Facts & Figures
Contributions Rise Overall; Individual Corporate Donations Decrease
According to the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) 2010
Giving in Numbers survey, individual donations from businesses dropped in
2009, with 59 percent of businesses surveyed decreasing contributions. However,
the overall amount of corporate contributions rose seven percent from 2008 to
2009, due to corporate mergers and in-kind contributions. For information, www.corporatephilanthropy.org.
Fundraising Techniques Keep Pace With Newer Trends
Blackbaud’s 2010 State of the Nonprofit Industry study found that
although new trends in fundraising are on the upswing, older methods are not
losing ground yet. The survey also found that return on investment is
increasingly important to donors worldwide. For information, www.blackbaud.com.
Newseum Partner to Open New Media Gallery
Hewlett-Packard announced a $5 million contribution to the Newseum in
Washington, DC that will fund a New Media gallery. The gallery will feature
interactive exhibitions exploring technology’s continuing impact on how
information is dispersed and consumed. The New Media gallery is expected to
open in 2012. For information, www.hp.com.
NABE Foundation and Americans for the Arts Announce Scholarship Award Winner
The NABE Foundation, the charitable arm of the National Association for
Business Economics (NABE), and Americans for the Arts jointly announced the
winner of the 2010 NABE Foundation Americans for the Arts Scholarship Award
on October 10. The 2010 scholarship was awarded to Sarah Cortell, a
graduate student in the Arts Policy and Administration Program at Ohio State
University. She will receive an award in the amount of $5,000 to support the
study and application of economics in her graduate studies and professional
career. “These awards reflect a fundamental belief that the arts are a
key component in helping to prepare students to exceed, and indeed thrive, in
the workplace and society of the future,” said Robert L. Lynch,
president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. For information, www.nabe.com. (PDF, 165 KB)
BCA 10 Awards Presented to Outstanding Corporate Arts Supporters
This Thursday, November 4, business and arts leaders from across the country
will gather at New York City’s Central Park Boathouse to celebrate 10
exceptional business supporters of the arts at the BCA 10 Awards.
Congratulations to this year’s awardees! For more information, www.AmericansForTheArts.org.
Corporations Confront the Creativity Crisis
Applied Materials is funding mindPOP, an innovative arts education initiative
in Austin, in the name of taking what Newsweek
magazine called our nation’s “creativity crisis” head-on.
Read all about it and join the discussion at ARTSblog, http://blog.artsusa.org.
Why and How Businesses Support the Arts
The Business Committee for the Arts Triennial Survey webinar takes place on
December 8, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. EST. In a discussion led by Mark Shugoll, CEO,
Shugoll Research, business funders will discuss the survey’s findings
in terms of why and how they support the arts and compare the extent of their
giving, both now and the near future. Panelists include Alessandra DiGiusto,
chief administrative officer, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation; Jeff
Eberlein, managing partner, Strata-G Communications; and Carole Morse,
president, Portland General Electric Foundation. To register, http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/afta/session.php?id=5314.