsorships, as well as a detailed chapter on endowment campaigns. All statistics, appendixes, and examples have been updated, and many helpful examples, including pledge forms, campaign statements, and sponsorship contracts, are also included.

Yours for the Asking

Author: Reynold Levy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470440780
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Learn how to power up your fundraising-from Reynold Levy, the master of fundraising Drawing on his experience in raising over one billion dollars in six years as President of Lincoln Center, Reynold Levy has written the ultimate insider's guide to asking for and receiving funds. Rich with insights and invaluable advice from Levy's own lessons learned, this powerful book is for you, whether your organization is concerned with health, education, the arts, or humanitarian causes, a think tank or advocacy group, established or fledgling. Insightful, creative, and humorous, Yours for the Asking draws back the curtain to disclose Levy's secrets of success and reveals how you can: Tap into the resources of donors, large and small, for your institution or cause Reach wealthy people and successfully bring home the bacon Put aside fears, qualms, and hesitancies and confidently ask for funds Locate the intersection between the interests of business and the needs of your nonprofit organization Solve the mystery of fundraising from foundations Explore your organization's future in fundraising and discern its long-term trends Learn the best ways to combat the adverse impact of a wide, deep, and prolonged recession Yours for the Asking will transform your view of fundraising from a dreaded aspect of your job to a high calling, from "pleading" for money to helping donors find pleasure in advancing social causes and strengthening key nonprofit institutions. Affluence and generosity abound. It's all yours-for the asking.

Nonprofit Essentials

Author: Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471740071
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Praise for Recruiting and Training Fundraising Volunteers "Linda Lysakowski brings into focus the realities of enlisting volunteers to ensure success in a campaign. She clearly outlines logical steps that lead to inspiring passion in the volunteer, who is so essential to reaching a goal. I wish such a comprehensive treatise had been available to me forty years ago!" --Milton Murray, Director Emeritus Philanthropic Service for Institutions Adventist World Headquarters (Silver Spring, Maryland) "It was a pleasure to read Ms. Lysakowski's book, which outlines the roles of volunteers in the art of fundraising. Linda has woven the guidance of the great masters of philanthropy and volunteer management partnered with her extensive life experience. This is a must-have resource for development officers and nonprofit leadership essential for both volunteers and management. I especially liked the 'In the Real World' examples of concepts in action that could be implemented locally." --Ann H. Moffitt, CFRE, Vice President of Community Development Keystone Human Services, and CEO, Keystone Partnership (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) "Research and practice tell us that organizations that engage volunteers in fundraising have more sustained success, even in tough times. This book is a substantive contribution to the literature of volunteer fundraisers, and it reminds us of the honorable role of volunteers in fundraising, even in this time of the growing professionalization of staff fundraising." --Timothy L. Seiler, PhD, CFRE, Director Public Service and The Fund Raising School, Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University (Indianapolis, Indiana)

9 5 Theses on Art and Class

Author: Ben Davis
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608462684
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ben Davis is the editor of Artinfo, one of the world's most popular resources for information and discussion on arts and culture. As a critic, he has become painfully aware of the role that class plays in art. 9.5 Theses on Art and Class seeks to show how a clear understanding of class makes sense of what is at stake in a broad number of contemporary art's most persistent debates, from definitions of political art, to the troubled status of outsider' and street art, to the question of how we maintain faith in art itself in a dysfunctional world.'

Performing Arts Management

Author: Tobie S. Stein
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1581157533
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Management strategies that really work—from more than 100 leading managers!

The Cycle

Author: Michael M. Kaiser
Publisher: Brandeis University Press
ISBN: 1611684781
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In the third book of his popular trilogy on creating and sustaining arts organizations, Michael Kaiser reveals the hidden engine that powers consistent success. According to Kaiser, successful arts organizations pursue strong programmatic marketing campaigns that compel people to buy tickets, enroll in classes, and so on—in short, to participate in the organization’s programs. Additionally, they create exciting activities that draw people to the organization as a whole. This institutional marketing creates a sense of enthusiasm that attracts donors, board members, and volunteers. Kaiser calls this group of external supporters the family. When this hidden engine is humming, staff, board, and audience members, artists, and donors feel confidence in the future. Resources are reinvested in more and better art, which is marketed aggressively; as a result, the “family” continues to grow, providing even more resources. This self-reinforcing cycle underlies the activities of all healthy arts organizations, and the theory behind it can be used as a diagnostic tool to reveal—and remedy—the problems of troubled ones. This book addresses each element of the cycle in the hope that more arts organizations around the globe—from orchestras, theaters, museums, opera companies, and classical and modern dance organizations to service organizations and other not-for-profit cultural institutions—will be able to sustain remarkable creativity, pay the bills, and have fun doing so!

Cultivating Diversity in Fundraising

Author: Janice Gow Pettey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471226017
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An important roadmap for fundraising in today's multicultural communities Raising money in today's diverse communities is a growing challenge for fundraisers and philanthropists, requiring thoughtful strategies, successful collaborations, and a respectful understanding of people's differences. In this groundbreaking new book, the author examines today's four major ethnic groups-African American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American-in terms of their diverse histories, traditions, and motivations, and then applies this information to the proven components of successful fundraising. The result is a timely and important look at how fundraisers can use an understanding of ethnic differences to create a vibrant and balanced nonprofit center through both individual and collective efforts. In clear, easy-to-understand language, Cultivating Diversity in Fundraising answers the following critical questions: * Who are diverse donors? * What are their charitable traditions and interests? * What fundraising methods will be successful in diverse communities? * What can fundraisers do to include more diversity in fundraising efforts? Designed as a guide to fundraising as well as a strategic update for existing fundraisers, this book should be required reading for anyone working in today's nonprofit sector.

Dark Matter

Author: Gregory Sholette
Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 9780745327525
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Art is big business, with some artists able to command huge sums of money for their works, while the vast majority are ignored or dismissed by critics. This book shows that these marginalized artists, the "dark matter" of the art world, are essential to the survival of the mainstream and that they frequently organize in opposition to it. Gregory Sholette, a politically engaged artist, argues that imagination and creativity in the art world originate thrive in the non-commercial sector shut off from prestigious galleries and champagne receptions. This broader creative culture feeds the mainstream with new forms and styles that can be commodified and used to sustain the few artists admitted into the elite. This dependency, and the advent of inexpensive communication, audio and video technology, has allowed this "dark matter" of the alternative art world to increasingly subvert the mainstream and intervene politically as both new and old forms of non-capitalist, public art. This book is essential for anyone interested in interventionist art, collectivism, and the political economy of the art world.

Arts and Cultural Programming

Author: Gay Carpenter
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736065641
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Arts and Cultural Programming draws on current knowledge of leisure programming strategies for organizations in a variety of recreation settings. The authors provide step-by-step application of basic theory and approaches to designing, implementing, and evaluating one-time events, annual or seasonal events, and yearlong programs.

Fundraising for Museums

Author: Linda Wise McNay
Publisher: Charitychannel LLC
ISBN: 9781938077760
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Being a head of a museum is both challenging and rewarding work. Museum leaders and those who aspire to the role are expected to engage donors and members, and raise money effectively; yet, most have received little or no training or support in advancement. In Fundraising for Museums: 8 Keys to Success Every Museum Leader Should Know, veteran fundraising consultant Linda Wise McNay demystifies fundraising for museum leaders. This innovative book will guide museum leaders on: How museum leaders should manage their time in every stage of their fundraising and stewardship efforts The importance of board leadership The critical relationship between the Museum Leader and, if there is one, the chief development officer Detailed instruction on "how to ask" McNay offers lessons that she routinely shares with her arts and cultural clients. Some museums do not have a chief development officer or experienced advancement staff. She shares detailed explanations of which fundraising tasks are the most important and which should be undertaken first by museum leadership. She explains annual giving, major giving, capital campaigns, and the museum's endowment. This book is organized into eight chapters: Chapter One: Three Secrets to Successful Fundraising. Museums cannot be supported by tuition alone. Therefore, the museum leader needs to devote significant time and attention to fundraising. A museum leader must be able to present the case for support and lead the board and staff in a team effort to ask for funds, all while following a coordinated plan of action. Chapter Two: Fundraising Methods by Rate of Return. A museum fundraising plan should include scheduled direct mail, telephone, event, sponsorship, email, and personal solicitations. Effectiveness of all solicitations is enhanced with an accurate database and appropriate stewardship. Chapter Three: The Big Ask. The museum leader needs to be able to talk about money--a lot. The greatest reason people give money is because they are asked in person! Chapter Four: Forge a Lasting Partnership with the Chief Development Officer. Development is the process of building long-term, positive, and mutually beneficial relationships between donors and the cultural institution. This is best achieved by the combined efforts of the museum leader and the development staff member(s) and volunteers. It is definitely not a one-person job. Chapter Five: A Primary Responsibility of the Board Is to Raise Money. One hundred percent of board members should participate in fundraising both as donors and in soliciting others to all campaigns at your museum. Chapter Six: Operational Funds Have Less Donor Appeal, but They Are Essential. Most museums begin their fundraising efforts with the annual fund or membership. You must create a case for annual operating needs and train your volunteers on the importance of unrestricted giving. Chapter Seven: Capital Campaigns Occur Every Three to Five Years, so Prepare Yourself. Everyone is an annual fund prospect. Some donors are also capital gift prospects. The top 10 donors are critical to your campaign success. Chapter Eight: Endowment Building for the Future. The best way to build an endowment for your museum is to initiate a planned giving program.