Learning Lab: Crafting a Thoughtful Fundraising Approach During COVID-19

Arts and Business Council of Chicago
September 16, 2020 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Everyone can fundraise – even you! Although our environments have been reshaped by the global COVID-19 pandemic and the important calls for social justice by the Black Lives Matter movement, arts and cultural organizations can still find success by developing thoughtful strategies with donor cultivation at top of mind. Whether it’s a full annual plan or a shorter-term initiative, the current moment has taught the nonprofit sector that we must be ready to meet future challenges. Building clear fundraising plans with well-timed tactics can help us do just that.

In this session we will discuss:

An analysis of the current fundraising landscape for arts, cultural, and creative nonprofit organizations;
What you need to know to develop a successful fundraising strategy;
A deeper dive into important fund development tactics like matching gifts and targeted email campaigns;
And the fundraising steps your organization can take to thrive during COVID-19