Learn What the Nonprofit Finance Fund Can Do for Your Nonprofit

Boston-Area Coalition Creates Fund to Support Nonprofit Collaboration, Shared Ventures The Nonprofit Finance Fund has announced that it will manage an innovative fund established by the Boston Foundation, Boston LISC, the Hyams Foundation, and the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley to help Boston-area nonprofit organizations pursue promising collaborations. The Catalyst Fund for […]


Tribeca Film Institute Accepting Submissions for Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to seasoned and first-time filmmakers in support of films that highlight and humanize issues of social importance from around the world through complete, thoughtful, and dynamic storytelling…. Deadline: December 8, 2010 Posted: September 24, 2010 California Council […]

The Arts & Economic Prosperity

Arts & Economic Prosperity III: The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations and Their Audiences documents the key role played by the nonprofit arts and culture industry in strengthening our nation’s economy. This study demonstrates that the nonprofit arts and culture industry is an economic driver in communities—a growth industry that supports jobs, generates […]

Angel Investors & Resources (Part I.)

By: Aaliyah S. Ogletree This article is very long,but well worth the read. Despite what you may think there are opportunities for entrepreneurs who have  great ideas and vision, but lack financial resources. Your dreams of being your own boss can be achieved regardless of socioeconomic status through hard work, diligence, and belief in one’s […]

Grant-Making Forecast: How Charities Can Make Effective Appeals in 2010 and Beyond

As foundations cope with significant endowment losses, many are reducing their giving. How can charities appeal to grant makers during these tough times? How will grant-making priorities change in 2010? And which foundations are stepping up their efforts despite the economic downturn? Read the transcript of our discussion with Chris DeCardy, vice president and director […]

Are Rich Donors Ruining Higher Education?

By Robert Frank Rarely in our history have the rich been so unpopular with the public. Thus, it probably was inevitable that even their good deeds–namely philanthropy–would come under sharp criticism. Associated Press A student carrying bags moves into Princeton University’s Whitman College, named for main donor Meg Whitman First came the critiques of the […]

New Requests for Proposals!

Arts and Culture Knight Foundation Launches Contest to Fund the Best Ideas for the Arts in Philadelphia Grants will be awarded to established arts institutions, independent artists, businesses, service organizations, and individuals who have ideas about the arts that will benefit Philadelphia and are able to match funds provided by the Knight Foundation…. Posted on […]

Celebrate Arts in Education Week! September 12-18, 2010!

In late July, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution declaring the week following the second Sunday of September as Arts in Education Week. Although timing prevents the arts education community from truly celebrating and promoting this inaugural celebration, that doesn’t mean we should do nothing. Let’s take the opportunity to draw attention to arts education in […]

How to Work with Young High Net Worth Donors

Hi Everyone, this post discusses high income donors who happen to be young. Gone are the days where the demographic for high income donors are of an older generation. We live in an age where there are millionaires who made their first million in their teens. We need to get creative when prospecting potential major […]

Fund Raising in a Recession

By: Jeffrey A. Schoenherr As I travel from coast to coast on the path that all development road warriors hate (well, at least this one does) it gives me time to reflect on something that has been the single biggest issue that has consumed people in our business for the past six months: the economy. […]