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Americans for the Arts

In just two weeks, we’ve raised over one-quarter of our year-end goal of $20,000. You can view real-time results of the campaign by clicking the thermometer to the right of the page. Please help us reach our goal by contributing now.

In the midst of this holiday giving season and during “fiscal cliff” negotiations, Congress and the White House are actually considering future limits to the charitable deduction in order to help close the revenue gap. Because we know how devastating this could be to nonprofit arts organizations across the country, we are advocating with a broad coalition of charities to prevent this from happening by lobbying Congress daily, placing whole-page ads in newspapers, and engaging the media to help tell our story.

Please know that your support matters. The Arts Action Fund is the only national bipartisan voice that helps advance the arts in both the electoral and legislative

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It’s Time for a New Database… (An EALS Post)

I work for a nonprofit organization where my title is the incredibly glamorous “Administrative Assistant and Database Coordinator.” Sometimes when talking myself up I like to say I’m the “Database Manager” as it sounds slightly more important. A couple months ago, my management was questioned when on a development call with the board chair the […]

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Speaking of Leadership: Michael Spring

Michael Spring has been pretty busy these days; even more so than usual. Not only does he oversee a half billion dollar capital project budget with the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, but Spring recently came off of a five-month stint as an assistant county manager while Miami-Dade searched for its new mayor. “I […]

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Poof! The IRS Revokes Tax Exemption for 20,000+ Arts Groups (Updated!)

In 2006, Congress asked the IRS to keep better track of the nation’s 1.7 million nonprofit organizations. Yesterday, the IRS revoked the tax-exempt status of 279,599 of them for not filing legally required documents for three consecutive years (2007-2009). Nearly 27,000 of them are nonprofit ARTS organizations. The 26,875 arts groups represent 20 percent of […]

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