Other Resources

FISCAL SPONSORS/RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS

New York Foundation for the Arts
Resources tailored to individual artists including advocacy, professional development, jobs and financial assistance via loans.
http://www.nyfa.org

Fractured Atlas
Resources for artists including fiscal sponsorship and insurance
http://www.fracturedatlas.org/

New York Live Arts
Presenting organization for performing artists, but also has a robust fiscal sponsorship and membership program for artists offering rehearsal space, press and marketing consults and more.
http://www.newyorklivearts.org/

The Field
Fiscal sponsorship for artists and other resources including great classes tailored to help artists succeed.
http://www.thefield.org

Pentacle
Asssitance with non-profit accounting, media, bookings/representation, design services, and more. Services are focussed on dancers and dance companies.
http://www.pentacle.org

BOARD DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES

Board Assist
Based in NYC, this non-profit helps pair corporate executives with non-proft boards.
http://www.boardassist.org

Board Source
Online resources focussed on board development, training, contracts, roles, governance, and more
http://www.boardsource.org

CROWD-SOURCING FUNDRAISING

Kickstarter
A creative way to fund your project through on-line donations from large groups of people. Must hit your “goal” in order to keep all the money raised.
http://www.kickstarter.com

Indiegogo
A creatuve way to fund your project through on-line donations from large groups of people. Get to keep all money raised towards project.
http://www.indiegogo.com

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Making the Ask: How to Ask for Support for Your Nonprofit Cause, Creative Project, or Business Venture 
by Laura Fredricks
Hands-on, practical advice and guide on asking prospective donors for money.

The Complete Guide to Nonprofit Management
by Smith, Bucklin & Associates, Inc.
Nuts & bolts of management including role of board of directors, and PR and marketing with lots of case studies as examples for learning.