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Development for the Visual and Performing Arts

Gain an understanding of the basic principles of fundraising for the arts by exploring the issues important to institutional and individual donors and the needs of public and private sources. Learn the techniques, skills, and strategies for implementing an effective fundraising plan in challenging times. Learn how to assess organizational readiness and to make the “case.” Central issues discussed include recent fundraising trends; the roles and resources of the board, the staff, and volunteers; ways to identify potential supporters and to sustain relationships with public, private, and individual donors; and effective communication through written and oral presentations. Acquire the core competencies needed for a career in arts and cultural fundraising.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • The ability to create an effective fundraising plan
  • Familiarity with fundraising tools and trends
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