As the days of this pandemic roll on, I am spending time helping organizations craft messages about COVID 19 and how the virus is impacting their programming.View More Arts Funding: Three wishes for post-pandemic philanthropy
Author: Deborah Crocker
Deborah Crocker, Principal of Grounded Consulting, received her Master in Arts Administration from Columbia University. After moving to Philadelphia in 2007, she has worked in senior positions at art and education institutions including Pennsylvania Ballet, The Miquon School, Koresh Dance Company and The Rock School for Dance Education. Prior to obtaining her Master’s, Deborah worked as a professional dancer in New York City. Her experience at nonprofits as both a professional dancer and an administrator give her an acute understanding of the delicate balance between serving your mission while remaining fiscally solvent. Deborah has a successful track record creating and implementing plans and strategies that have led to increased revenue for organizations. Her specialty lies in fully understanding an organization’s unique community and then designing plans that are feasible and therefore rewarding for an organization. She has extensive experience in foundation and corporate relations, annual giving, major gifts, board training and committee work, and development assessments. She also is an experienced meeting facilitator for strategic planning and program development. Deborah has served as a member of the Yes And….Arts Collaborative Board of Directors and has been a speaker at the National Small Schools Conference.
Fundraising for Essential and Non-essential Nonprofits
How do we balance the desire to support the nonprofits that are “essential” while making sure the “non-essential” are still here when we get through this pandemic?View More Fundraising for Essential and Non-essential Nonprofits
Arts and Non-profit Fundraising in These Times: What’s okay to do right now?
It is an uncertain time, to say the least. For nonprofits, it makes an already delicate business model that much more unstable. I have spoken to a number of nonprofit leaders over the past week, and one question that comes up time and time again is, “Should we ask for support right now?”View More Arts and Non-profit Fundraising in These Times: What’s okay to do right now?