Workshop: Individual Giving Fundraising Essentials

Workshop: Individual Giving Fundraising Essentials

Learn New Fundraising Techniques: February 18 at NYFA

Calling all NYFA Fiscally Sponsored Artists! Spend an evening with other artists in the NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship program learning techniques for fundraising from individuals including practical methods to identify prospects and build and maintain your donor base.

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: NYFA, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, New York, 11201
Cost: Free for artists in NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship (Open only to Fiscally sponsored artists*)
Presented by: Ellen Claycomb, NYFA Senior Officer for Special Events and Individual Giving.

Topics to be covered:

  • Creating a plan
  • Building a donor base
  • Conducting prospect research and identification
  • Making “an ask”
  • Stewardship

Registration in advance is required. Please click here to register:

* Not currently a NYFA Fiscal Sponsored Artist, but want to be? We’d love to hear from you! Fiscal Sponsorship offers nearly countless benefits for individual artists and emerging arts organizations in all disciplines, including: 

  • Free access to events such as this!
  • The ability to raise funds using NYFA’s tax-exempt status as a 501©(3)-classified organization
  • Access to large-scale funding opportunities from foundations or corporate funders that are usually restricted to 501©(3) tax-exempt organizations
  • The ability to offer individual donors the incentive of tax-deductible donation
  • Access to NYFA’s wide range of services and resources, including those exclusively available to fiscally sponsored projects and organizations
  • An affiliate partnership with for short-term, tax-deductible crowdfunding campaigns (details at right)
  • A custom profile of your organization or project on NYFA’s website
  • And much more!

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About Ellen Claycomb
Ellen Claycomb is the Senior Officer for Special Events & Individual Giving for the New York Foundation for the Arts. She is responsible for developing, planning, and stewarding the NYFA individual giving program as well as leading all development special events including the annual NYFA Hall of Fame Benefit. Ellen has previously worked as a Development Officer for the True Colors Fund and the American Red Cross, and as the Development Coordinator for the Women’s National Democratic Club. Ellen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Arizona State University and a Master of Public Administration with a specialization in Non-Profit Management from the University of Louisville.

Image: Matt Bua, Catamount People’s Museum. Public Park for the Town of Catskill, NY. 2010. Funded by the Harpo Foundation.

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