The Nonprofiteer tends to assume that nonprofits know about all the funds available to support them, and in particular the funds earmarked for capacity building, e.g. strengthening Boards, creating fundraising plans, figuring out how to use high-skills volunteers. But there’s a special fund of this type in Chicago, reserved to arts organizations: the Arts Work Fund. In addition to its many other virtues, the Arts Work Fund accepts grant applications continuously, so if you run a nonprofit theater or music group or dance company or literary project and you’ve awakened this morning with the realization that the new fiscal year is almost here and you’ve got a huge budget hole looming, check it out:
And, of course, unless you’re a theater (which she reviews), Nonprofiteer stands ready to build your capacity (or anyone else’s) any old time.