Writing in ‘Inside Philanthropy’ recently, Karen Brooks Hopkins reminds readers of a report into fundraising in creative arts released by the US National Centre for Arts Research last year. While focused largely on the US, The NCAR Report on Fundraising Trends in Arts and Culture, contains advice and information that may be of interest to those seeking funding in Australia. Based on 2014 data from over 4,200 organisations that encompass a gamut of disciplines, together with a focus on 4 year data for a subset of 2700 organisations the report finds that the deep relationships that have been built across time between art organisations and their funders is beginning to pay off. The report analyses trends relating to five major funding sources: trustees, individuals, corporations, foundations and government.
It is available at: http://mcs.smu.edu/artsresearch2014/reports/what-fundraising-return-investment#/