Resources for Nonprofits

Resources for Nonprofits

We know that many organizations creating the most exciting work out there are strapped for cash. Benvenuti Arts is working to provide you with an ever-growing set of resources that you can access online, for free or at very low cost, that can help you reach your goals. Even if you can’t afford to work with us right now, we are still working for you.
We know that many organizations creating the most exciting work out there are strapped for cash. Benvenuti Arts is working to provide you with an ever-growing set of resources that you can access online, for free or at very low cost, that can help you reach your goals. Even if you can’t afford to work with us right now, we are still working for you.

Grants Guide

For an artist focused on creation, or a small organization of overworked staff, grant writing can seem like a nuisance at best or a mysterious other language at worst. Most grants guides are thorough, but confusing and dense with information. In this short, 10-page guide, you’ll find the true basics of institutional fundraising from how to choose which grants to apply for, to how to cultivate relationships with funders, to how to write in a language that actually gets you grants. This quick read walks you through the steps without overwhelming you with unnecessary information. For the beginner just learning about grants fundraising, to the veteran who can’t understand how foundations and government funders think, this guide will help you craft a lean institutional fundraising plan that makes the most of the little time you have.

Grants Guide

 

grantsguide-a-1For an artist focused on creation, or a small organization of overworked staff, grant writing can seem like a nuisance at best or a mysterious other language at worst. Most grants guides are thorough, but confusing and dense with information. In this short, 10-page guide, you’ll find the true basics of institutional fundraising from how to choose which grants to apply for, to how to cultivate relationships with funders, to how to write in a language that actually gets you grants. This quick read walks you through the steps without overwhelming you with unnecessary information. For the beginner just learning about grants fundraising, to the veteran who can’t understand how foundations and government funders think, this guide will help you craft a lean institutional fundraising plan that makes the most of the little time you have.

Individual Fundraising Guide

This slim, 12-page guide helps you to plan for a full year of individual fundraising, including a traditional campaign, cultivation opportunities, and special events. It focuses on building a larger, ongoing donor program that can help you reach your goals,  and create a community of supporters who not only donate to your work, but are also passionate and invested, helping to broaden your community and impact over time. We strive to simplify the steps, helping even the smallest organizations build a robust relationship with donors that truly works within the limitations of their small and mighty staff.

Individual Fundraising Guide

This slim, 12-page guide helps you to plan for a full year of individual fundraising, including a traditional campaign, cultivation opportunities, and special events. It focuses on building a larger, ongoing donor program that can help you reach your goals,  and create a community of supporters who not only donate to your work, but are also passionate and invested, helping to broaden your community and impact over time. We strive to simplify the steps, helping even the smallest organizations build a robust relationship with donors that truly works within the limitations of their small and mighty staff.


Budgeting Guide

Budgeting might be the most despised, most ignored, and least understood tool in the production and management of the arts. While artists and administrators often list their various costs when putting together a show, many become frustrated or confused when it comes time to put those numbers on paper. In this workbook, I will not only guide you through a simple budgeting process, but also, hopefully, demystify it for you. By the end, you might even look forward to making your own budget!

Budgeting Guide

Budgeting might be the most despised, most ignored, and least understood tool in the production and management of the arts. While artists and administrators often list their various costs when putting together a show, many become frustrated or confused when it comes time to put those numbers on paper. In this workbook, I will not only guide you through a simple budgeting process, but also, hopefully, demystify it for you. By the end, you might even look forward to making your own budget!

Need Extra Eyes on that Big Proposal?

Writing a grant proposal can be daunting. We can help! Check out the sample forms on our Services page – fill it out with your verbiage and for a small fee, we’ll review what you’ve written and help you make it even better. Or, you can simply upload your proposal for us to assess.

cropped-BA-logo-2-1.pngNeed Extra Eyes on that Big Proposal?

Writing a grant proposal can be daunting. We can help! Check out the sample forms on our Services page – fill it out with your verbiage and for a small fee, we’ll review what you’ve written and help you make it even better. Or, you can simply upload your proposal for us to assess.

External Resources

External Resources

Here are just a few links to get you started on your work. Looking for something specific and Google just isn’t helping? Email us to see if we can guide you to the right resources for your needs!
Here are just a few links to get you started on your work. Looking for something specific and Google just isn’t helping? Email us to see if we can guide you to the right resources for your needs!
Fundraising
The Foundation Center  – www.foundationcenter.org
Guidestar – www.guidestar.org
Chronicle of Philanthropy – www.philanthropy.com
Nonprofit and Arts Management
Fractured Atlas – www.fracturedatlas.org
Nonprofit Finance Fund – www.nonprofitfinancefund.org
Americans for the Arts – www.americansforthearts.org
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts – www.vlany.org
Individual Artists
The Field – www.thefield.org
New York Foundation for the Arts – www.nyfa.org
ResArtis – www.resartis.org/en
Genre Service Providers
Theatre Communications Group – www.tcg.org/index.cfm
League of American Orchestras – www.americanorchestras.org
Dance/USA – www.danceusa.org
Institute of Museum and Library Sciences – www.imls.gov
Opera America – www.operaamerica.org
American Composers Forum – composersforum.org
Association of Performing Arts Presenters – www.apap365.org
Chamber Music America – www.chamber-music.org
Chorus America – www.chorusamerica.org
Conductors Guild – www.conductorsguild.org
National Guild for Community Arts Education – www.nationalguild.org
National Performance Network – www.npnweb.org
New Music USA – www.newmusicusa.org
International Society for the Performing Arts – www.ispa.org

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