RESOURCES & RESEARCH:
We do our best to stay on top of research and trends that can help us serve our clients, and like to share studies and articles that we feel might help you in your work. This page will change from time to time, and we invite you to share interesting research you find by getting in touch with us through our "Contact Us" page.
CompassPoint, a California-based nonprofit dedicated to increasing the impact of nonprofit, community-based organizations and the people who work and volunteer in them, has recently published this terrific study about the challenges facing development directors and the development field, and the conditions that need to be present for an organization to have a successful fund development program:
Underdeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising
The Wallace Foundation has invested heavily over the years in studying audience development in arts organizations. The Foundation recently released its most recent report on this topic, a guide that examines audience development practices of 10 arts organizations, and the nine successful practices they shared:
The Road to Results: Effective Practices for Building Arts Audiences