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Non-Profit and Entrepreneurship Resources for the Performing Arts

This guide provides a collection of tools and resources in support of performing artists seeking a career in the non-profit sector and or seeking to become an entrepreneur in the performing arts.

Funding Resources

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This page provides you with resources available at Howard-Tilton Memorial Library that provide information and guidance on how to successfully fund your work.

Relevant Acquisitions

The Ask

HG177 .F68 2010 - 3rd Floor

The Ask is filled with suggestions, guidelines, and down-to-earth advice that will give you the confidence to ask anyone for any size gift, for any purpose. This book addresses common mistakes made when asking and shows how to correct each mistake, providing guidance and direction on how to make a great ask.

Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits


Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits explains how to: work with individual donors plan special events solicit grants from foundations and corporations get media coverage use the Web to further fundraising goals start a side business to raise funds and much more.

The Money-Raising Nonprofit Brand


The Money-Raising Nonprofit Brand + Website offers real-world fundraising strategies that work in the nonprofit world, explains why commercial marketing strategies don't work and provides practical, experience-based alternatives that do.

Storytelling for Grantseekers

HV41.2 .C53 2009 - 3rd Floor

Storytelling for Grantseekers presents an organic approach to grantseeking, one that views the process through the lens of the pleasures and rewards of crafting a good story. This book walks readers through all the main phases of the proposal, highlighting the creative elements that link components to each other and unify the entire proposal.

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