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Where’s the puppy?

There’s a saying in the non-profit world regarding fundraising efforts. The question is “where’s the puppy?” The lovely beeble, ready for her vacation, originally uploaded by evemosher. What that means is ‘show me what I am paying for’ and ‘make it compelling.’ Ultimately it also means appeal to my heart, not my mind. If you are embarking on a fundraising drive, make sure you let people know what they are paying for and why. The best way to do that is to give concrete examples…

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A little bit of everything

One thing to think about when you are taking on your own public art project is that you will need to be a little bit of everything: Salesperson – you have to really be able to sell yourself and your project, you will sell to funders, presenters, neighborhood organizations, sponsors and other supporters. Marketer – part of being a good salesperson is being a good marketer. Find clear and compelling ways to talk about your work. Develop an elevator pitch (more on that later). Networker…

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Fiscal Sponsorship and why you might want it…

or not, keep in mind that you will have to make the decisions that are right for you and your project. Having said that, I can’t think of any good reasons not to work with a fiscal sponsor. 337/365: The Big Money, originally uploaded by DavidDMuir. Fiscal Sponsors – also called fiscal agent, umbrella organization, fiscal conduit, non-profit sponsor – offer a variety of benefits for artists, including allowing tax deductable donations to the project from individuals and corporations, and allow the artist to apply…

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