Nonprofit Financial Management
The Wallace Foundation has created a collection of resources to encourage strong financial management. It's organized around four key elements – planning, monitoring, operations and governance and promotes "fiscal fitness."
Strategic Affiliations Toolkit ...
AWF Info Session Documentation
An information session was held on June 8, 2016 at PianoForté in Chicago
Arthur Pearson, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
AWF Steering Committee
Ten years ago, a number of funders got together to establish the Arts Work Fund. Why? We ...
Collective Insights: Innovative Outreach Strategies are Winning New Audiences
Recently, the Arts Work Fund convened a group of arts organizations to reflect on recent grants geared toward testing new strategies for attracting audiences. Participating in the conversation:
Small arts organizations are adapting to changing economic models and technological opportunities ...
How to Write a Good Proposal
Make sure your organization is eligible for Arts Work Fund funding (see guidelines for eligibility requirements).
Provide a rationale for the proposed work that is clearly defined. Discuss how your organization identified the issue at hand and its significance to ...
Collective Insights: Women-Led Dance Companies Struggle to Survive
Recently, the Arts Work Fund held a conversation with several women-led dance companies to learn about the challenges they face.
Small dance companies often work in relative obscurity and face significant challenges in promoting and funding their art. Recently, leaders ...
What We're Learning: How Three Grant Recipients Engaged Their Audiences Cost-Effectively
What We're Learning: Transforming One's Marketing Approach
What We're Learning: The Aha Moment
“They don’t get us” was, at times, a lament heard at Access Contemporary Music (ACM), a group that champions classical ...
What We're Learning: Finding a Fundraiser Under Your Own Roof
Sometimes a necessary but not-so-exciting task – learning how to be better fundraisers – ends up being a real game ...