Leveraging The Growing Influence & Inclusion Of Giving Circles

I wrote about Giving Circles on my personal blog last June, noting that the number of Giving Circles in the U.S. is growing. The appeal of this form of philanthropy is that it that the structure, criteria, participation, mission, etc are adaptable to the needs of your particular group. Inside Philanthropy has noted that the composition of Giving Circles are also more diverse than institutional funding organizations. As giving circles grow, they engage more people often left out of institutional philanthropy—especially women and people of color. Of the giving circles surveyed, 60 … Read more

Looking For 2018 Artist Grants and Opportunities

Looking For 2018 Artist Grants and Opportunities?

Artwork Archive recently compiled a terrific list of Artist grants and published them with a user-friendly lists of FAQ details such as award amounts, deadlines, and limited artist fields. Most of the opportunities focus on the graphic arts field but you’ll find a few that are broader in scope. Moreover, they have a handy list of online resources that help keep artists apprised of new opportunities. Visit Artwork Archive’s The Complete Guide to 2018 Artist Grants and Opportunities

Facebook Is Matching Donations On #GivingTuesday, Here’s What You Need To Know

Facebook has just announced that they are partnering with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to match donations made through Facebook on #GivingTuesday (November 28) up to $2 million. Facebook is also waiving the processing fees for these transactions, even after the match runs out. Because of the nature of Facebook and magnitude of this campaign, I expect that there will be a higher-than-average number of donations via Facebook. That said, this doesn’t apply to funds that you raise via a link to the donate page on your website; the money has to be … Read more

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