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Happy 2 Years, power2give!

October 1, 2015 marked the 2 year anniversary of power2give.org/PugetSound, ArtsFund’s regional, arts-focused crowdfunding platform.  We’ve come a long way since launching an initial 32 projects with founding sponsor Raynier Institute & Foundation. Here are some of the highlights to date:

  • 87 unique posting organizations
  • 168 total projects
  • over 3100 donations through the platform
  • nearly $500,000 raised in matching funds
  • a grand total of over $848,000 granted through individual and matching gifts

Through power2give, local arts groups have been able to cover the costs for a wide range of projects, arts disciplines and areas of focus. The platform has helped pay for artist residence fees, a website makeover, the creation of new dance works, materials for youth photography courses, scholarships for music students, upgrades to an assisted listening system — and that’s just since the start of this past summer! On average, arts groups raise nearly $5,000 through a single project, with 75% of projects reaching 100% of their goal.

October 1 also marked another important milestone — the launch of the new and improved power2give website! With a sleek new look and enhanced features for donors and fundraisers alike, the site will only serve to make the power2give experience more impactful and is big step for the growth of the platform.  Check it out and tell us what you think at www.power2give.org/curator/artsfund!

Thank you to The Boeing Company for providing administrative sponsorship of power2give.org/PugetSound and for being the sponsor of ArtsFund’s ongoing convening series.