Indiana Arts Groups Face Difficulties Fundraising

Elizabeth Kramer Some Indiana institutions have issued a report about the condition of the state’s arts organizations. The Indiana Arts Commission enlisted Indiana University’s School of Public And Environmental Affairs to conduct a survey of more than 1,500 organizations. Kirsten Grønbjerg is an Indiana University professor and chair of the school’s Center on Philanthropy. She… Continue reading Indiana Arts Groups Face Difficulties Fundraising

Metro United Ways Falls a Bit Short of Campaign Goal

The Metro United Way announced the results of its current campaign today. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. This year’s campaign collected just over $27 million, falling short of Metro United Way’s goal of raising as much as last year’s campaign — $28.5 million. President and CEO Joe Tolan says the economy was a huge factor, with… Continue reading Metro United Ways Falls a Bit Short of Campaign Goal

Fund for the Arts Campaign at Midway Point

With the local economy still in a precarious situation as the year ends, the Louisville Fund for the Arts annual fundraising campaign is making some strides and working with arts groups to make many adjustments. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Fund for the Arts president and CEO Allan Cowen says the annual campaign — which is… Continue reading Fund for the Arts Campaign at Midway Point

Metro United Way Holds Rally to Reenergize Campaign

Although the Louisville Metro United Way’s annual fundraising campaign doesn’t wrap up until February, it’s holding a pep rally tomorrow to spur giving. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. The rally starts at 7:45 a.m. on the Old Male High School campus on Brook Street. United Way president and CEO Joe Tolan says it’s a way to… Continue reading Metro United Way Holds Rally to Reenergize Campaign

Study on "Why People Give" Surprises Researchers

A new study from Indiana University’s Center for Philanthropy aims to help nonprofits perform better at fundraising by indentifying why people donate. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. IU researchers collected data from more than 10,000 households and found that reasons for giving correlated with education levels and income, no matter the region. The study challenges… Continue reading Study on "Why People Give" Surprises Researchers

Library Getting Outpouring of Donations After Flood

Individual households and organizations as large as the University of Louisville are continuing the clean-up and reparations after this month’s flash flood. And the Louisville Free Public Library is working on overcoming nearly $5 million in damages to its main branch. Meanwhile, the response the library has received since August 4 has come from both… Continue reading Library Getting Outpouring of Donations After Flood

Fund for the Arts Gets $8.8 Million of $10 Million Goal

The Louisville Fund for the Arts announced the results of its annual fundraising campaign today. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The Fund for the Arts raised $8.8 million this year — falling short of its $10 million goal set before the economic crisis deepened last September. Much of the money raised will go to support… Continue reading Fund for the Arts Gets $8.8 Million of $10 Million Goal

Fund for the Arts Campaign Has $10 million Goal

Louisville’s Fund for the Arts kicked off its 2009 fundraising campaign today at the Brown Theatre. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The kickoff featured performances of arts groups including the Louisville Ballet and Stage One children’s theater — along with a piano performance by 15-year-old Nansong Huang, the musical prodigy from China who plays with… Continue reading Fund for the Arts Campaign Has $10 million Goal