DIGITAL OPPORTUNITIES: A STUDY OF EMERGING DIGITAL FUNDRAISING PRACTICES IN THE ARTS
Lesly Ceballos, Shanshan Jin, Gillian Kim, Yiliu Mao and Taylor Wilkerson | Published May 2018
Over the last few years, online giving has grown faster than individual donations overall. While many arts organizations are still utilizing traditional methods of fundraising, institutional support priorities are shifting as are the demographics and psychographics of prospective donors. As digital technologies are becoming a staple in everyday life, like their peers in the nonprofit sector, arts organizations should investigate testing and implementing digital strategies in order to remain relevant is today’s fundraising world. If arts institutions want to gain more individual donors, they will need to adapt digitally. There are many emerging fundraising tools like Short Message Service (SMS), Facebook Nonprofit Tools (Facebook NP), Peer-to-Peer (P2P), and Mobile Bidding that arts organizations can test and implement in order to acquire more individual support for their institutions.
SILICON VALLEY STRUGGLE: ENGAGING TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURS IN ARTS PHILANTHROPY
Jennifer Moreci | Published October 2015
In the 21st century, wealth is beginning to concentrate in new fields like technology as opposed to traditional industries. With this in mind, how can arts organizations go about soliciting financial support from this new class of wealthy-elite? This white paper by Jennifer Moreci answers this question by looking at current patterns in philanthropy and specific strategies for engaging donors in Silicon Valley.
GRANTS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: PRIMER FOR BEST PRACTICES
Sally Cao, et al. | Published July 2014
Grants management systems--automated systems that track a grant through its entire lifecycle, as well as store data about the relationship between an applicant and the grantor--assist the nation's 62 regional and state arts agencies in the distribution of funding. This paper, adapted from the research report Benchmarking Study of Best Practices in Grant Management Software for State Arts Agencies, provides a framework of best practices culled from the Center for Effective Philanthropy, the Foundation Center, and the Grants Managers Network in order to maximize the value of any grants management system.