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Arts orgs: Need some last-minute funding?

Last call for Arts Project Support grants

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, March 6, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET [caption id="attachment_52659" align="aligncenter" width="950"]A white male mini-brick figurine with black hair, a black necktie and vest sits with a grimace on his face at a mini-brick desk with computer purchased with SCAC Arts Project Support grant funding. Tell them you bought it with Arts Project Support funding![/caption]

Hey, arts orgs! Fret not!

Arts Project Support grants can support your organization’s quality arts project or program or commitment to improve. Among other things, the APS grant can be used:
  • to build and/or increase technical, online, or virtual capacity;
  • for community arts development;
  • and for career advancement and/or professional development for artists and arts administration staff.
You can also buy furniture or equipment like our friend in the banner image! Don't delay. These grants offer a simplified application, but time is running out. The deadline to apply for FY23 funding is Monday, March 6 at 11:59 p.m. ET. (Psssst: Individual artists are also eligible for arts project support grant funding.)
Image by www_slon_pics from Pixabay

Jason Rapp

Underdeveloped: the challenges facing nonprofit fundraising

The newly released study UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising reveals that many nonprofits are stuck in a vicious cycle that threatens their ability to raise the resources they need to succeed. A joint project of CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, the report found high levels of turnover and lengthy vacancies in development director positions throughout the sector. More significantly, the study reveals deeper issues that contribute to instability in the development director role, including a lack of basic fundraising systems and inadequate attention to fund development among key board and staff leaders. Key findings:

  • Insufficient amount of qualified candidates for development director jobs
  • Inadequate organizational capacity to carry out fundraising activities
  • Lack of shared responsibility for fund development among key board and staff leaders at many organizations
The report issues 10 calls to action, including leveraging new technology tools, embracing and valuing fund development, and training boards differently to cultivate a culture of philanthropy. Download the full report. UnderDeveloped: National Study of Fundraising Via: CompassPoint