Small-group financial management training for small arts orgs
Retooled, rebooted, and ready to help
Application deadline: Friday, December 13, 2019
(Ed. note: A version of this post originally ran in June, but scheduling conflicts with many of the groups ultimately caused the training to be canceled. The presenting partners, undaunted, are rebooting the process and trying to start round 2 again.)
Yes, we help provide arts education opportunities. Yes, we help artists make sustainable arts careers. And yes, we also serve as a resource to strengthen community arts groups: your local theatre, dance company, orchestra, and the like.
To that end, the S.C. Arts Commission is partnering with the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Alliance (which advocates for all the things mentioned above, and more, in the halls of power in Columbia and Washington) to present the second iteration of “A Stronger Bottom Line,” a small-group cohort of small arts organizations getting unparalleled, tailored financial management training specific to the arts.
The idea is to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of your organization’s financial operations. But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what some participants from the first cohort had to say:
“What a productive and informative program. I learned a great deal and am extremely confident that I can now provide a more thorough and necessary financial oversight and guidance for my organization. This program is immensely insightful. I wish everyone could have this opportunity.” – Footlight Players
“The SC Arts Alliance benefited greatly from this training. Our staff and board feel more confident in our ability to tell our financial story in a way that is transparent, meaningful, and useful. We highly recommend this training.” – S.C. Arts Alliance
This training is conducted by FMA Consultants. Here’s who is eligible:
- Only nonprofit grantees of the Donnelley Foundation and/or the S.C. Arts Commission.
- Budget size < $1 million
- Attendance by the executive director, plus lead finance staff or appropriate board member is required for each session. Commitment must be made with application.