Arts Leadership and Management Academy
Enhancing St. Louis arts and cultural organizations through a strengths-based approach to capacity building and leadership.
Diversifying Your Funding Strategies Part 1
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
9 am to 12 pm
During Part I of this 2-Session workshop, participants will be introduced to a wide variety of funding sources including annual, major, planned and corporate giving; special events; cause-related marketing; in-kind contributions; earned income; and federal, state and municipal grants. A hands-on approach to identifying your organization’s challenges and opportunities will be introduced as well as the introduction of steps to take toward exploring additional or renewed revenue for your organization. Exercises will be given to complete during the time between Part I and Part II.
During Part II, participants will investigate the myths associated with diversification of resources, assess their organizational readiness for new and existing revenue sources, and work toward the development of a plan to explore at least one new revenue stream.
About the Instructor
Buehler has extensive training in grantsmanship for public and private sectors, strategic planning, development audits and planning, board development, event planning, planned giving and special project management including capital, annual and major giving campaigns. Over the past 20 years, Buehler has helped raise millions of dollars for many St. Louis area organizations on both professional and volunteer levels. She has served as the executive director for both the Animal Protective Association of Missouri and Therapeutic Horsemanship. In 2008, Buehler founded Development on Demand! a consulting firm dedicated to working alongside nonprofit organizations in the St. Louis Metropolitan area to further their strategic goals through planning, training, board development, fundraising and coaching.