I never would’ve guessed that a book called The Zen of Fundraising would dole out some tough love. My mouth dropped on the subway when I read that author Ken Burnett, an international fundraising expert, believes that most donors receive better customer service from their local fast food restaurant (he names a specific chain, but [...]
Each month we will feature one of our fiscally sponsored projects who have been successful at using our program to advance their art/cause/career. This month’s featured project is Happenstance Theater.
Since 2006, Washington DC’s Happenstance Theater has been achieving the IMPOSSIBLE through simple theatrical means, creating and performing over 20 new works. On [...]
On March 13th, Fractured Atlas is heading to the Windy City! Jean Ann Douglass, our Program Director for Insurance, and I will be in Chicago for three days to meet artists, hang out at the Creative Chicago Expo, and see some awesome art.
We start off the visit with a workshop at Columbia College Chicago on [...]
Well, tax season is upon us, which means many of us who itemize our taxes are scrambling to make sure we have our receipts and other documentation in order. For any of you who are fiscally sponsored, you may have heard from our staff asking for documentation of the expenses incurred when submitting a fund [...]
Each month we will feature one of our fiscally sponsored projects who have been successful at using our program to advance their art/cause/career. This month’s featured project is Helen Sung Group.
An anthem, in the words of fiscally sponsored artist Helen Sung, “speaks of a rallying cry, a declaration of oneself.” Sung’s latest (sixth!) album, “Anthem [...]
A couple of years ago, we redesigned our fiscal sponsorship annual report to match up more closely with the format of the Cultural Data Project, an emerging data standard for cataloging financial, operational and programmatic information relating to arts nonprofits. In September 2012, we reaped the first fruits of that evolution in the form of [...]
New York Foundation for the Arts is accepting proposals for Artists’ Fellowships.
Description: NYFA Artists’ Fellowships, awarded in fifteen different disciplines over a three-year period, are $7,000 cash awards made to individual originating artists living and working in the state of New York for unrestricted use. Artists’ Fellowships are not project grants but are intended to [...]
I’ve said it time and time again, “Remember to thank your donors!” I know this seems obvious, but I’m not trying to insult your intelligence. I really believe that thanking your donors is as important as the donation itself, especially when it comes to donor retention. Saying “thank you” can be the simplest way to [...]
Each month we will feature one of our fiscally sponsored projects who have been successful at using our program to advance their art/cause/career. This month’s featured project is The Lady in Red Converses with Diablo.
Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month of November, 10 audience members a night have been fortunate to “dance with a new [...]
The holidays are upon us! For many of us this means that we’ll be spending more time with our family and friends. This also means it’s time for holiday fundraising. We’ve already covered tips for raising money during the holidays, so this year I’d like to focus specifically on how to ask for money from [...]