Tag Archives: funding

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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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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Start with the resources

So, take a look at that resources list over there – some really helpful stuff contained within: New York Foundation for the Arts: they offer fiscal sponsorship. For those who don’t know what that means, it is a method by which a 501 (c) 3 acts as a money conduit to an individual artist. With a fiscal sponsor (it could be NYFA, Fractured Atlas or a non-profit organization that you know) you can apply for monies that normally would not be given toan individual. It…

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