fundraising http://wfpl.org en Fund for the Arts Crowdfunding Platform Raises $1 Million http://wfpl.org/post/fund-arts-crowdfunding-platform-raises-1-million <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Fund for the Arts&rsquo; </span><a href="http://power2give.org/kentucky/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Power2Give online fundraising platform</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has raised more than $1 million so far for arts and culture projects produced by regional nonprofit organizations.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:02:41 +0000 Erin Keane 6962 at http://wfpl.org Fund for the Arts Crowdfunding Platform Raises $1 Million Kentucky Nonprofits Raise $300,000 in Online Giving Campaign http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-nonprofits-raise-300000-online-giving-campaign <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="https://kynonprofits.org/">Kentucky Nonprofit Network</a> staged its first Kentucky Gives Day this week, <a href="http://kygives.razoo.com/giving_events/ky13/home">raising $330,000 for 380 nonprofit organizations</a>&nbsp;in one 24-hour online campaign on April 24.</span></p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 20:53:55 +0000 Erin Keane 5142 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Nonprofits Raise $300,000 in Online Giving Campaign Congressman John Yarmuth's Campaign Downplays Sparse FEC Report http://wfpl.org/post/congressman-john-yarmuths-campaign-downplays-sparse-fec-report <p>The campaign for Kentucky Third District Congressman John Yarmuth is downplaying low fundraising totals, saying it shouldn’t be viewed as a sign the Democratic representative isn’t running for re-election.</p><p>Federal Election Commission records show Yarmuth raised a mere $5,000 in the first three months of 2013, which is far behind his colleagues in the Kentucky congressional delegation.</p><p>According to campaign finance records, the second lowest fundraising total among House members was longtime<span class="st"> Appropriations Committee Chairman</span> Hal Rogers, who raised approximately $59,000 in the first quarter.</p><p>The other delegates raised somewhere between $90 to $365,000 during the same period.</p><p>Democratic sources who work on political financing tell WFPL Yarmuth's bleak numbers are a "signature of retirement" and observers note that is alarming low given how expensive House races can be.</p><p>"It is unusual there is no doubt about it," says University of Louisville political science professor Dewey Clayton. "And so to see a candidate who is an incumbent who has all the advantages, which usually means high name recognition that leads to the ability to raise funds." Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:32:34 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 5118 at http://wfpl.org Congressman John Yarmuth's Campaign Downplays Sparse FEC Report Artists: Learn About Fiscal Sponsorship at Fractured Atlas Tour Stop http://wfpl.org/post/artists-learn-about-fiscal-sponsorship-fractured-atlas-tour-stop <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Federal tax-exempt status is invaluable for fundraising in the nonprofit arts world. Donations are tax-deductible, which can provide significant motivation for individuals to give, and many grants require applicants to have 501(c)3 status. But securing 501(c)3 status can be a long and complicated process. For new arts groups or smaller projects that don’t have the resources or haven’t yet met the requirements for filing, fiscal sponsorship can help.</span></p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 20:58:22 +0000 Erin Keane 3800 at http://wfpl.org