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nancy peterman spotlight

Team Member Spotlight: Nancy Peterman

Nancy E. Peterman, Partner at Alexander Haas assists universities, schools, healthcare, arts and cultural institutions and human service organizations to achieve results and pursue their missions. In this month’s Team Member Spotlight, Nancy shares her start in nonprofit fundraising, what she loves most about her job and how a recent project changed her perspective.

Investing in Staff: Options for the Performing Arts

Investing in your staff is an important way to invest in the future of your organization. Funding staff development doesn’t have to be expensive; there are many cost-effective options. Here are some creative options for the performing arts sector: Theatre Communications Group, the League of American Orchestras and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Build and Retain Your Donor Base

The Wallace Foundation has been a leader in the field of research and study of effective audience building tactics and strategies for nonprofit fundraising. Since 2002, the Fund has supported innovation in audience building through its grants to over 54 performing arts groups across the country. This year, with researcher Bob Harlow, they have published The Road to… Read more »

New NEA Reports Why People Attend the Arts & the Impact

Three reports from the National Endowment for the Arts highlight the impact of arts and cultural industries on GDP, as well as how and why Americans participate in certain arts activities. The data for the three reports is all from 2012, so for the first time the NEA can show a comprehensive view of a… Read more »

Report on Funding Cuts to the Arts

Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA), a national association of private and public funders, this spring issued the 2013 Update on Public Funding for the Arts, which confirmed what many organizations have experienced: state county and city budget support has slowed, and uncertainty of federal funding has affected the level of local appropriations. For more information about… Read more »

Dealing with a Sticky Situation

The National Endowment for the Arts has just released the results of its 2012 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, which is the nation’s largest population survey of arts participation trends. The survey confirms what many of you see everyday: engaging in the arts is at once a personal activity and also a communal… Read more »

Giving To The Arts – What Goes Down, Must Come Up?

  You know the saying that what goes up must come down. This year, we’ve learned the inverse is true when it comes to giving to the arts. What has been down is now coming up! The 2013 Giving USA results show an increase of 7.8 percent, and that’s not even the best part. In… Read more »