Philanthropy Inspired

Philanthropy Inspired

In the competitive world of Museum and Performing Arts it is critical that Ambassadors, Trustees and Board Members understand the relevance of mission, vision, value, innovation versus duplication and redundancy. Education and collective understanding lead to intellectual rewards, better investments and greater commitment levels. In the current nonprofit world Board Members are increasingly expected to be the most active fundraising collective in the organization. Staff supports the Boards ability to play rainmakers. Funding acquired through State and Federal resources are extremely unreliable, unsustainable and competitive. Critical advancement requires financial planning and strategic planning. The Board Member must be prepared for the responsibility and commitment. Ambassadors and Trustees making financial commitments not only are attracted based on relationship development and peer to peer network but also based on education, personal growth and passion. Neglecting the educational and social needs of these financial investors is quickly becoming non-competitive. Research conducted by the Americans for the Arts provided insight into effective Board, Trustee and Ambassador expectations. The surveys also provide specific insight as to who is the most likely to give funding and the expectations of patrons associated to experience. The greatest innovation in accelerating and attracting individual giving was based on providing public access, collaborative arts experiences and the ability to educate through experiential learning; Travel Opportunity and Sponsored Travel associated with social media ambassadors. In the case of most funds raised by Trustees and Board Members it included; Educational Experience, Field Studies, International Cultural Partnerships, Educational Retreats. “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt  purpose The Wall Street...