As I travel throughout the country interacting with CEOs, board leadership, and development staff of various arts organizations, I’ve noticed a winning theme among those who are developing the healthiest of Annual Fund campaigns: they establish and communicate high levels of organizational confidence.
Indianapolis – Robert Swaney Consulting, Inc. (RSC) has released the video series, “RSC: Arts Fundraising / Engaging and Keeping Partners”, available to the public free of charge, and accessible via Youtube. Featuring RSC Senior Consultant (and certified fundraising executive) Scott Giffen, the series captures excerpts from a workshop generously sponsored by the Missouri Arts Council and presented to local arts leaders in Springfield, Missouri. Aimed to provide “best practices” related to non-profit fundraising, RSC’s seven-part video series focuses on various sub-topics ranging from the 'Components of the Right Ask', 'Ask Techniques' and 'Thanking Your Donors'.
Contributing writing by RSC Senior Consultant Jeremy Hatch, cfre
Welcome to 2013! Less than a week into the New Year and already our world is changing with some mixed news from
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Congress. Over the past few months, many RSC clients (along with board members, volunteers and donors) have expressed concern and fear about changes to tax law in 2013. Some donors have stated that they will likely not be able to give with the same fervor as they once did because of the impending changes.
Before donor-paralysis sets in, let’s look at what we know so far, based on the agreement passed by Congress on January 1: