Arts Fundraising

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October 18, 2021

75+ Virtual Fundraising Ideas: Examples from real-life campaigns 

Virtual fundraising has been a sustainable practice for many nonprofits, and it has recently become…

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Museum gallery, with art hung on walls
March 17, 2021

PPP funding update – new funds available to museums, theatres and performing arts venues

“Great theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a…

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7 ways that the arts can fundraise virtually
October 26, 2020

7 ways the arts can fundraise virtually

Arts organizations are just one of the many industries that are being hit hard by…

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museum fundraising
September 20, 2019

Museum fundraising guide

This guide explores the museum fundraising process given this contemporary axis. Its ideas and insights are relevant to all levels of staff at your museum, but particularly those in the development, external affairs, and event management segments.

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MicroFinancing Partners in Africa

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Jamie F.

Hope Chest for Breast Cancer

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Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County