Our #GivingTuesday 2014 Story

GivingTuesday.org is gathering stories about #GivingTuesday 2014 experiences, so we thought we'd share ours!

Meet an Alliancer: Kevin Gifford

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.

2014 Patron Loyalty Study

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.

Letter: Open museum doors to more city teens

Thank you to the Philadelphia Inquirer for publishing our op ed on #GivingTuesday and STAMP!

President of The Philadelphia Foundation to Retire

On November 20, R. Andrew Swinney, President of The Philadelphia Foundation, announced that he will be retiring from the organization on June 30, 2015.

Cultural Alliance Invites Philadelphians to Support Teens Participating in Arts & Creativity, Invest in STAMP

Philadelphia, 2014—On Tuesday, December 2, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance will participate in the nationwide #GivingTuesday campaign to raise additional funds for STAMP: The Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Family Teen Program.

Grant Assistance 101 – 2015 Picasso Project Workshop

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.

Do You Know Your Donors?

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.

Grant Opportunity: Weinberg Family Internship Fund

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.

Grant Opportunity: Picasso Project Grants Support Arts in Schools

$5,000 in PCCY Picasso Project 2015 Arts Grants is available to Philadelphia K-12 public schools.