General operating funds are what keep the lights on at dance nonprofits. But before COVID-19, they could be difficult to procure, with big donors wanting to designate gifts for pet projects and foundations wary of giving unrestricted cash. Here’s how COVID-19 is changing that.
While the current economic picture is grim for many Americans, the “K-shaped” recovery means high earners may have even more wealth than before the pandemic. For nonprofit dance organizations, this is good news—if they can successfully leverage their asks.
Kelly’s been holding creative virtual fundraisers since before it was cool (read: necessary). Here’s how to make them engaging—and bring in donations.
Since the onset of COVID-19, glittery black-tie fundraising galas with celebrity red carpets have become a thing of the past. But because arts organizations often rely on an annual gala event to bring in a significant portion of their operating budget, outright cancellation is not an option.