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Indiana Arts and Culture Nonprofits: Overview and Challenges

01 Nov 2018 9:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Indiana Nonprofits Project collaborated with the Indiana Arts Commission to include a special sample of Indiana arts and culture nonprofits to inform the Commission’s planning, capacity building, and training efforts.

Selected highlights:

Increased demand for services. Over half of arts and culture nonprofits say that demands for their services have increased over the last three years and very few say demands have decreased.

Dependence on volunteers. About a fourth of IAC nonprofits have no paid staff members and almost all use volunteers (other than board members).

Sources of revenue. Indiana arts and culture nonprofits are more likely to receive donations from individuals, grants from foundations, and government grants than other nonprofits.

Challenges in finance and marketing. Arts and cultural nonprofits are significantly more likely to face financial challenges than all other nonprofits; they also report more challenges managing programs, planning, and marketing.

IT and other capacities. Indiana arts and cultural organizations have significantly greater experience with a broad range of information technology resources and have more good organizational practices in place than other Indiana nonprofits.

For more details and highlights from the report, see the press release »

Download the complete report — “Indiana Arts and Culture Nonprofits: Overview and Challenges” and its other findings »

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