Empowering new arts donors

Since launching power2give.org/PugetSound on October 1, 2013, ArtsFund’s regional, non-profit arts crowd funding platform has raised over $600,000 in new funds for the non-profit arts sector in our community.  That includes funds for over 130 projects from nearly 75 different arts organizations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Arts organizations on power2give/PugetSound report that the platform is an effective way to reach new donors, while further engaging existing ones.  One of the first projects on the site, launched by Seattle Public Theater, aimed to raise $7500 to fund the purchase and installation of new sound equipment.  Out of 35 project donors, 11 were new donors to the theater.  “Four of our new donors were young people whose families have given in the past,” said Heather Beasley, SPT’s Development Manager.  “They wanted to give their own money to help Seattle Public Theater get new sound equipment!”  Across the board, power2give projects have inspired a similar response – nearly 40% of power2give/PugetSound donors are first-time donors to the organizations their gift supports.

The success of projects on power2give/PugetSound is not only a testament to the fantastic work being done by the arts organizations in our region, but to the importance of every donor who supports that work – no matter how big their gift.  As of February 1, projects had been supported by a total of 2,305 donations, with 60% of those gifts coming in at under $100.

We invite you to join us at www.power2give.org/PugetSound and learn more about how you can support the arts and cultural sector in our region.  Every project on the site is matched dollar for dollar by one of the following matching donors

Raynier hig-res          RD Merrill Co.       Vashees       Jean Pringle Swanson    amazonAnonymous         LBS v2 small      Bamford



Photo courtesy Pacific Northwest Ballet