Nichole Canuso Dance Company (NCDC) is a small organization that has reached a high level of artistic accomplishment. The company is now building an internal fundraising structure that is responsive to its artistic programming, and which can grow or contract as the scope of its projects changes with each year. This grant resulted in a fundraising plan for general operation costs, to be used during research and development phases, as well as a project-specific funding plan for years during which NCDC undertakes large-scale dance projects. NCDC worked with a consultant to identify a new database system that can be used for future fundraising campaigns as well as to foster relationships with NCDC audiences. Overall, this structure has provided NCDC with a stable administrative core that can adapt to mirror the company's varying production needs. It has also freed up the company's time and resources to devote to the continued development and execution of its creative work. 1
- 1. Management grants, through the Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative, were awarded through 2013 following which a new funding category, Advancement grants, was introduced to support substantial long-term organizational development.