Funding Research

November 12, 2009 by Steve
Memo To: David Landers From: Holly Sidford Re: December 4 Conference Call Date: December 29, 2008 As promised, this memo summarizes the main points I made during the conference call of Northwest area foundations on December 4. I apologize for the delay in getting these notes to you; pre-holiday deadlines seem to have stolen several weeks of my time. But I suspect with all the snow you've had, you may have lost a few work days yourself. I hope you are shoveled out and back in business. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
What do we know about the prospects for foundation funding in the next 12-24 months? Edward Pauly, Director of Research and Evaluation, The Wallace Foundation For Philanthropy Northwest and Grantmakers in the Arts December 4, 2008 I appreciate being invited to participate in this important conversation. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
Alana Conner Snibbe, in this article published by the Stanford Social Innovation Review, explores the often misleading relationship between nonprofit overhead and efficiency, and the pitfalls inherent in measuring a nonprofit's well being by its overhead ratio. Available free online from Stanford Social Innovation Review Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
This short web article by Rob Reich explores the role tax deductions play as an incentive to charitable giving. A free article from the Stanford Social Innovation Review Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
2010, 4 pages, The Wallace Foundation, 5 Penn Plaza, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001, (212) 251-9700 http://www.wallacefoundation.org Download: Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
2004, 58 pages, Performing Arts Research Coalition, 1156 15th Street NW, Suite 810, Washington, D.C., 20005 Download: Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
We may go to the opera, live theater, or the symphony, but we don't stop to really think about how much these performances can mean to our daily lives and to our communities. Those performing arts organizations have been concentrating on this issue for years. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
This brief is the first of two that summarize results from detailed case studies of the financial management of nine nonprofit organizations. It focuses on the relationship between spending on administration and fundraising and the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations in carrying out their missions. Smaller organizations tended to invest less in organizational infrastructure, resulting in conditions that compromised their effectiveness. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
This pamphlet presents statistical, case study, and concluding material about at-risk youth arts programs in cities across the US. Citing encouraging results from more than a dozen programs, this resource shows how arts programming is being effectively used to address the problems of youth. It also reviews the issue of funding, spotlighting programs that operate as partnerships between local, state, and government agencies and arts organizations. A "how-to" section outlines specific steps to follow in planning programs, and a two-page resource list gives information on related titles. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
This important new study, released in June 2002, demonstrates conclusively that the nonprofit arts industry has a significant economic impact on local and national economies. And, for the first time, in addition to spending by arts organizations, information has been gathered on event-related spending by arts audiences. Americans for the Arts worked with 91 community partners from across the U.S. to collect expenditure data for this study. Read More...