Like a lot of people, I'm concerned about the capacity of our mid-sized arts organizations especially to weather the COVID-19 crisis.
Last Wednesday I offered a free call session to NM arts nonprofits who want to talk through their response strategies for their annual funds, event cancellations, moving to digital engagement, big campaign planning questions, board response, and how to talk with donors right now. I intend to do that twice a month as long as it's useful.
This thing is evolving so fast, anyone saying they have all the answers isn't being honest. But I've started guiding several of my clients in New Mexico and Chicago through it, and I think there are a handful of tools that are critical to employ right now to weather this and the expected recession. I also think some organizations might come out of this stronger, with a few incredibly valuable new tricks they wouldn't have otherwise figured out. It's true that every crisis presents opportunities.
I've set up a video call at noon, two Wednesdays per month to take questions and share key advice for fundraising in a pandemic. It's limited to 13 callers. No charge.
Arts Fundraising in a Pandemic
Next calls: Wednesday, April 8th and 22nd
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM US/Mountain (60 min)
5/8/2020 10:59:03 pm
Everyone who has the capacity must help! I appreciate the effort that you are making; you are offering your free consultation especially to those who need it the most. In the middle of this pandemic, aside from staying safe, we should also know how to help those people who are in need. The members of NM arts nonprofits must be so lucky to have heard some suggestions that you made. That was indeed a good idea!
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Emilie, Principal and Owner