May Be Best Not To Suggest A Donation

May Be Best Not To Suggest A Donation

You may have heard about the lawsuit against the Metropolitan Museum of Art whose signs recommending $25 admission fee was seen as obfuscating the fact you can pay what you want.  The museum has changed their signs to replace “recommended” with “suggested.” (Though recently they have petitioned NYC for permission to charge admission to people who reside outside the city.) However, the widespread practice by arts and cultural organizations of using the term “suggested” can be quite problematic. The For Purpose Law blog recently noted the sticky situation non-profit groups can create … Read more

Giving Tuesday

UPDATE: Getting Ready For Giving Tuesday

In October, 2015, I wrote an ArtsHacker article all about preparing your organization for Giving Tuesday.  Now in it’s 5th year, it’s on November 29, a few days earlier than last year. Giving Tuesday is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (as in Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Sunday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday).  It is designed to kick off the last bit of charitable giving for the year and create a sort-of party atmosphere around giving. According to GivingTuesday.org, over 700,000 people in 70 countries raised more than $116,000,000. I’m certain there are arts … Read more

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