Fundraising & Development

Blog Post
Posted February 11, 2015
In addition to the Cultural Alliance's own leadership transition, 2015 has already seen several other shifts in executive leadership affecting the cultural community.
Blog Post
Posted February 9, 2015
The latest research report from the William Penn Foundation ("Capitalization, Scale, and Investment: Does Growth Equal Gain?") examines how 160 Philadelphia cultural groups are coping with the challenges of maintaining and expanding operations despite the current economic environment—marked by decreased corporate and foundational support—and ever-increasing competition from the growing number of organizations.
Blog Post
Posted January 6, 2015
As announced at our 2014 Annual Meeting in October, PNC will continue Arts Alive funding for 2015 and 2016. The grant application for year seven is open as of Monday, January 5.
Blog Post
Posted December 29, 2014
GivingTuesday.org is gathering stories about #GivingTuesday 2014 experiences, so we thought we'd share ours!
Blog Post
Posted December 16, 2014
Ever wondered what it's like to work at the Cultural Alliance? We'll introduce you to members of our staff! This month the spotlight is on Kevin Gifford, Associate Director of Development.
Research
Posted December 12, 2014
The 2014 Patron Loyalty Study: Loyalty By the Numbers, examines the financial transactions (including tickets, memberships and donations) of almost a million Greater Philadelphia households, using seven years of data from 17 major cultural attractions in the region. One of the key findings of the report is that, despite the sector’s focus on developing new audiences, the erosion of current audience loyalty represents one of the most significant financial risk for cultural groups. The study found that less than 3% of patrons generated over 62% of total patron revenue. However, spending by this small but powerful group of patrons declined12 % throughout the study, driven by a decline in primarily donor activity/revenue.
Blog Post
Posted December 1, 2014
Thank you to the Philadelphia Inquirer for publishing our op ed on #GivingTuesday and STAMP!
Blog Post
Posted November 20, 2014
On November 20, R. Andrew Swinney, President of The Philadelphia Foundation, announced that he will be retiring from the organization on June 30, 2015.
Blog Post
Posted October 23, 2014
Are you an artist, teacher, or community member looking to apply for the 2015 Picasso Project Grant? Visit Black and Nobel Bookstore (1409 W. Erie Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19140) today 4:00 – 5:30PM for workshop assistance on how to apply for the grant.
Blog Post
Posted October 22, 2014
In the presentation for our latest research report, 2014 Portfolio, we talked about the declines in individual giving, and the importance of engaging individual donors at every level, not just at the top--from younger millennials to aging middle class baby boomers who have not been as active in philanthropy.
Blog Post
Posted October 22, 2014
The Weinberg Family Internship Fund is a Donor-Advised Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation. The Fund is offering grants to support nonprofit organizations to provide internship stipends to qualified undergraduate and/or graduate college students. The intent is to provide support for students who might otherwise need to seek paid employment in another industry.
Blog Post
Posted October 14, 2014
$5,000 in PCCY Picasso Project 2015 Arts Grants is available to Philadelphia K-12 public schools.
Blog Post
Posted October 8, 2014
The Surdna Foundation is issuing a request for proposals to individual artists, culture bearers and nonprofit arts organizations. These funds are designed to support projects developed in response to communities’ specific challenges and to support artists and organizations whose long-term, deeply-rooted work has increased social engagement without necessarily being explicitly “activist.” The foundation will consider all artistic disciplines, including cross-disciplinary work.
Blog Post
Posted October 6, 2014
ArtPlace America recently opened the application process for the fifth round of its National Grants Program.
Blog Post
Posted September 8, 2014
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage’s 2015 project grant guidelines for applications to the Center's Performance and Exhibition & Public Interpretation programs are now available online.
Blog Post
Posted July 21, 2014
You've been hearing a lot of great news from us in regard to the Philadelphia Cultural Fund (PCF) lately...and it just keeps getting better!
Blog Post
Posted July 15, 2014
Philadelphia LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) just released a Request for Proposals to fund up to 8 creative placemaking projects in West and North Eastern Philadelphia, with grants of up to $7,500 each. The deadline to apply is September 5, 2014.
Blog Post
Posted June 30, 2014
Is your organization implementing a new program that will have a significant positive impact on your community? Submit an application for a 21st Century Solutions grant!
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