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Big Money for Small Arts Groups

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School of Arts & Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza

1700 Alum Rock Avenue

San Jose, CA 95116

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Join SVCREATES for a full-day conference on fundraising!

Increasing resources for the our arts ecosystem requires a thoughtful approach, a particular set of tools, and practice. Nationally-renowned fundraising trainer Andy Robinson joins us to help sharpen our fundraising work with a focus on three key topics:

  1. Fundraising Planning
  2. Donor Relationship Management
  3. Making the Ask

Learn to build a fundraising program that honors your mission, engages potential donors, and raises more money.

  • Where money comes from: building a diverse funding base

  • The basic principles of fundraising

  • Identifying prospective donors

  • “The ask” — face to face solicitation

  • Ranking the effectiveness of different fundraising strategies

The day will include new information and hands-on exercises for both experienced and new arts managers, board members and staff at all levels. Lunch and a networking opportunity is included with registration.

Andy Robinson (www.andyrobinsononline.com) provides training and consulting for nonprofits in fundraising, board development, marketing, earned income, planning, leadership development, facilitation, and train-the-trainer programs. He specializes in the needs of organizations working for human rights, social justice, artistic expression, environmental conservation, and community development. Over the past 22 years, Andy has worked with organizations in 47 U.S. States and Canada. Recent clients include the American Bar Association, League of Conservation Voters, National Main Street Center, American Rivers, the Land Trust Alliance, and many, many local organizations.

Andy is the author of six books, including Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise Money, www.trainyourboard.com. His latest is What Every Board Member Needs to Know, Do, and Avoid. When he’s not on the road, he lives in Plainfield, Vermont.

Check in: 8:30 am

Program: 8:50 am to 3 pm

The conference will conclude with the announcement of a funding opportunity - grants available for help with fundraising, development planning, piloting donor programs, and other innovative ideas for increasing contributed revenue and improving donor stewardship.

We hope you can join us. Come for just a few hours if you can't make the full day!

The registration fee is $15 per person; scholarships and registration fee waivers are available.

Have questions about this event? Please contact Audrey Struve at audreys@svcreates.org.

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