Nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and their context are woven together in shared potential and shared challenges. The NCAR Fundraising Report provides relevant, timely data to help us clarify and wrestle with the pertinent fundraising questions in front of us.
The arts don’t exist in a bubble, yet we often act as if they do. At such moments, we cut ourselves off from both audiences and donors who may not share our assumptions, conventions, language, and ideals for how arts or culture experiences should work.
Getting Real: Expectations for Corporate Cash Contributions to the Arts
By NCAR Director Zannie Voss and Rebecca Wood
How many discussions have occurred in arts organizations’ board rooms bemoaning a lack of corporate support? When we think about growth and sources of contributions, it is easy to imagine that a largely untapped panacea exists in the resources possessed by businesses. If they knew us, they would love us and they would want to support the remarkable impact we have on the community, right?
NCAR + TACA: Dallas Arts Organizations: A National Comparison
On December 8, 2014, NCAR and TACA (The Arts Community Alliance) http://www.taca-arts.org/ co-hosted an event for local art leaders to discuss findings demonstrating how Dallas arts organizations compare to other arts organizations nationally. Due to popular demand, we are making the presentation available online as well as providing a summary of key findings.