Online Fundraising: A Startup Guide

10 Online Fundraising Basics You Need to Know By Joanne Fritz, About.com Guide Online fundraising is the wave of the future. Already, it is making a dent in direct mail fundraising, and, as the “wired” generation matures, online may become the dominant form of fundraising. The lesson is that if you have not started building […]

Is Your Nonprofit Board Helping You or Hurting You?

Dream Board or Scary Board? Which Is Yours? By Joanne Fritz, About.com Guide The legal responsibilities of your nonprofit board of directors are pretty clear. The board: Ensures that your organization is fulfilling its mission. Guarantees that your organization complies with its bylaws and other rules. Reviews your financial performance. Hires and evaluates the CEO. But, […]

Keeping the Arts Alive, Even in a Recession

Hello Everyone This article from the Americans for the Arts’ website is a good read and very insightful. Please take a gander when you have the time. .Enjoy.Learn. Grow! August 23, 2010—Bill Radke: So if that’s how the recession is hitting boards in Britain, what is the story like here, where arts funding comes from […]

New Request for Proposals (Arts, Community, Health, Sciences, Social Entrepreneurship)

Arts and Culture Philadelphia Music Project Announces Application Guidelines Grants of up to $200,000 will be awarded to professional nonprofit music performing and presenting organizations for the development of musical activities, including public performances that work to advance the long-term artistic development of the organization…. Posted on August 19, 2010 Deadline: September 15, 2010 (Letter […]

How Cultural Groups Can Use Social-Media

How Cultural Groups Can Use Social-Media Museums and other cultural institutions are using social media tools to connect with their patrons in novel ways. Nina K. Simon, author of The Participatory Museum, and Rob Stein, chief information officer at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, join Allison Fine, the host of Social Good, to discuss how […]

How to Write Grant Proposals

Very interesting article and helpful too! Please read below: The Basics of Grant Proposals – From Summary to Budget By Joanne Fritz, About.com Guide Grant proposals are a part of any fundraiser’s portfolio. Although grants can be from a variety of sources (such as foundations or a government entity), most require the same basic information […]

What Fundraising and One-night Stands Have in Common

I thought this was a very interesting article written by Sherri Garrity, President of Make It Count Communications and author of the Ready, Aim, Inspire! blog for nonprofit organizations, because in my career I’ve encountered problems such as this where organizations forget that its important to practice stewardship in order to promote perpetual giving and execute successful fundraising […]